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Randwick Botany stalwart dies

Kevin Blanchfield

Kevin Blanchfield (Image credit: Tony Horneman)

Kevin Blanchfield, a long-time member of Australia's Randwick Botany Cycling Club, passed away on October 5, 2005. Until recently, Kevin aged 76, was a regular competitor at Saturday afternoon criterium races at Heffron Park at Maroubra. Swimming was another exercise that Kevin enjoyed, doing laps at the Des Renford Memorial Pool after completing his cycle race. Kevin was also a member of the Clovelly Eskimo Swimming Club for many years swimming each Sunday morning throughout winter.

Kevin, who lived in Kingsford, held a private pilot's licence for most of his life, cutting his teeth on de Havilland Tiger Moth bi-plane then moving on to modern EADS Socata Trinidad and Tobago single engined aircraft.

The executive committee and members of the Randwick Botany Cycling Club, together with the staff of Cyclingnews offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Kevin.