Godric Cycling Club members honoured with awards at annual ceremony
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More than 60 members and friends of Bungay’s Godric Cycling Club gathered for the annual dinner and awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of members over the preceding year.
Held at the Waveney House Hotel in Beccles, chairman Paul Vergette introduced the club’s vice presidents Graham May, John Pugh, Barry Minns and Jim Caplin and thanked them for their distinguished service and long-standing association with the club. He also introduced the club’s president and one of Godric’s founding members, Daphne King, who presented the awards in what is now the club’s 65th year.
After dinner, the guests were entertained by Julian Farrell who gave a talk on his experiences of cycling throughout the years from being a small boy in the war to the present day.
The first honours to be handed out were “standard” awards, received when a rider beats a time standard set by the club as being worthy of a gold, silver or bronze medal in distances from 10 miles up to 24 hours.
The bronze standard at 10 miles went to Jo Walker with 27 minutes and 21 seconds, while the bronze standard at 25 miles was awarded to Sarah Maidment with one hour, 11 minutes and 27 seconds.
Then it was the turn of the club awards, with Barry Minns presented the President’s Trophy for the highest number of club run attendance through the year.
The other awards were: Banham Trophy for best two x 10 mile time trials and two x 25 mile time trials on a “B” course, Jim Caplin, Ladies Trophy, fastest average speed over 10 and 25 miles, Sarah Maidment with 21.47mph, Rich-Sand Hill Climb Trophy for overall winner, Malachy Curry, Godric Cycling Club Trophy, veteran hill climb winner, Phil Marler, Pip Curtis Memorial Trophy hill climb junior, Malachy Curry, Ladies Hill Climb Trophy, first Godric lady, Laura Gilbert, Ladies Veteran Hill Climb Trophy, Gemma Bacon, Sportive Trophy, most kilometres in one season in sportive events, Steve Titchiner with 1,099km, Audax Trophy, most kilometres in one season in Audax events, Steve Smith with 1,054km, David Hatcher Trophy, fastest ladies 10 mile time trial, Larissa Smith with 26.31, Coles Trophy, Club 50 Championship, Larissa Smith and HAM’er Award, rider with the highest total recorded ride distance in the qualifying period, Steve Smith with 12,739 miles.
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The trophies awarded by ballot went to: Edna Wigby Memorial Trophy for best club member, Allan Bell, 1795 Most Meritorious Ride, Dave Husband and 21st Anniversary Trophy, runner up for most meritorious ride, Archie Buck.