British Skating Legends

Unsung heroes of British roller speed skating

John C. Fry

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Joined Oct 30 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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Competed in roller speed skating from 1983 to 2001.  Member of the Mercia club before it became Birmingham Wheels R.S.C. 

British team member between 1988 and 1995 and then again in 2000 and 2001

European relay champion 1988; British 5000m champion 1992; British relay champion 1987, 88, 90, 92 and 93, British indoor relay champion 1988, British team champion 1987, 88 and 90

Former Chairman of FISS and former Official Records Officer.  Now just simply an obsessed "anorak"..!!

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Reply roy lowe
1:11 PM on April 29, 2014 
hi john, looking for a set of hudora wheels or similar as dave reynolds is going to reburb my dexters which i aquired in 1959,are they still available? thanks Roy
Reply roy lowe
9:13 PM on July 10, 2013 
Hi John, hope alls well with you, just interested to know if you ever managed to get some photos fropm Bryan watchman as he must have loads, spoke to Pete Howe and he told me that they shared a flat together for awhile, I'm also curious to know if you ever spoke to Leo Eason about the televised training session at the embassy , Leo was interviewed on it, the other person that was there was John Toy as i remember him telling me that he tripped over the mains plug and they had to re run, i know that it all happened because Cliff Stafford told me all about it at the time, i did'nt go because i was camera shy in those days. cheers R
Reply roy lowe
12:01 PM on January 30, 2013 
HI John ,don't know if you ever met Den and Clffs father , he was called Wal ,don't if Chris ever knew him but he was a real character and always reminds me of greengrass from heartbeat ,if you want me to send you some memories about him and his shop on the fosse road LEICS,you might find it of interest as it involves people like Maureen Jackson, myself, my brother who used to work with Den would have to be a private message though, not really one for the site , if you are interested let me have your current email addy as it might have changed since the last time we had contact,
Reply roy lowe
10:00 AM on January 26, 2013 
Hi John where can i find the stats for the Midland counties from 1950 i know that the midland and northern counties amalgamated in the late fifties but it was the same race as far as I'm concerned, i watched many of these events at the Granby halls starting in the early fifties hence my interest, hope that you enjoyed China?
cheers Roy
Reply john fuller
6:00 PM on October 31, 2012 
hi john.i put a couple of pictures on here of what was southsea skating rink in the late 50s early sixties.i took them when we went there a few weeks back.i thought pete butler might be interested as to what his old rink is is a skate park..skate boards/bikes/scooters skates though.cheers john fuller
Reply Pete Butler
8:17 AM on July 5, 2012 
Very nice site John. I'm not saying I would be very helpful, but if there is anything I can do to assist, please do not hesitate to e-mail, call or whatever. my e-mail is and mobile 07545030894. Cheers, Pete
Reply john fuller
10:14 AM on November 9, 2011 
nice piece of filming are making a good job of this project.looking forward to more.