It is with deep regret we must record the passing of Tony Simmons on Saturday, 17th June 2017, following an overnight fire at his flat. As a schoolboy, Tony joined SOC at its beginning and remained a member on and off until a few years ago. He had some success competing with a 3rd in his class at the first November Classic and, notably, 2nd at both the 1969 and 1970 British Junior Championships. Tony took part in the London Marathon in the 1980’s and later had a moderately successful period of road racing in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Tony would happily help all day at SOC events and produced some entertaining quizzes and historical talks for the club’s social evenings.
The funeral was held on 7th July. We hope to arrange a gathering to remember Tony in due course.