Monday, 16 February 2009

Club wins award

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The West Lothian Clarion have won the Tom Groom Trophy. This prestigious award is given to the National Clarion's most meritorious section. We've been given this honour because of how quickly we've attracted such a strong membership over the last year. Well done to all 39 of you who joined our club and helped make it happen. 2008 saw Clarion riders on start sheets of cycling events in Scotland for the first time in a generation, reviving the Clarion name and continuing the history of this great club north of the border. Congratulations!
The Tom Groom Trophy was first awarded in 1949 to the Leicester section. According to the National Clarion book Tom Groom was a founding member of the Clarion in 1894. After he died in 1946 a memorial fund was set up which raised £120 to buy a trophy to celebrate his life. It takes the form of a globe which spins and is engraved with geographical accuracy.
The club will be presented with the trophy at the Clarion's Easter Meet gala dinner.

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