Len Main Memorial 10 – Trophy for Fastest Vet over 60
Date: 14 May 2019, 7pm
HQ: Winmarleigh Village Hall
“Len Main was an 78-year old cyclist. A very fit and enthusiastic time triallist and dedicated official. Originally form Horsham, he came to live with his wife Sheila in Garstang in 1987, almost on the L101 course. Len joined the Ribble Valley CRC, where he continued to ride, race and was a popular Timekeeper in club and open events.
Sadly, Len was killed in an accident involving a lorry on the A6, just beyond the traffic lights at Broughton on July 31st 1992. This happened as Len was checking the course and distances for the National Veterans 100 mile Time Trial, due to take place the following week. He was the organiser.
A memorial fund was set up, contributed to, by all local clubs and a Trophy was awarded the following year to the Fastest Vet over 65 on Standard, in the Len Main Memorial Open 10 Mile Time Trial. As this was an Open event, 99 riders were on the Start Sheet, only 6 of them eligible for the Trophy. This was won by Harry Aspden, a North Lancs Clarion rider of much distinction, he was nearly 80 years old. Sadly, entries dwindled over the years, and now the Trophy is awarded to the Fastest Rider over 60, the original event being incorporated into one of the weekly PETTS events in mid May.”
L101 14 May 2019 John Huggon / Ribble Valley C&RC 22:38