At the end of February our cycling club V.C.Bradford held the annual dinner and prize presentation at Windmill Court. As always it was a great evening and brought members old and new together over a delicious meal and a few drinks.
The format is similar every year and just like last year we were delighted to have a great turn out and some worthy prize winners. Over the last 12 months it has been great to have lots of new members join our cycling club and we have also seen some members return, along with our members who have part of the club for a number of years. We are happy to have a good mix of cyclists, supporters and friends all who are part of V.C.Bradford.
On the evening a number of prizes were handed out by Paul and Sandra Corcoran, our directors and Paul is the secretary of V.C.Bradford. He was also the recipient of the Club Runs trophy – Again! This goes to the most consistent rider who rides as part of our official Sunday club run.
The winner of 3 trophies on the night was Steve Ayres. Steve won the Road Race Champion, Time Trial Champion and the Nige Moore Memorial Trophy. We were fortunate Steve shared some of his racing experiences from last year on our blog and he did some great rides both on the road and at time trials, we are sure this year he will be even faster! Steve was also the recipient of the Nige Moore Memorial Trophy for the second year running. This is for the first V.C.Bradford rider to cross the line at our annual Nige Moore Memorial Road Race. Nigel was a longstanding member and friend of V.C.Bradford and it was great to see his friend Steve winning again.
As a club we also have a Handicap Time Trial race each year. This takes part on the 10 mile Kildwick circuit and this year the winner was Darren Caines – Much like previous years this was hotly contended.
Our final winner of the evening was Tim Curtis who was awarded the Darren Ridehaulgh Memorial Trophy. This was donated by Darren’s family after he died and is given to the person who is seen to have done the most for V.C.Bradford over the past year. Tim was chosen due to his promotion around the Tour de France when he promoted the club during his Put You on Le Saddle events, representing the club when riding stage 1 of the Tour de France with Gary Verity, being featured with other members on Emmerdale and getting an invite to ride with professional Team Europecar before Le Tour! Tim also is the owner of the famous ‘dotty’ bike and allowed it to be used at a number of promotional events around the Tour de France. Tim is a longstanding member of V.C.Bradford and we are grateful for all his support, help and enthusiasm throughout the years.
It’s amazing how quickly our annual club dinner comes around and we are already looking forward to next year. Congratulations to all the winners on the night and here’s to a fantastic 2015 season of cycling!