Cycling club celebrate a superb year

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RAGS was the venue for Bridlington Cycling Club’s annual awards dinner.

The club had been represented strongly in the year’s regional road race leagues, open time trials and sportives, so the evening was the chance to recognise achievements within the club.


Division One: Andy Askwith

Division Two: Mark Woodley

Division Three: Neil Ridsdale

Hilly 10: Andy Askwith

Mountain 10: Andy Askwith

Fastest veteran: Andy Askwith

Madison: Andy Askwith and Neil Ridsdale

Octon 13.7: Ben Roberts

Hilly 20: Ben Roberts

Brandesburton 25: Ben Roberts

Best all-rounder: Ben Roberts

Best road man: Martin Cockerill

Most Improved: Brian Parling

Outstanding achievement: Adam Yates

Hill climb: Mark Woodley

Lifetime award: Barrie Lonsdale

Congratulations to all, but in particular Andy Askwith, successfully defending his title and claiming yet more championships.

Perhaps the most deserving of praise is Barrie Lonsdale, modest and a true gentleman.

Member of 30 years, he was strong time trial man in his day and is now the club’s trusted time keeper.

Thanks were expressed to all who help keep the club running and to Rags for hosting the event.

With Bradley Wiggins’s Tour De France win and the British cycling team’s domination at the London Olympics, the sport is again becoming popular.

A 10-mile time trial may not be for newcomers but a gentle two-hour Sunday morning ride could be your perfect introduction to the club.

As the ‘Old Guard’ raise their game, new names on trophies and fresh members joining, will 2013 also be a year to remember?