Our annual dinner got off to a flying start with Kelvin on sax as we assembled in the bar at Beech village hall. The triple fff beer and selection of fine wines and alcohol free alternatives were flowing as we took our seats for dinner. Club Chairman Guy welcomed us to the event and thanked the organising team, the committee and our sponsors Owens Cycles and Hi-Tech Heating. He also asked for a volunteer to help set up some new club competitions to replace the time trial series which we will not be running this year.
Club champions for the 2022 season were presented their trophies with the following winners:
Ladies Hill Climb, Ruth Stratford
Men’s Hill Climb, Justin Lee
Ladies Strava Segment Challenge, Ruth Stratford
Men’s Segment Challenge, James Allen and Shaun Blow
Ladies Distance Challenge, Ruth Stratford
Ladies Climbing Challenge, Ruth Stratford
Men’s Distance Challenge, Guy Henshaw
Men’s Climbing Challenge, Ian Ransom
Track, John Mansfield
Time Trials 10 mile and 25 mile, Robert Ditcham
Club Member of the Year, Becci May
Our after-dinner speaker, Simon Potter, gave a heartfelt account of his Race Across America last year, complete with graphic images which told their own story of just how challenging this race is. A big thank you to Simon and all that were at the dinner!