Jim Moore obituary

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Nicole Moore

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My father, Jim Moore, who has died aged 81, was an engineer, ski instructor and cyclist who rode professionally on road and track in the 1960s and 70s, and as an amateur for Great Britain in the 1964 Tour de l’Avenir. He was proud to ride the famous 1968 Skol 6-Day at Wembley, and in 1972 he won the Tom Simpson Memorial road race in Harworth, Nottinghamshire.

Born in Lower Broughton, Salford, to Eva (nee Connolly), a domestic worker, and James Moore, a docker, Jim went to St Boniface’s school. Aged 15, he joined the Cycling Touring Club (CTC) as a junior to escape to the cleaner air of the local countryside.

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