Cycling: Sudbury present awards

Cycle Club Sudbury held its annual dinner and prizegiving - also celebrating its 30th birthday. The awards were for the 2009 season and a total of 38 trophies and medals were presented.

Cycle Club Sudbury held its annual dinner and prizegiving - also celebrating its 30th birthday. The awards were for the 2009 season and a total of 38 trophies and medals were presented.

Guest-of-honour was Don Saunders, chairman of the East Anglian Time Trials and former holder of many national time-trial records.

Club chairman Dave Fenn outlined the club's many successes during the season and concluded that like the club's team kit, the future was indeed orange!

The main prizewinners were: Stewart Kirk - Vets Best All Rounder, Rob Davies - 50-mile T.T cup, and club 10-mile T.T. champion, James Rush - 25 mile T.T. cup and hill climb champion.

Barbara Law retained both the Ladies 25 mile T.T. and the club 10 mile T.T. cups and was also awarded for the first time, the Ladies' trophy.

George Hoppit claimed the 10-mile junior T.T. cup and the Evening Points Series with a massive 1144 points, over 540 more than his nearest rival. Nicholas Bull became juvenile 10-mile T.T champion in his first season. Joe Marsh, also in his first season, won the junior hill climb title.

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Simon Wright won the Best All Rounder series over the four time-trial courses.

Veteran Brian Mann, rode nearly 6200kms in Audax events to claim the Audax trophy and probably surpassed 10,000kms on his bike last year.

The prestigious Rider of the Year trophy went deservedly to George Hoppit who seems adept at competing in both the long distance events and the shorter, faster time trials.

Geoff Morse, who has held most of the club's offices' during his 27 years involvement, was a popular winner of Clubman of the Year. He has decided to step down as a club official and was presented with an engraved decanter in appreciation for his service to the club. He was also made a life president of the club.

�150 was raised from the raffle and has been donated to St Helena Hospice.

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