A Ride for Max Scott – Some Photographs

Max's brother-in-law says a few words

Max’s brother-in-law says a few words

Elevenses at Waterloo Farm Café

Elevenses at Waterloo Farm Café

Chatting in the queue at elevenses

Chatting in the queue at elevenses

Gathering along the lane south of Arthingworth

Gathering along the lane south of Arthingworth

Max's sister scatters his ashes

Max’s sister scatters his ashes

An affectionate marker

An affectionate marker

Some flowers from Max's garden

Some flowers from Max’s garden

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A ride for Max Scott – Thursday 16th April

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.

Max Scott

             Max Scott

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]

Map of ride route

                       Map of ride route

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.

As the Tapas Bar only holds approx 30 people, if a large number turn up there are other eating places locally: “The Bulls Head” Arthingworth and “The Tollmache Arms” at Harrington.

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.

A Celebration of the life of Max Scott (1936-2015)

Today we said farewell to Max Scott – Mr Cycle Tourist.  Here is the cover of, and some photographs from, the Order of Service.Max's Order of Service

Max's Order of Service-1

 

Max's Order of Service-2

Max's Order of Service-3a

Max's Order of Service-3b

Max's Order of Service-3c

There are some other photographs of Max in an earlier post.

Max Scott – “Cycling is my life!”

I am very sorry to post on here sad news of the death of Max Scott.  He died on Tuesday (6th January) in Cransley Hospice, Kettering, after an illness which he fought with patience and good humour.Hallaton+Max+048

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!Hallaton+Max+006

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!Trivelo

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.

Beaumaonor+Weekend+068During 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!”

Midweek Rides in Northamptonshire – Nov/Dec 2012

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

Date Day Event Start Elevenses Lunch Organization Contact Phone No
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: