Hi Everyone. I've recently started riding again after 20 year break at the age of 66 and am trying to piece together some of my experiences of the club culture and racing in the 60s and 70s with the Tooting Bicycle Club, London. During that time I took part in time trials and road races including the so-called Tuesday night bloodbaths on the Crystal Palace circuit. I also road in the Monday night Herne Hill track league and the Thursday night Paddington track league. I want to write a sort of memoire of that time. After moving to Leeds in 1974 (at the age 28 of I gave up racing apart from a few time trials including 12 1/2s around the Wharfedale Poole circuit (as a member of the short lived Pudsey Velo) after which I became more of a very occasional cycle tourist. My last race was at the age of 40. I will be trying to find people I raced with while in Tooting BC. I understand from John Cole, the current secretary, that Tooting BC is down to about 12 members now. I'm thinking of writing the memoire on-line in a form that is publically viewable and editable - a bit dangerous perhaps! - so hopefully it might become a collaborative effort. I understand this thread is just for introductions so I'll start another thread to expand on this. In the meantime - hello everyone!