By NFCC Press Secretary Bob Jolliffe
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NATIONAL 100-mile time trial bronze medallist Steve Whitewick was guest of honour at New Forest Cycling Club’s annual dinner and prize presentation at Lyndhurst.
Utag-Yamaha rider Steve, from Totton, gave an inspirational talk on how he started bike racing 10 years ago after a health scare in his early forties and by dint of hard work reached the high standard which saw him clock a dozen 30mph-plus 19-minute ten milers this year alone.
New Forest CC’s Club Champion this year is John Heffernan who was presented with the Cooke Cup. He also won the Broomfield Bowl for fastest club 25, the Thoresby Cooke Cup for short distance best all-rounder, the Thorney Hill series and is the club’s most improved rider of the season.
Other award winners include: Colin Humm (first in division one of the 10-mile series), Geri Robinson (1st div 2, 10 series), Konnor Bracher-Walsh (1st div 3, 10 series), Terry Jefferies (fastest over 55-yr-old in 10 series), Carolyn Weaver (1st woman, 10 series).
Terry Jefferies also won the Wareham Cup for fastest club 50, the Marsh Shield for club best all-rounder, and the awards for the veterans’ best all-rounder and short distance all-rounder.
Colin Humm took the Keith Mitchell Shield for fastest forest circuit, Morgan Williams was road champion and Martyn Dymond cyclo-cross champion; Dan Mitchell won the Handicap Cup and Tim Barry the Hincheslea Cup for club person of the year for his work on the website.
Totton schoolboy Konnor Bracher-Walsh won the Drayton Cup for junior best all-rounder and the Jonathan Bottomley Cup for fastest junior in a club 25-mile.
Hugo Walters (15), who finished his season on a high note taking fourth in a circuit race in Portsmouth, received a special award for his efforts on the track and in circuit races in addition to collecting the Knightwood Cup for junior champion and the Pope Cup for winning the hill climb.
A total of 73 members and guests enjoyed the celebrations at the Crown Hotel.
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