Cycling Weekly magazine March 21 2019 issue, on sale from Thursday priced £3.25
Letter from the editor
Keith Butler was the ultimate clubman. As a friend and club-mate of his, it was particularly upsetting to learn of his passing last week, and very hard to write his obituary (page 16). He achieved an enormous amount as a rider, and as founder of the Surrey League gave countless cyclists their first taste of racing — including me.
But it’s his joy of club life that I’ll remember him for. He joined Norwood Paragon in 1953, his father was a life-long member and in time Keith’s three children all joined the club. He attended committee meetings, club races, social events, played in the club’s darts team, and more. All this while he was busy with the Surrey League. His commitment to the sport was unwavering. He was a proud member of the Paragon, but like his successes he never let it go to his head.
In the years when he attended our rival’s — the Addiscombe — club dinner (his wife Marilyn was a member) to award them with the trophy for winning the interclub TT, he took with good grace the ribbing and needling that naturally came with it.
So it won’t just be Keith’s family, friends and club-mates that will miss him. The loss will be felt far and wide.
Cycling Weekly magazine editor
In this week’s Cycling Weekly
News Is it all change at Team Sky
News National champ gets off to wining start
Obit Keith Butler (1938-2019)
Feature Get ready for the Classics
Feature How Matt Bottrill gets Aero
Tech 10/10 for new SRAM eTap
Fitness Ignore the fad diets – simple advice on protein
Dr Hutch looks into a post-truth future