Sudbury Motorcycle Club celebrate successes

NEARLY a full house attended Sudbury Motorcycle Club’s awards and celebration night at the Bull Hotel, Long Melford.

Chris Hockey was congratulated by president Roger Chaplin on winning the Eastern Centre ACU Solo Enduro Championship for the eighth time – this time by one point from fellow club member Jamie Roper.

Kevin Vant finished third in the experts class; he was upgraded from the previous year after finishing third in the clubman class.

Also in the experts class was Andy Mason, fourth, and Phil Roper, fifth, Mason beating Roper by one point. In the clubman class Nick Barrett was second.

The presentation of the awards was overseen by vice-chairman Ricky Roper and secretary Graham Mays with Scott Hayworth doing the handover.

Gordon Drake Trophy for most improved rider – Phil Roper; Chairman Challenge Trophy for best beach racer – Stevie Roper; Donald Steed Trophy for most meritorious club member – Jamie Roper; Eric Kinnard Bump Stick Trophy for best two stroke rider – Phil Roper; Donald Steed Junior Challenge Trophy for best enduro rider – Chris Hockey; Donald Steed Tankard for best junior – George Warren; Roy Alston Cup for best club member – Ed Kerridge and Andy Quorn (joint); Peter Smith Trophy for best classic rider – Adrian Coppen; Bog Bash Trophy for best or most spectacular ride – Stevie Roper; Peter Smith Memorial Cup, special award for long service to the club – Beveley Roper; Keyse Rose Bowl for most motocross appearances – Adrian Coppen; Dave Roper Memorial Trophy for best overall performance by one of the sponsored riders – Sam Toy; Alan Alston Memorial Bowl, special award – Jim Aim; Spirit of the Motorcycle Sport – Andy Mason.

For the 2011 Solo Enduro Championship, the first three in the championship class, the first six in the experts class and the first 10 in the clubman club all received golden Oscars.