John Lomas 1938-2020

Mick Simmons :-

John died in hospital 11 February after a short illness. He will be remembered as a key member of Reading CTC and as an Audax organiser.

John was great company and will be sorely missed.

Karen Robertson :-

What terribly sad news and thanks for keeping us informed Mick.
John Lomas was my introduction to CTC about 15 years ago and I’ll never forget the first 100km+ ride that l went on lead by him but only due to be about 75-80 miles.
Gerr, and I think Mike H were on it and had to revive me with malt loaf .
After that distance I became addictive as you know only too well.
He was a legend and will be missed by countless many.

Jeanette Jeans :-

That is very sad news.  John was a good leader and I have missed going on his rides.

Chris Davey :-

Very sad I’d promised him my Pinarello when I went, one of the good guys.

Simon Bird :-

From 2012 after joining the club and becoming a nascent ride leader, John, as Runs Secretary, was incredibly supportive with my wacky ideas.

I enjoyed the rides he led, enjoyed the committee meetings we had and miss his calming wisdom.

Now I am Runs Secretary, he’s always in the background whispering to me to nag ride leaders to lead rides. RIP John.