Does anyone remember Glen Tucker?

Glen Tucker was club captain around 1950. He had the nickname of ‘Cyclone’ after his Major Nicholls bike.

His son Keith Tucker has given us some photos. Do any of the older club members recognise anyone in the photos?

 

 

1. Port Talbot Wheelers – 1952, Pictured outside the Odeon Cinema, Forge Road. Glen Tucker (captain) receives a letter from Richard Evans, the Mayor of Port Talbot to deliver to the Mayor of Birmingham. Which he did after the PTWCC won the Cycling Challenge Cup. The Manager of the Odeon looks on, the man on the kerbside is Reg Plowerman.

2. Cup 1952 - Glen Tucker with the challenge cup won by the Port Talbot Wheelers Cycling Club when as Captain he took 45 riders the 168 miles from Port Talbot to Birmingham (Total aggregate mileage of 7560 miles).  

 

3. Glen Tucker and Holdworth Cycle outside prefabs at Warren Place Aberavon on Whitsun Sunday 1948.  

TT Season has started.

 

The TT Season has begun and the club timetrials on a Thursday night are well under way.

A couple of weeks in and we have had a fine turn out of competitors. Only last week we had 29 entries, 16 from the club and 13 from other clubs.

Remember entry is free for PTW Club members and a modest £3 entry for other clubs. Start time is now 7pm until the end of summer.

If you have not done a time trial before then you are welcome to come along and have a go. Everyone is always happy to give you pointers. Have a look at this link from British Cycling all about trying out time trialling. Some good information here. British Cycling Time trialling

All results from the time trials can be found in the links bar at the top of the page. You can track your progress showing times and speeds of TTs you have done in the year/previous years by clicking your name.

Details of upcoming events can be found here.

Hope to see you there.

 

Turbo Session 7th November 2014

On 7th November we held a Turbo/Roller session for the Junior and Juvenile club members.

The evening went well and competition was rife between riders of all ages. The adults would have been too if only they had brought their bikes, some were itching to have a go. Everyone is welcome to participate, not just the younger members so bring your bikes along to the next one on December 5th.

 

The two Morgans go head to head.

Morgan Ley gives it his all

Half Term Go Ride Events

Go-Ride – is British Cycling’s development programme for young people. The programme provides a fun and safe way to introduce young riders to the world of cycle sport and provides a platform to improve bike handling skills. This is done in a traffic free environment through a mixture of games, exercises and races.

PTW Youth and Adult Training Sessions

We run a series of evening “Port Talbot Wheelers Skills Coaching Sessions" every fortnight on Friday nights based for children aged 6 to 14, and for juveniles aged 15 and above all the way up to adult.

 

Youth Sessions

Roadside Bike repair session

This Friday 10th October 7:30pm at Taibach Community Centre we will be holding a roadside bike repair session.

It is open to ALL club members so why not come along and gain some experience into how to keep yourself on the road when the inevitable happens.

Bring a bike if you want though some will be available.

 

 

 

 

Syndicate content

PTW Strava Activities