1979 Merseyside Wheelers Invitation
My comeback year after 3 years in the wilderness with this old crappy heart condition of mine!
This was the biggest race of the year for me, the Merseyside Wheelers Invitation. I was REALLY scared about this one as all the main contenders in the Time Trial and Road Race scene were invited and I wasn't sure I still "had it" to beat the best as yet.
Sean Yates was flying at the time ... no change there then ... and he was my main challenger. I had, however, trained to my usual "manic" level with Eddie, and I won easily ... BIG RELIEF and I was SO happy to have got it out of the way.
Now I knew I could have a great 1980 ... ( Another Classic TT, organised by Bob Memmery, now sadly off the calendar!)
Dave's Career in Pictures
Pictures spanning from the start of Dave's cycling career in 1969 to the present day ...