In his time, Roy Douglas was a formidable time trial rider putting in times that would be very competitive some 55 years later, an incredible feat when the advancement of bike technology and rider training is factored in. During his time as a member, Roy won club trophies a total of 22 occasions:
Edmunds Cup (30 mile handicap TT)
Russell Memorial Bowl (25 mile TT)
1966, 1967 (1h03m47s)
Lester Cup (50 mile handicap TT)
1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967
Lomas Shield (best average speed over 10, 25 and 50 mile TTs)
1964, 1967, 1968
Durran Cup (Burton Dassett hill climb)
1964, 1965, 1966, 1967 (1m16s), 1968, 1969
1966, 1967 (23.00mph)
The photo below shows Roy receiving this trophy at one of the annual dinners, he’s in the centre of the picture.
Mary Cheney Cup (100 mile TT)
1967 (4h38m56s), 1968
In addition to being a winner out on the road, Roy kept the guides and set of results for every race he competed in, along with over race 50 medals and these will be donated to the club’s archive.
His funeral will take place at Banbury Crematorium on Tuesday 28th January at midday to which club members are invited. In addition, Roy’s family have asked if any members would be available to repeat the farewell we gave to Roy’s friend, Laurie Allitt, when we rode in front of the hearse up to the Crematorium. This is a great honour for us as a club and we hope members are able to accompany Roy on his final journey. If you are able to ride please send get in contact with Paul.
The club sends its condolences to Roy’s family.