The year was 1964 when Mick Bugden won this thrilling championship, Mick Waite was a junior that same year as Dave Knight won his event becoming the Junior Champion.




Velo Club St Raphael team photo from Autumn 1963, near Southwick Village, Hampshire.

Left to right - Bill Harvel, Tom Gilham, Trevor Clancy, Mick Waite, Chris Wood (Wessex Division
Senior Road Race Champion), Ray Martin, Roger Osgood, Barry Day, Pam Day, Rodney Love
and Dave Knight.



VC JUNIOR TEAM PICTURE before the 1963 South Wight Road
Race, near Ryde, IOW, Easter.
This was the supporting race to the IOW 3 Day stage race
which later became the Moreys 3 Day in the eighties.
Team picture left - right - Dave Knight, Mick Plowman, Mick
Waite, Rodney Love.
Dave Knight was the only finisher, 24 years later in 1987
Dave Knight won the BC VETS National Road Race Championship
over a course that included some of the same roads.


Many thanks to Robert Oliver for sending in these excerpts from the Sporting Cyclist dated June 1961 featuring St Raphael riders from the past....



Another fine article from the past, junior Michael Navin riding for VC St Raphael with some of the top riders from the 1960s in a A.C.B.B promotion in Paris....Many thanks to Michael for this cutting.





Mick Bugden in the classic St Raphael colours



Mick Waite has been busy going through some of the past history of the St Raphael riders & will be placing a few articles in the Club History section of some of these riders.

The first being Mark Armstrong, a gutsy rider from the Isle of Wight who rode in VC colours some twenty plus years ago.