Watford Roads

Watford's own cycling club

By Roy Cherington

Alan, Bob, Ron on club run
Roy Cherington
Roy on left on club run
Roy Cherington
Ron, Gilbert on club run
Roy Cherington

I joined Watford Roads in about 1963 and left about 1966 – they were good times. Established club members included Pat Webb, Jim Shields, Derek Bettles, Bob Brambly and Jim Rose.

Ex Clarendon ‘members’ and ‘non members’ include Bob Freeman, Ron Osborne, Alan Leer, Gilbert Lakey, Jim Palgrave and myself. It’s good to say that we and others from Clarendon are still in contact today.

This page was added on 18/05/2015.

Comments about this page

  • Hi Damien, thanks – I shall pass the message on. I think early Club meetings were held in the Central Primary School, Derby Rd, later at Abbots Langley Mens Club (still there), Trowley Rise. TT’s were held on Watford Bypass A41.
    Marcus, I’m very sorry to hear this and thank you for letting us know – no doubt you recognise him in the photos.

    By Roy Cherington (23/09/2018)
  • Hi Marcus, Roy,
    Is there anything else you can share with us with regards to the old Watford Roads club, such as notable wins, club colours, riders, meeting points etc. I am the Chairman of the Watford Velo Sport club, and although we aren’t directly linked to the Watford Roads, we would like to add something to our website to honour them and the local riders that rode for the club.

    Thanks,
    Damien (info@watfordvelo.com)

    By Damien (07/05/2018)
  • Hi Roy, I am Pat Webb’s son. Wanted to inform you he passed away just over a year ago. Cycling was his life even till the end. He made it to 88 years old and was still cycling. Wanted to let you know as you wrote about the Watford Roads cycling club which meant everything to him when he was younger. I still have most of his club trophies.

    By Marcus Webb (08/04/2018)

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