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Godric Cycling Club members celebrate another great year at awards dinner

23 February, 2017 - 06:30
Allan Bell, recipient of the Edna Wigby Memorial Trophy with president Daphne King.

Allan Bell, recipient of the Edna Wigby Memorial Trophy with president Daphne King.

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Over 70 members and guests attended the annual Godric Cycling Club awards dinner, celebrating the successes of club members.

President Daphne King with Angie Atkinson, fastest lady in a 10 mile time trial and also silver standard medal for 10 mile time trial.President Daphne King with Angie Atkinson, fastest lady in a 10 mile time trial and also silver standard medal for 10 mile time trial.

Now in its 64th year, Bungay’s Godric Cycling Club is one of the oldest cycling clubs in the area and with the sport’s growing popularity the club is enjoying an ever-increasing membership.

The event was held at the Waveney House Hotel in Beccles, and after a three course dinner chairman Roger Keely announced the award winners.

The achievements reflected the varied activities and events that members had taken part in during 2016, including time trials, hill climbs, sportives, audax and off-road riding. The trophies were presented by Daphne King, club president and one of the founding members.

Awards went to Ian Sison, club-run attendance, James Trenchard, club 50 mile championship, fastest 25 mile time trial and fastest 10 mile time trial, Jim Caplin, veterans fastest club and open 10 mile and 25 mile time trials, Paul Seamons and Terry Doughty, two up 10 mile time trial, Malachy Curry, junior evening events, junior hill climb and leading off road rider, Glen Cone, hill climb, Allan Bell, veteran hill climb and club member of the year, Laura Gilbert, ladies hill climb, Edward Watson, sportive trophy, Steve Smith, audax trophy, Angie Atkinson, fastest lady in a 10 mile time trial, Paul Seamons, ride of the year and highest annual mileage, Ian Lomas, second place ride of the year, and David Hatcher, chairman’s trophy.

President Daphne King with Laura Gilbert, winner of the Annual Ladies Hill Climb Trophy.President Daphne King with Laura Gilbert, winner of the Annual Ladies Hill Climb Trophy.

Time standards were also awarded for outstanding achievements in time trials to Simon Asher, silver award for 10 mile and 25 mile time trials, Angie Atkinson, silver 10 mile, Larissa Smith, bronze 10 mile and Sarah Maidment, bronze 10 mile.

After the presentations, members Edward Watson, Phil Marler and Ian Lomas gave talks on the notable rides that they had undertaken in the preceding year. Mr Watson rode from Land’s End to John O’Groats raising money for Cancer Research UK, Mr Lomas completed the same challenge in support of Access Community Trust and Mr Marler cycled 300 miles around the perimeter of Norfolk and Suffolk for Age Concern.

For further club information visit www.godriccc.co.uk or email godriccc.secretary@gmail.com

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