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Cycling club in good hands

PUBLISHED: 09:48 08 February 2008 | UPDATED: 14:01 21 May 2010

Godric Cycling Club trophy winners.

Godric Cycling Club trophy winners.

Godric Cycling Club held its 55th annual dinner and prize night at the Waveney Golf Club, Bungay on Saturday attended by 53 members and friends.

Graham May, chairman, welcomed guests Deputy Mayor Arthur Fisher and wife Mavis, guest speaker Brenda Tate and husband Brian from the East Anglian CC.

Godric Cycling Club held its 55th annual dinner and prize night at the Waveney Golf Club, Bungay on Saturday attended by 53 members and friends.

Graham May, chairman, welcomed guests Deputy Mayor Arthur Fisher and wife Mavis, guest speaker Brenda Tate and husband Brian from the East Anglian CC.

Mrs Tate proposed the toast to the club in a very witty way. “The club must have been in very good hands for 55 years and still is,” she said.

The chairman replied and thanked all club officials for their help in timing, marshalling etc and said it was nice to see so many younger members that would ensure the continuing success of the club. An enjoyable evening was had by all after an excellent meal.

The prizes were then presented by Mrs Tate to Harriet Hudspith for the Junior Hill Climb and she also received a medal for first Lady in the E District C A Hill Climb, not bad for a 12-year-old.

The Gong Trophy, awarded to the person for their help to the club over many years, went to Dennis Matthews who was unfortunately unable to attend. The Club Runs Trophy went to Steve Smith.

The next prize winner was supervet Jim Caplin who won the trophy for the two-up time trial, with Paul Barwood; the Vets 175 trophy, the Best Vet on Standard in the 50 miles TT and the Shield for Best Vet on Standard at 10 and 25 miles. Mike Hudspith won trophies for fastest 10 of the year, fastest 25 and fastest 50 of the year, Hill Climb Champion and the 50 Mile Championship Trophy. Also, he gained gold standards for 10, 25, and 50 miles, and silver standard at 100 miles.

Mark Elmy won a barrowful of trophies including the Evening 10 trophy, the club's Best All-Rounder trophy and the Edna Wigby Memorial Trophy which is presented to the club member doing the most work for the club during the year.

A vote of thanks was for Margaret Sheppard for organising the event, despite her husband Pat being taken to hospital after a bad fall from his bike in the morning. Best wishes to Pat for a quick recovery.

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