Velo Vice President, founder member, and life member Vic Williams has passed away.
Prior to the Velo’s formation he was a leading member of the Medway Road Club, and along with Geoff Wiles was a key force in the founding of the club. He took an active role in the governance, not only of the club, but also the discipline of time trialling, as he had served on the local district committee of what is now the CTT since the 1960s, retiring from his role of Hon Assistant Secretary in the last few years. Vic took great pride in being elected to life membership of the Medway Velo, and had served in a number of positions on the club committee. His support for time trialling was unwavering, being a Vice President of the Kent Cycling Association, a holder of the prestigious RTTC Gold Badge of Honour, a member of the CTT appeals panel, and often being a timekeeper at local events, including many years service at the Wigmore CC hill climb. Vic had also been an event organiser, and a supporter of members whenever they rode, including providing invaluable assistance to a number of velo riders when they broke club records at a number of distances.
He will be fondly remembered by all club members, and we send our condolences to his family.
Club chair Rob Kennison reflected the views of all velo members when he remarked “Will always remember and be grateful for the thousands of hours Vic put in so that others could enjoy the sport”.
A minute’s silence was held as a mark of respect at the 2022 Club Annual General Meeting, and the club will be looking to mark his life and service to the sport in the forthcoming year.
Only just read of the passing of Vic. Always an enthusiastic and inspiring person since I first met him in 1968. My condolences to his family, friends and M.V.C.
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