Everyone is invited to join this ride which will be a special occasion. Thursday would have been Max’s 79th Birthday and his family are coming up from Suffolk to scatter his ashes along a quiet local lane.
We will meet from 10.30 a.m. at Waterloo Farm Café, Great Oxendon, LE16 8NB. [Grid Ref SP 740 843]
The Ride will proceed to Great Oxendon turning right up the hill then left to Clipston, through the village to turn towards Kelmarsh, cross over A508 towards Harrington to turn left down the hill towards Arthingworth. Here we will meet up towards the bottom of the hill by the last clump of trees at noon [Grid Ref SP 754 806]. The family will then conduct the scattering of Max’s ashes. Afterwards we shall proceed through Arthingworth up the hill to Desborough for lunch at the Tapas Grill and Wine Bar. This is attached to “The Ritz” in Station Road, NN14 2RL. [Grid Ref SP 803 833]
Richard Daniells has circulated these details as there may be quite a few cyclists who are not regular attendees at Thursday Club rides but who may like to come to pay their last respects to Max in a local quiet spot of the kind that Max enjoyed.
We look forward to seeing you on this special occasion and our last link with one of most loyal supporters of and workers for our pastime.
There are some other photographs of Max in an earlier post.
Max was a stalwart – the stalwart – of the Northamptonshire cycling scene. He was secretary of CTC Northamptonshire & Milton Keynes (formerly the Northants & North Bucks CTC District Association); he officiated at its final AGM just two months ago. He organised Kettering CTC; he played a major rôle in the Northampton & District Cycling Association; he publicised the Thursday Club. And he did all those things over decades!
Max took to “new media” with aplomb, setting up and maintaining Kettering CTC’s website with photos, videos and downloadable calendars. It was always a pleasure to receive one of his regular e-mails with details of rides and events. The tourist trials! The hilly 100ks!
And he was a grand cycle tourist. He’d been bitten by that bug when he was a young teenager. His first adventure was to cycle with his sister from the family home near Ipswich in Suffolk to visit relatives in Kingston-upon-Thames. On the journey there and back the young Scotts stayed in youth hostels. Cycling and youth-hosteling became the loves of his life.
During his final illness friends rallied round offering to take on part of what they saw as the burden of the many organisational roles Max worked at. He didn’t see them as a burden. “Don’t take them away from me,” he said. “Cycling is my life!”
As promised at the AGM, I have compiled a short list of the organised
midweek rides which I know about that are available in Northamptonshire.
Midweek Rides in Northamptonshire – Nov/Dec 2012
|Nov 1||Thu||Elevenses to Lunch||Geddington||Geddington||Thursday Club||Tony Page|
|Nov 6||Tue||Day ride||Rothwell||Rockingham||Gretton||Kettering CTC||Max Scott||01536 712507|
|Nov 7||Wed||Lunch meet||Irchester||40+ CC||Roy Presland||01933 314831|
|Nov 8||Thu||Elevenses to Lunch||Gt Oxenden||Gt Oxenden||Thursday Club||Mick McAteer|
|Nov 13||Tue||Morning ride||Rothwell||Hallaton||Kettering CTC||Max Scott||01536 712507|
|Nov 14||Wed||Lunch meet||Tilbrook||40+ CC||Roy Presland||01933 314831|
|Nov 15||Thu||Elevenses to Lunch||Broughton||Broughton||Thursday Club||Shirley Hockridge|
|Nov 20||Tue||Morning ride||Rothwell||Brixworth||Kettering CTC||Max Scott||01536 712507|
|Nov 21||Wed||Lunch meet||Odell||40+ CC||Roy Presland||01933 314831|
|Nov 22||Thu||Elevenses to Lunch||Oundle||Oundle||Thursday Club||Robert Holmes|
|Nov 27||Tue||Morning ride||Rothwell||Gt Oxenden||Kettering CTC||Max Scott||01536 712507|
|Nov 28||Wed||Lunch meet||Wollaston||40+ CC||Roy Presland||01933 314831|
|Dec 4||Tue||Day ride||Rothwell||Rockingham||Gretton||Kettering CTC||Max Scott||01536 712507|
|Dec 5||Wed||Lunch meet||Sharnbrook||40+ CC||Roy Presland||01933 314831|
|Dec 11||Tue||Morning ride||Rothwell||Medbourne||Kettering CTC||Max Scott||01536 712507|
|Dec 12||Wed||Lunch meet||Grendon||40+ CC||Roy Presland||01933 314831|
|Dec 13||Thu||Elevenses to Lunch||Cottingham||Cottingham||Thursday Club||Sue Etheridge|
|Dec 18||Tue||Morning ride||Rothwell||Brixworth||Kettering CTC||Max Scott||01536 712507|
|Dec 19||Wed||Lunch meet||Yelden||40+ CC||Roy Presland||01933 314831|
Highlighted rides are ones that strike me as rideable – comfortably – from Northampton.
For further details of elevenses and lunch stops, see: