John Greaves & Cliff Welley

1982 National Nottingham 9 year olds age group. #3 Ben Swift (Torker) #20 John Greaves (Mongoose) and #6 Cliff Welley (Kuwahara) around the first turn. John Greaves went onto become National Champion the same year while Cliff Welley became number 1 the following year in 83 with John also winning the NBMXA British Championships at Derby in 83. Cliff retired at the end of the 84 season with John calling it quits in 85. Picture taken from BMX Action Bike Magazine Aug 82.
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Cav Strutt

If you read and studied the UK magazines back in the early 80s, you will remember so many great rider’s names and iconic shots with guys like; Cav Strutt, Mike Chivers and Mad Malc Stapleton. So many of these riders really didn’t stick around in the sport to maybe show there true potential. Cav Strutt ( pictured here ) always stood out in the mags, he was part of the Team Ace with Andy Ruffell, Pete Middleton and Nicki Matthews who we all know went on to winning ways and Factory stardom but Cav was gone from the sport maybe before his career really could have taken off.