Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Easter Meet Awards

Most Meritorious section
This week we got together at Blackness Castle to get a quick photo of the club with our two trophies (Tom Groom and milage) that we won at the Easter Meet in Ramsbottom.

On Easter Sunday the dining hall of the hotel, (Easter Meet HQ) was the venue for celebrating the past year's achievements and it was packed! After the delicious meal came the cross toasting where anyone can stand up and propose a toast to anything they wish. Seven year old Alex even stood up on a chair and was cheered when he proposed a Toast to "people who support the cyclists"
Andy Horner from Bury Clarion was up and down like a yo-yo, accepting numerous competitive trophies for himself and his son.
The main Awards of the evening were:
Clubgirl: Emmy Hoyes, Stockport (central to all activities in Stockport and helping novices and young riders)
Clubman: Derek Hodgins, Stockport (the clubman's clubman...say no more)
Most meritorious Junior: Simon Jacklin, Fenland (attendance in many National & Fenland Clarion events in 2008)
Tom Groom Trophy for Most meritorious section: West Lothian Clarion  (grown from zero to 49 members in just over 1 year).

I'll publish the Clarion championship events in a few weeks, its worth entering them, just to be part of history, if you can make the journey. Some of our riders are good enough to get their name on a trophy.
Next Year's easter Meet will be Held on the South Coast at Eastbourne - so I guess we've got a good chance of winning the milage trophy again!

Many thanks to Peter Roscoe for organising such a great weekend that was thoroughly enjoyed by both the Hastings and Ball families who made the trip down from Scotland.

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