Mystery rider! [update added: 1st Jan 2012]

posted 31 Dec 2011, 05:59 by Admin WWCC   [ updated 1 Jan 2012, 04:55 ]
Please see the update 1st Jan 2012 (at the end of the post).

You may recall a previous post titled Action from 1967! which included an old photo (copied below).

The second rider was identified as Paul Baker but I've now received an email from ex member John Griffiths:

I'm a former Weston Wheeler, having ridden for the club from 1974 - 1982, and then again from 1991 - 1995.

I believe the Weston Wheeler in the above photo is actually Jim Parkman, and not Paul Baker.

Jim rode for the club at that time, and was know to many as the manager of the Les Wilkins Cycle Shop in Bridgwater in the 70's and 80's and then the Weston shop in the 90's.

Thanks John - all we need now is a *response from Paul! .. (*see below)

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Update: 1st Jan 2012

Paul has confirmed that the second rider in the photo is Jim Parkman, who sadly passed away on the 20th november, 2011 age 63. Jim was a member of Weston Wheelers during the 60's and 70's.