Booty’s Bitter

Raymond ‘Ray’ Charles Booty (3 September 1932 – 25 August 2012), sometimes nicknamed ‘The Boot’, was an English road bicycle racer. In 1956 he was the first man to beat four hours for the 100 miles (160 km) individual time trial.

Booty rode for Ericsson Wheelers Cycling Club, a since-disbanded Nottinghamshire cycling club, and the Army Cycling Union. He won the national 100-mile (160 km) time trial championship every year from 1955 to 1959 (source wiki).

Fixed Wheel Brewery wanted to honour his memory with a bitter, that was officially launched in one of Birmingham’s best pubs in March 2017, The Wellington

image credit 1955 November 9th edition of ‘Cycling’ magazine.