It is with sadness that I have to report the passing of Margaret Cafe on 17th December 2016 aged 85. Although not a founder member of the A5 Rangers CC, Margaret joined the club in early 1949 and remained a member until her death. She both raced and participated in club runs and Youth Hostel weekends during her membership and, indeed, still holds three of the club's ladies' team records. I have vivid memories of riding with her on numerous clubruns during the eighties and nineties and she was always cheerful and matter of fact about things, no matter what the weather or terrain threw at us. In addition she and Graham cycled together all over the UK from Cornwall to Cape Wrath.

 

She did a great deal for the club off the bike too, ably supporting Graham in all his efforts to secure our current clubrooms and improve them to their current state. She then took on the job of clubroom cleaning and kept them in excellent condition.

 

All this was recognised by the club with her being made both a life member and a Vice President. She also twice won the Jubilee Trophy in 1989 and 2005.

Outside of cycling she also found time to help raise funds for the NSPCC and was a valued member of Towcester Choral Society. She was particularly proud of singing with them several times at the Albert Hall as well as local venues.

 

Unfortunately she suffered from Alzheimer's Disease in the last years of her life but was cared for at Clare House, Silverstone where she died. She leaves a husband, Graham, three children, Janet, Richard and Elizabeth, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be sadly missed

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