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Keith Butler 1938-2019

Keith Butler

Keith in His Racing Days.

We are all deeply saddened by the news that Keith has died suddenly following a heart attack.

Although Keith will be generally best remembered for his racing exploits back in the 1960s when he was national road race champion at both amateur and professional levels and for later being the driving force behind the Surrey Cycle Racing League, we remember him as a long time friend and member of Croydon CTC.

For more details of his life in cycling, see the Cycling Weekly Obituary here.

Our thoughts and condolences are with his wife Marylin and all their family at this time.

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Keith at Rouen 1990.

The following arrangements have been made for Keith's Funeral on Tuesday 16 April 2019:

12.30 Service and Burial at St. Bartholemews, Church Road, Horley.

From 14.00 Gathering and refreshments at Rusper Golf Club, Rusper Road, RH5 5BX.

The church is next to Ye Olde Six Bells pub.

No flowers please.

Because of the proximity to Gatwick Airport, parking is a problem. There is some parking in Church Road, and the Ye Olde Six Bells pub will let us use their car park. However if you can cycle to the Service and Rusper Golf Club afterwards it would be much appreciated, and Keith would certainly approve. If you do come by car, please leave plenty of time for parking, and do some car sharing if possible. At Rusper Golf Club parking is not a problem.

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Keith at the Grave of Jacques Anquetil.

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Keith's National Champion Jerseys on Display at his Fureral.

Friend and former member Michael Bedford has been in touch and provided this link to his Croydon CTC Archive of old photos. Great to see all the old and younger faces!

Lands End

Roger, Michael, Paul and Peter (sounds like a line-up of apostles?) at Lands End, May 1991.


Dates for Your Diary

The Section AGM shall be held at the White Horse, Maplehurst at 12:30 on Sun 28 Oct.

Our Christmas Lunch shall once more be held at the Fox and Hounds, Tilburstow Hill Road, South Godstone on Sun 9 Dec at Noon.
Reservations should be made with Patrick, who will also need your Menu choices prior to the event.

Willie's quest for adventure took him off on an amazing non-cycling trip to Iran, and the web pages he's working on for the tour can be found by following this link:

Masjede Imam

A Cotswolds Canter by Willie Gall


Minchinhampton Common - View over Golden Valley to Stroud.


Chipping Steps, Tetbury.

The Dieppe Raid - A Reflection by Andy Bebington

Sword Beach

Sword Beach Memorials at Lion-sur-Mer.

Mouth of Seine

Mouth of the Seine.

Along the Seine

A Tour of Dumfries and Galloway by Pat Fallon

The Scottish weather improved in May, just in time for a glorious tour!

Mennock Pass

Descent of Mennock Pass.


Clatteringshaws Loch.

Isle of Whithorn

Isle of Whithorn.

Artfield Fell

Crossing Artfield Fell.

Nothing much to report in the early part of the year which started with some very cold, wet and windy weather.

To escape the rain in early March, Willie took himself off to Lisbon for a bit of non-cycling sightseeing, but of course the weather followed him!

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