6th January

The Christmas Dinner and Presentation Evening went ahead on Saturday 14th December due to the determination of Tony Rees, seen here accepting his award for second place in the 5 mile Time Trial Series. Held at ‘The Colliers’ in Porth, it was great to see the event strongly supported by members and their families on what is an important occasion in the Club calendar.

After an excellent three course meal the following Club Champions were awarded with their trophies by our President, Gerald Clements.

25 mile Time Trial Neale Lewis

30 mile Time Trial Dan Taylor

50 mile Time Trial Gary Flower

100 mile Time Trial Gary Flower

Short Distance BAR Dan Taylor

Hill Climb Ethan Derrick

Cyclo Cross Dan Taylor

Criterium Evan Rickards

Criterium Freddy Rickards

Hill Climb Series 1st Paul Harries ; 2nd Ethan Derrick.

It was wonderful to have Judith and David Thomas at the dinner to see Ethan Derrick receive the Dudley Thomas Memorial Trophy for his win in the 5 mile Time Trial Series. In 2nd place was Tony Rees and 3rd was Paul Harries.

ClubTime Trial Standard Awards were made to Steve Williams, Dai Long, Dan Taylor and Gary Flower.

The 2013 Clubman of the Year Award was given to Dave Roberts for his loyalty and commitment to the Club throughout 2013. Due to an injury he has not ridden during 2013 but hopefully he will make a comeback this year.

Following the formal presentation things became less serious as a number of “deserving cases” were awarded with the usual ‘novelty prizes’.

The Club would like to thank Kay and her staff at ‘The Colliers’ for their hospitality,service and great home-cooked food !

Members will be pleased to hear that Ross is now home from hospital and will need a couple of months recovery before riding once again. During the accident caused by a car braking violently to avoid a head-on collision, Ross landed on his knee which was forced backward, damaging bone which requires a graft. He feels everyone should be aware of the benefit of wearing a helmet which was smashed when his head hit the curb. The result could have been a lot more serious.

Photos from the Dinner can be viewed in the Photo Gallery.

Posted in 2014 News, Jan.