Lancs TT legend Tommy Snape dies at 88

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Lancashire time trialling legend Tommy Snape of Bury has died at the age of 88.

The ex-West Pennine Road Club star was the first man to beat the hour for a "25" on Brock, the A6 Garstang based course, in 1947. This was the Fylde RC "25" which Snape won in 59.56, beating J. Baines of Lancaster CC by over two minutes, and leading West Pennine RC to the team prize.

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.