Stephen Flockhart was zo vriendelijk om op mijn verzoek enkele vragen te stellen aan de vroegere Engelse wielrenner Keith Butler. Het ging met name over zijn profcarrière op het continent.
In 1964 I rode for St Raphael all year and I won the National Road Race Championship at Harlow. For the Tour of Belgium I was invited to be part of the Solo team but this was my only ride with that team.
In 1965 I rode for Ruberg-Caltex. Where Dossche Sport comes from I have no idea but I did buy equipment etc from them. High point was riding the World Championship Road race for Tom Simpson. I finished 49th!
In 1966 I rode for Terrot-Leroux. I had a contract with them for 1967 but then I went back to England as my wife was pregnant. My eldest child was born in December.
I started 1967 with Viking but they went bust so I rode without sponsorship. I had a contract of sorts with Allin Cycles, owned by my father, but I did not ride in their colours until 1967 when I came 2nd in the 1000m track sprint National Championship.
I was contacted by the Terrot-Leroux manager for 1968 but did not take it up and ‘retired’ from competition.