New Forest Cycling Club held their annual awards dinner on Saturday evening at the South Lawn Hotel in Milford on Sea. This year’s dinner was particularly special, as it marked the Club’s 80th anniversary since its formation in 1934. The evening was well attended by club members and were joined by guest speaker, Mark Adams from British Cycling, who spoke excellently when addressing the club members after the dinner. Club Chair, Margaret Read had organised a memento for the evening in the form of a commemorative 80th anniversary drink coaster for all members.
Mark Adams kindly joined the presentation party as the club awards were handed out. Special mentions go to Margaret Gannaway, who received the long service award, nominated through the South District Time Trial association in recognition for time keeping for local time trial events.
Clubman of the year went to Richard Burridge for his tireless work in ensuring that all TT courses are sign posted appropriately throughout the year.
Stuart Peckham, as expected, cleared up most of the trophies on offer after a particularly fine season of results that led him to be club champion, including: 10 series champion, Club champion and best 50 miler of the season. Stuart did leave some trophies for his other club mates to win, with the highlights being: Gary Lock, fastest 25 mile time, Hugo Walters, Hill Climb Champion, Bob Dowling and Andrew Hanley – joint winners of the Handicap Cup. Peter Hawker,1st over 55 year old, 10 series, and age related club records at 74 years, for 10, 15 and 25 miles, and Tom Reid, 1st juvenile 10 series.
Special thanks goes to NFCC committee member Phil Underwood for taking the time to organise such a wonderful evening.
I’ve had the following information from Bob Jolliffe, many of the long term members or older riders will remember Geoff racing as well as being involved in club organisation. Former long-term New Forest CC secretary Geoff Smith is in Southampton General Hospital with a broken leg after falling from his bike on the A337 at […]
Update from Bob Jolliffe with his weekend activities – New Forest CC’s 66-year-old Bob Jolliffe had a brilliant social weekend at the League of Veteran Racing Cyclists’ Track Championships at the Derby Arena Velodrome, even if his attempts at racing were lacklustre. Despite only finishing in one event of two entered, the Group F (age […]