Saturday, 2 April 2011
Cec's shop was on the corner of Water Street and Market Street, in was of course a bicycle shop, but one of high repute. Not just did they sell bikes but made their own frames, sponsored the odd rider and promoted and organised road and trial races. I do not recall when this shop shut so if you can add any information please do so.
Any lad who went to Greenfield Street School in the 1970s and remembers the history teacher Mr Jenner might recall he was what was known as a 'Cog Head' a road racer on a bicycle. He also encourage quite a few lads to get involved... the one I remember most from that time was Graham ( Moggy) Harrison (RIP) He really was a good rider and won many a race and was taken on by a main sponsor. If you have a picture of the shop or know anything of the shop please comment. It would be nice to hear your memories.