Ted Doe’s 90th Birthday

A gathering of cycling friends gathered at Reepham Station Tearooms to help Dereham cyclist Ted Doe celebrate his 90thbirthday. Ted came to Norfolk in 1978 and he and his wife Margaret were soon deeply involved with the then newly formed CC Breckland, notably as organisers of the club’s 12 Hour time trial.  Ted was still riding with the CCB “Wrinklies” club ride until the age of 88, and is still full of stories from seven decades of involvement in club cycling.   Ted started time trialling with the crack south London club, the Norwood Paragon CC in 1946 and is fond of recounting: “You had to have three letters of recommendation, before they would consider letting you in”. Later he and Margaret were keen tandem tourists and Ted raced with the Wren Wheelers and the Bec CC – sustained by his work as a London postman on rounds that could include up to 35 miles of cycling.

Ted Doe watching the Great Cressingham Road Race in 2016
Ted Doe watching the Great Cressingham Road Race in 2016
Ted Doe (maroon jumper) at Reepham with cycling friends on his 90th birthday
Ted, in the maroon jumper, celebrating his 90th birthday with friends at Reepham

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