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In 1950, the Jubilee Dinner & Dance and Prize Presentation was held at the Robin Hood Hotel, Longbridge Road, Dagenham with dancing to Reg Covell and his Band. Amongst the prize winners was Charlie Jepson who took the President and Vice President's trophy for the mens club BAR over 25, 50 and 100 miles. In that same year he was part of the team that equalled the National 25 team record. Charlie was still a club member and active cyclist in 2007.
Stan Broom won the H R Heffer Memorial Trophy. Although no longer a Becontree member, Stan was still an active rider and heavily involved in local cycling administration in 2010.
Club membership stood at 160 in that year.
Deborah Blundell from Ontario, Canada provided some pictures of club life in the nineteen-fifties. These include her late father, Eric Blundell.With some help from current club members we have been able to put some names to the people present. If you remember any of the others, or the location where the picture was taken, please let us know so we can update the pictures.
On Saturday February 9th 1957 the club promoted a Cycle Roller Racing Competition at Pettits Lane School, Romford in aid of the National Spastics Society. Seven Clubs were represented by 25 entrants, including J Adams and R Lyne from Becontree Wheelers. There were 4 events, each with prizes valued at £2 for first place, £ for second and 10 shillings (50p post decimalisation) for third.