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RON HAWKES


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77 years old
LICHFIELD, STAFFS, United Kingdom
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Sometime Roller Speed Skater with the South London Club and only got into rollerskating when i was 16 at Battersea park rink by accident with a bunch of mates on a Saturday night out at the Fun Fair and only went a second time because of the girls.

Used to have a couple of training partners called Bill Sharman and John Folley who made me work far harder than I wanted to but got me into the National Team on a few occassions.

Now retired and living in Staffordshire

 

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11 Comments

Reply ron margetson
10:54 AM on August 15, 2015 
Hope you know me Ron. new Billy & John & mick and a few more. My nick name was ACE. Also new Dia Davis.Yes iam retired now, and live in Australia.
Reply roy lowe
11:11 AM on July 19, 2013 
thanks for getting back Ron, really sorry to hear about your health problems, I'm riddled with arthritis in hips and back and have bad days but nothing compared with what you are going through, we no doubt remember ourselves as being pretty fit strong young guys but sadly not anymore, on the other side of the fence as it were, I've had an email from Pete Howe if you remember him, he resides in New Jersey and does long stints of 50 plus miles on his bike, sent me a photo and he looks pretty much the same as all those years ago, lucky i guess!! met Les woodley at the wheels event last year and we were getting all excited about starting training on inlines until realality kicked in , dream on, take care Roy
Reply roy lowe
4:09 PM on July 18, 2013 
Hi Ron, did you have any luck with your computer problems ? i did send you an email to the addy that you posted ,had no reply so i don't know if you recieved it or not, not important, just curious, cheers Roy
Reply roy lowe
4:20 AM on May 25, 2013 
HI Ron, just to let you know that i did email you using the addy posted by you on here on the 21st may and i hope that you recieved it ok, Roy
Reply roy lowe
6:13 AM on May 21, 2013 
HI Ron.hope alls well with you, I was talking with a couple of the lads from yesteryear and Bryan Edwards was mentioned, Broadway if i remember correctly, real character, I seem to remember that sadly he was killed at Mallory park in a motorcycle crash but we are not sure, if you have any recollection of this could you confirm. regards Roy
Reply roy lowe
12:43 PM on December 5, 2012 
nice one Ron, yeah I've had a few of the DVD's from John and have passed them around to the few old timers that i am still in touch with, i seem to remember you going out with a girl that lived near me in Leicester, my home town ,its stretching the memory a bit but i think that her name was Loretta and she lived near the library, sorry if I'm wrong but that how i remember it, good days eh. haven't been involved with skating since i finished in 69 but was invited to the B'ham wheels to watch a race meeting, met up wth Woodley ,May and Clff Staffords son Chris, and we had a photograph taken, not sure whether its on the site or not but its interesting to see how we've all changed over the years. cheers Roy
Reply roy lowe
11:40 AM on December 5, 2012 
Hi Ron, remember me, what are you doing in Lichfield always had you down as a southener ,good that your still around, Roy
Reply RON COOPEY
6:51 AM on November 20, 2012 
Hi Ron
Glad to hear from you, I did hear about John ellis, but thanks anyway
Ron
Reply john fuller
6:46 PM on October 28, 2012 
hi i used to work with ron at john bull tyres.i used to go for tea after work twicw a week before we went training at brixton rink. another bit of usless information you might be intrested in.cheers john fuller
Reply John C. Fry
11:50 AM on October 14, 2012 
Good to see you on here Ron...glad you like the site. I'll be in touch properly soon..
All the best
John (Junior)
Reply RON HAWKES
12:53 PM on October 8, 2012 
Love the site extremely informative and i will upload some pictures from A and B internationals and general skating photos, as soon as I work out how to do it and put tha captions on the pictures.