Our 75th Anniversary Awards evening was on 18th November 2023 and saw the return to the location where the was club founded in 1948 – the Wigmore Smallholders Club.
A lot of hard work goes into delivering any club event, so thanks must go first to Helen Masters, Social Secretary and Kirsty Wastall for shouldering the burden of the work with support from Mike Finch, Bob Philbrook and Martin Trice. Thank you.
Following our meal, we were thrilled to have cyclocross legend Ian Field speaking about his career as a cross racer and his journey to get there and his new role as coach at http://veldcoaching.co.uk. Our host for the evening Bob Philbrook ensured things ran smoothly.
Bob and Jon from the Go-ride section were on hand to announce the prizes as Ian kindly gave them out with a smile and a handshake. Not before some well-earned flowers for Helen and Kirsty for their sterling work in organising the event.
The full list of winners is below but some notable awards are here:
- Steve Harman, Dave Bishop and Marin Stoichkov, Cyclerama Award for completing Lands End to John O’Groats.
- Henry Twynam, “”L’Equpier” rider of the year for being super helpful and supporting younger riders at Go-ride sessions.
- Keith Walker, for a truly amazing tally of awards.
The traditional raffle followed, with our great friends The Bike Warehouse Gillingham donating some awesome prizes.
There was also a special prize paid for by the Philbrook family for introductory coaching vouchers for Luke Anderson’s new cycle coaching venture Luke Anderson Cycle Coaching. Find out more about Luke’s offering at https://lacc.uk. We wish Luke all the very best with his new venture.
It was great that some old club members could attend too, and there was a display of club memorabilia from years gone by.
We hope everyone had a great evening and is looking forward to next years challenges, maybe with a new bike or gadget from Father Christmas, or indeed The Bike Warehouse!
The 75th Anniversary Wigmore CC prize winners
|Caitlin Dobbins||Most Improved Rider|
|Cameron Carthew||3rd Evening Scratch League (Road Bike)|
|Laurence Bailey||Most Improved Rider (Primary Age)|
|Henry Twynam||“L’Equipier” Rider of the Year|
|Mike Finch||1st Evening Scratch League (Road Bike)|
|Jamie Harris||2nd Anderson Points League|
|Miles Twynam||Most Committed Rider|
|Julien Barton||1st Evening Scratch League|
|2nd Evening Handicap League|
|2nd Evening Vets League|
|John Booty Club Events Cup|
|Marin Stoichkov||2nd Evening Scratch League (Road Bike)|
|Luke Smeeton||Best Racer|
|Dave Wastall||2nd Open TT League|
|3rd Anderson Points League|
|Luke Anderson||Len Payne Off Road Trophy|
|Sonny Jenns||Best Newcomber|
|Franco Della Mura||Track Shield|
|Dave and Kirsty Wastall||Clubman of the Year|
|Alex Holliday||Most Improved Rider (Secondary Age)|
|Steve Harman/David Bishop/Marin Stoichkov||Cyclerama Shield|
|Richard Masters||1st Evening Handicap League|
|3rd Evening Scratch League|
|3rd Evening Club Combined League|
|3rd Evening Vets League|
|Jude Tippins||Junior Zwift Award|
|Anthony Bee||3rd Open TT League|
|Dave Bedford 10 Mile Cup|
|Len Chambers 25 Mile Cup|
|Presidents Short Distance B.A.R. Champion|
|Keith Walker||1st Open TT League|
|1st Evening Vets League|
|2nd Evening Scratch League|
|2nd Evening Club Combined League|
|3rd Evening Handicap League|
|Anderson Points Cup|
|Bill Philbrook Memorial Trophy|
|Club Hill Climb Champion|
|Club Hill Climbing Champion|
|Len Chambers Massed Start Cup|
|R.A. Burns 50 Mile Cup|
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