Highly regarded cycling Physiotherapist Paul Brown has passed away after battling Parkinson’s disease for a number of years.
Paul was a member of Calder Clarion and cycled with the club, but was better known as a top class physiotherapist. The pinnacle of Paul’s career was probably as Physiotherapist to the British Cycling team at the Seoul Olympics in 1988. The team in Paul’s care included Wakefield born Colin Sturgess who was a member of the Calder as a youngster and the son of Alan & Ann. Colin missed the 4000 metres pursuit bronze medal in Seoul by 0.2 of a second, but later went on to win the World Pro 5000 pursuit and the British Road championships.
Paul also worked for many Cycling teams and individuals over the years. George Masson remembers being treated by Paul after injuring himself in a Cyclo-Cross event. The last time they met was at the Big Scottish stage race, The Girvan 3 days where Paul was looking after one of the elite squads.
Paul, from Middlestown, was born in 1948. His funeral will be held at 13:30 on Thursday 22nd March at Kettlethorpe Crematorium.