Peter Nowell, one of Britain?s first ?independent? racers, has died at 77. A founder member of Lune RCC and an early recruit to the British League of Racing Cyclists he rode with Doug Petty in the Croad Automatic semi-professional team.

He competed in many races including the Quaker Oats Tour of Britain, the 1958 Milk Race, the Corona Tour of the West, and still held the Morecambe to Bradford record he set 57 years ago.

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