WYRE Forest cycle racing club veteran Bill Picton stole the show at the annual presentation awards at Briars Hotel, in Kidderminster.

The 74-year-old rider received his National Veterans time trial association 100 miles Champion trophy.

It followed his stunning ride of four hours, 52 minutes and 16 seconds on a course based on the A11 near Norwich last July.

Picton beat his age standard time by an amazing one hour, 26 minutes and 25 seconds to clinch the prize.

He was presented with the award by current National cyclo cross Champion and Team GB rider Louise Robinson.

Picton also picked up a string of awards for club short distance best all rounder, veteran best all rounder and best club all rounder.

Other winners

Handicap club events title: Mick Gray.

Veterans on standard club events title: Brian Clarke.

Hill climb title: Chris Morris.

Club track champion: Matt Ashcroft.

Scratch club events title: Dave Wood.

Veterans road race champion: Chris Poole.

Road race champion and cyclo cross title: Joe Rowe.

Clubman of the year: Mike Nicol.

The proceeds of the evening's raffle raised £70.50 for the county air ambulance.

District riders braved freezing cold conditions and strong winds when the club staged its 50 mile reliability trial from Stourport to Ludlow and back on Sunday.

A contingent of 17 Wyre Forest riders completed the tough course in around three hours, well within the four hour time cut.

On Saturday Wyre Forest CRC promote their first open event of the new season with a 10 mile time trial course at Severn Stoke with the first rider off at 1.01pm.

For further information visit www.wfcrc.org.uk