MORE than 50 club members and guests attended a glittering awards ceremony for Worcester St John’s Cycling Club.

The event, which took place at Worcestershire County Cricket ground in New Road, was festooned with cups, trophies and medals for road racing, open time trials, club time trials and individual performances over the season.

Gordon Chamberlain was officially made honorary club president and Clinton Haywood was voted by club members Clubman of the Year and received the Alec Davies trophy for outstanding contribution to the club.

Paul Sobczyk was awarded the Dave Jennings Cyclo-Cross Trophy for his sterling work with the youth section and as recognition for all his efforts to promote and participate in cyclo-cross and encouraging youngsters to do the same.

Simon Adcook was awarded a certificate for creating a new club record for 10 miles in 19 minutes 42 seconds.

Interest in British Cycling events at the moment seems to be waning and the LVRC (League of Veterans Road Cycling) has been rebranded the BMCR (British Masters Cycle Racing) and is for the over 40s.

However WSJCC is involved with organising a race within the local TLI (The League International) series.

This series of five or six events is open to all riders over 15 and eight club members competed in them.

  • The winner of the Cattlow Trophy for most men’s road race points was Richard Allcock.
  • The Fagan Cup for most ladies road race points went to Nixie Turner.
  • Fifteen members competed in open time trials all over the country.
  • The Chesterfield Cup for best all-rounder went to Georgi Ormandy.

Simon Adcook has had an outstanding season and cleaned up all the trophies for the open events which include the Bob Short Cup for the fastest 10, with a new club record time of 19m 42s; the F Wilkes Cup for the fastest 25 in a time of 50m 44s.

The fastest 50 got him the Frost Cup in 1 hour 48m 15s; the Windsor Challenge Shield for the fastest 100 in 3 hours 53m 32s; the Beauchamp Cup for Veterans 50-25-10 on standard and the President’s Cup for Senior BAR (25,50,100) also both go to Simon.

Seventy two club members took part in time trial trials this season.

The overall winner of the Harvey Cup for most points for men was awarded to Rikky Hughes with an overall point’s score of 746 points.

In the course of Rikky’s very successful season, he also won the other Kinnersley Cup (which this year was fastest 10 on Lower Broadheath Circuit – 23m 11s); the Farmer Challenge Cup (the fastest 15 on Castlemorton – 34m 51s), the Heron Shield (fastest 10 on low gears – 24m 42s) and the Dinley Cup (for the fastest 10 in the James Cup – 24m 46s).

Individual performances in club time trials:

  • D&G Hughes Cup for the fastest on the hilly 14 circuit to Simon Adcook with a time of 34m 15s.
  • The Brittlebank Cup for the fastest on the Ankerdine hill climb went to Joe Cairns in 3m 44s.
  • The Underwood Cup for the fastest 25 went to Adrian Ford in 59m 14s.
  • For the ladies, the Mike Dinley Bowl for most points went to Nixie Turner with an overall score of 527 points.
  • The Chesterfield Cup for most points for juniors went to Alastair Cornock with 242 points. He also won the Dickenson Cup for junior best all-rounder.
  • The Juvenile Cup for most point for U16s went to Ben Fazey with a very impressive 590 points. He also won the Juvenile Shield for U16 best all-rounder.
  • The Dave Jennings junior trophy was awarded to Jack Bradley for most U14 time trial points with 273 points.
  • The Badgery Bowl for most road bike points overall went to Adam Pollock with a very convincing 700 points

In the handicapped races:

  • Brittlebank Bowl for the fastest handicapped 25 went to Andy Baylis
  • The Bryd Cup for the fastest handicapped 20 went to Ros Townsend-Hope
  • The James Cup for the fastest handicapped 10 went to Henry Harbord
  • Best young rider went to Rebecca Brookes.