These pictures were taken in the 1956-57 time frame, I was 20 years of age. At that time I was a member of the De Laune CC a south London club, it was during the time that Alan Jackson rode for the club, later Jackson was to go on and win an Olympic Medal.
The first picture show a race at Brands Hatch with me in third place, as Andy Warhol said "It was my 15 seconds of fame";
The second picture is the main reason for sending the photos, as it has a front view of my Skeates bike showing the less ornate lugs at the head tube;
The third picture was taken at a club 50 mile time trial in Crawley and shows the bike off really well, Skeates was known for his slender elegant front forks.
All told it was a lovely bike, light yet stiff.