Clar­ion call from the past

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Hobson's Choice -

THESE young men cer­tainly had the up­per gear when it came to pedal power!

A lovely pho­to­graph to show on a day when thou­sands of lo­cal peo­ple will line the streets, to watch in­ter­na­tional cal­i­bre cy­clists race 1.1km across the city cen­tre for the Hal­fords Tour Se­ries.

De­spite not be­ing in the league of world cham­pi­ons, we still think this pho­to­graph is fan­tas­tic.

Doug Boughton has writ­ten in to share his mem­o­ries. He ex­plained that the young men were part of the Clar­ion Cy­cle Club of 1939, with him­self sec­ond from left, aged al­most 17.

He said: “Other names I re­mem­ber are two broth­ers by the name of Airey and a young man, sec­ond name Max­field.

“I played foot­ball for Perkins En­gines and Peter Brother­hoods, cap­tain of both, and lived in Peter­bor­ough un­til 1988 when I moved to Spain. I went for a hol­i­day and stayed for 17 years!”

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