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Sunday on a Saturday: 05 October 2013

I had to get my Sunday ride in today rather than my normal Sunday as we have a “family” do tomorrow to celebrate Chris’s Birthday which was on the 30th Sept and mine which is next Saturday the 12th Oct

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What a Week ! : 29 Sept 2013

What an amazingly busy and satisfying week I’ve just had.. My athlete from Malta came over for a week and hired me out for 7 days to do 2 epic rides on the Sunday and Tuesday and the rest with

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Wiggle Closed Roads Sportive Superb ! : 08 September 2013

After being in such good form the other week and the chance to ride on closed roads that I train on every week, this Etape Cymru was going to be great .. I was riding wirh James Lindsay and to

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Anther 100+ : 1 September 2013

Well, I MUST be going well as I did a mega route today and the wind made it doubly hard and I went faster than last week.. I went down through Broughton and then Kinnerton and through Hope , then

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Last Two Days : 25 August 2013

Had an amazing ride yesterday and I would like to thank Grahame for all his help with analysing my heart rhythms for the last week .. I really pushed it yesterday with a mega ride over Rhosesmor, Moel Arthur, Denbigh,

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Another Sunday Ton: Sunday 18th August: .

Had another great weekend .. Out with James Rix yesterday for 5 hours in the Welsh hills and we got a lot of work on Jame’s position sorted out .. Today I was going into the hills again and the

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112 Miles Today! : 04 August 2013

I had an amazing ride today .. I got up early and was out by 7am.. Went over Hope Mountain, Moel Arthur and then to Denbigh .. Up Denbigh High Street and then onto the “Road To Hell” .. Wow..a

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Rotor “QXL” Chainrings: 01 August 2013

I have always been looking for new Bike innovations , but only things they HELP the bike rider and the bike ! I tried Osymmetric rings last year as I thought they looked more “radical” than the Rotor “Q” rings

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Sunday Ride: 21 July 2013

I was going to try to get up very early this morning and go over the Bwlch-y-Groes, but the weather has changed here and it was overcast .. So I went out just before 7 am and ad-libbed a bit

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Sunday Ride: 14 July 2013

Had a great ride today doing my “Sunday Ton” .. I didn’t get out until 6.45 am as I was going to be out a tad earlier, but hey ho… I went over Hope mountain , then the “Steps” …

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New Website: 11 July 2013

Welcome to my new website, built by Gregg Foreman who has been very patient with me as this has taken a VERY long time to build. I wanted it to be much simpler than my previous site and that’s why

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Training Camps : 8 July 2013

Dave has just returned from one of the best ever Training Camp “one to one’s” he has ever been on .. He has done a lot of these “special” one to one Camps now, both over here in GB from

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Year By Year Summary

1969
Began racing.
1970
8 Wins.
1971
20 Wins including Isle of Man Mountain Trail, 25, + Team Time Trial.
1972
Wins the amateur Tour Switzerland; G.P. William Tell; 7th Milk Race; 2nd G.P. Des Nations; chosen for 4 events in Munich Olympic Games; 25 wins.
1973
First year pro for Raleigh with 4 wins. National 50 mile road record (still stands); National 5,000m pursuit champion. 3rd in the Classic Barrachi Trophy two-up time trial with Phil Bayton.
1974
7 Wins, 6 Seconds 5 thirds; Wins Permod Trophy a Best Pro of the Year. National 5,000m pursuit champion.
1975
Based in Holland riding for Peter Posts Raleight Team; 3 wins, 3 seconds, 3 thirds ; Paris-Nice 14th. Tour De Swiss 13th; Tour of Holland 11th. World Champs 23rd.
1976
Illness forces retirement.
1979
Reverts to Amateur 17 Races - 17 Wins All but 2 in course records. (Manchester Whs 1979 - 1984).
1980
22 Races - 22 Wins - All in course and event records.
1981
31 Races - 30 Wins - 1 Second. Breaks National Track Records at 5,000 - 20,000 and 1 Hour. Breaks National 10 mile record in 19mins 11secs.
1982
29 Races - 27 Wins - 2 Seconds. National 25 Champion. 1st Girvan 3 Day. 4th Manx International TT; Team Time Trial Champions, Classic League Winner.
1983
24 Races - 20 Wins - 4 seconds. National 25 mile champion. Classic League Champion All in course records. 3rd Tour of Peak. National 50 mile record in 1.40.37.
1984
10 Races - 9 Wins - 1 Second. 1st Tour of Ulster 4 day. Retired Mid-Season. In 6 years Dave rode 133 Time Trials. Won 125 with worst position of 2nd place just 8 times! With 97 Course Records and 94 event records.

Plus he won the classics:

Isle of Man M.T.T - 5 Times Circuit of the Dales - 5 Times Britannia Trophy - 4 Times Merseyside Invitation T.T. - 4 Times Porthole G.P. - 3 Times Anfield "100" - in 3.47.10.
1985
Professional for 2nd time for Raleigh. 3 wins.
1986
Pro for Birmingham Executive - single rider. 3 wins. 1st Porthole G.P. 1st Britannia Trophy.
1987
Rider / Manager for B.E.A. 5 Man Team. Retired in August.