Author Topic: Mark Bell  (Read 2024 times)

TheLurker

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Re: Mark Bell
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2009, 08:04:25 pm »
Impressive rider, and excellent pro.

Re: Mark Bell
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009, 08:22:53 pm »
Tony Bell's brother

alan

Re: Mark Bell
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2009, 09:24:35 pm »
So young :(

Rhys W

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Re: Mark Bell
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2009, 04:49:57 pm »
Sounds like had more than his fair share of problems.  :(

 I remember him cleaning up in shorter RRs and crits in North and Mid Wales in the late 80s, riding for Port Sunlight Wheelers.

FatBloke

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Re: Mark Bell
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2009, 05:05:26 pm »
Tony Bell's brother
Never realised that!   :-\
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IanDG

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Re: Mark Bell
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2009, 05:44:45 pm »
How very, very sad, I raced against him on many occasions in the 70's and 80's. I first remember racing against him as a schoolboy, he won the north west cyclo cross league in 1975?, I was second - I couldn't get anywhere near him. IIRC he won 9 out of the 10 races.

A great rider
 

clarion

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Re: Mark Bell
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2009, 09:06:15 am »
Has anyone heard from Tony?
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TimC

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Re: Mark Bell
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2009, 01:29:44 pm »
No, not for a while. Did he make the move across from ACF, or did he go elsewhere? If you're reading this, Tony, commiserations mate. Hope you're ok.

clarion

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Re: Mark Bell
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2009, 01:30:29 pm »
Thoughts with all those around Mark.

Especially Tony.
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rdaviesb

Re: Mark Bell
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2009, 11:50:59 pm »
A sad, sad loss.

IanDG

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Re: Mark Bell
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2009, 12:10:01 pm »


Whilst recently scanning some slides I came across this picture of Mark during the 1986 Professional RR champs that he won. I took it whilst marshalling at the event. A rear view is what I usually saw of Mark during the years I raced against him.