Mick Robinson

First Club Run - 5th May 1950

First Club Run – 5th May 1950

Mick Robinson was one of the founding members of East Grinstead Cycling Club, which was formed in the early part of 1950.

At that time Mick was only fifteen years old but was already smitten by the cycling bug. He can be seen in the photo in the front row, second from the right.

Mick winning 880yd sprint

Mick winning 880yd sprint

For the next fifteen years, up to the mid sixties, Mick entered and very often either won or placed in countless road and track races in the South East. He won over a hundred medals.

Mick on a Hill Climb

Mick on a Hill Climb

 

Not too much later after trying his hand at time trialling, Mick found another ace up his sleeve in hill climbing where he had success in equal measure. In his later years Mick would still get out for the occasional race.

Mick and Chris

Mick and Chris

 

Finally Mick became president of the club for twenty odd years up until he passed away in 2012.

Most of the younger members will have fond memories of Mick who was an ever present stalwart of the Evening Tens, acting as chief pusher off and time keeper (pictured here with Chris Daniels who remains a stalwart of the Evening Tens and other club events).