Record crowd attend Cycle Club Sudbury awards

BIG WINNER: Damon Day
BIG WINNER: Damon Day

Cycle Club Sudbury held their annual awards presentation at Newton Green Golf Club recently.

The timing of the event was brought forward from its traditional date of February, to be more in touch with the end of the season while it was still fresh in everyone’s memory.

The plan worked well as a record crowd of nearly 70 members and guests attended, including the majority of the award winners.

Chairman Darren Rule handed out nearly 40 awards alongside committee member Andy Rogers.

The main awards were scooped up by Damon Day and Leon West, with Day claiming the Vets BAR 50-mile and 25-mile Open TT cups and club 10-mile TT Vets trophy. West picked up the club 10-mile TT champion’s cup, the season-long Evening Series TT cup and the prestigious Rider of the Year award. West was also the recipient of a magnificent new trophy for the inaugural Club SPOCO TT competition, donated by Angela and Stephen Weatherley in memory of their son Jonathan.

Mandy Bunn won the Ladies’ trophy, the Ladies 25-mile Open TT bowl and the club 10-mile TT Ladies Champions’ cup to complete a good season of competition.

Lee Ford was the Hillclimb champion again, with Byron Grimes taking the Junior Hillclimb cup and young Connor Mothersole the Juveniles cup in the same event.

Newcomer Mike Bampton was rewarded in his first season by winning the 10-mile TT club event on handicap.

Raymond Cheung completed a staggering 11,681kms ridden in Audax events throughout the year, including five separate 600km event rides, to deservedly claim the Audax trophy.

Young Oscar Keep won the Junior Group Rider of the Year, which was another new trophy donated again by Angela and Stephen Weatherly to help encourage junior club cycling.

Keep was just 11 years old when he rode the Dunwich Dynamo through the night from London to the Suffolk coast at Dunwich.

The final award of Clubman of the Year went to David Miller, as treasurer, presentation and awards dinner organiser, and evening series event co-ordinator.

As ever, the East Anglian Children’s Hospice benefitted from the proceeds of the raffle to the tune of £150.