Friday, 16 September 2011
Retirement of Tony Allcock
Over the years Tony has done an excellent job for Sustrans, looking after not only NCN Route 6 between Long Eaton and Derby, but also assisting the Erewash Ranger Group with work on the South end of the Nutbrook Trail which also runs into Long Eaton.
He has represented Sustrans at meetings in Long Eaton where efforts have been made to improve cycling facilities in the town and has been a mine of information on such things as electric bikes, having electric two bikes. One a Brompton which he converted to battery power, and that explained why we found him sailing past us on hills, where we were struggling to keep going under pedal power.
Tony is talented musician, but sadly we have not yet found a role for this skill within Sustrans, but if we ever do branch out into the entertainment business, he will be the man to advise us.
I think that his advice would be "Don't!"
A replacement for Tony will be hard to find, but we hope that he will keep in touch and come along to some of our less energetic events, where his keen sense of humour will be very welcome.
Posted by Les Sims at 18:06