Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Reg Barnett - Nicest Cycling Story You Hear This Week

The smiling man in the Photo is one Reg Barnett. For those who are not big on their cycling history Reg was a Pro racer in the late 60's and 70's excelling in the track sprint. Nowadays he enjoys a slower pace of life, taking in  the odd pint at his local in Shoreham. As well as a bike racer he also built his own bikes and happened to mention this to one of his friends.
A few days ago he arrived at the pub to see something strange standing in the fire place. There in all its glory was one of the bikes that carried his name. Inspired by his story his friends had scoured E-bay and tracked down one of his creations and bought it as a surprise. The smile on his face will tell you what it meant to him.