VC Baracchi Presentation Evening 2021

VC Baracchi’s guest of honour at the club Presentation Evening was Paul Vergete of Godric CC, who presented the certificates and the majority of the trophies.

Barbara Songer, a daughter of the late Bernard Dale, presented the hill climb trophy named in memory of her father.

A good attendance at the event enabled the presentation of the majority of certificates and trophies this year. There were 29 certificates available, mostly for time trials but also to record other racing and cycling achievements. Nick Partride has broken the club records in all the distances he rode – 10, 15. 25 and 30 miles. He picked up most of the silverware, winning three trophies at club and veteran level for 10 miles, two at 15 miles, two at 25 miles and two at 30 miles.

Paul Hayward was voted by the members as the club’s Rider of the Year and he took four trophies at 50 miles and the club BAR, short course BAR and veteran BAR together with a share of the Baracchi Trophy and Baracchi Handicap Trophy with James Moore. His daughter Ivy received these on their behalf and also had a certificate of her own for 20 miles for charity in Beccles Cycle for Life.

Nicole Goffin won the ladies 10-mile trophy and second claim member Jenny Anderson the ladies’ 25-mile one.

Jamie Bretton, who changed to the Suffolk youth team Stonham Barns SYRT during the season, gave a good account of himself in club colours, winning the junior 10-mile and the Best Junior, as well as the Bernard Dale Trophy for his hill climb.

Paul Wright won the club road race and the veteran road race trophies, and the junior one was shared by juvenile riders Zak and Tom Barber. Paul Wright also won the club MTB trophy and Nicole Goffin the ladies’ one.Stuart Supple won the Freewheel Trophy and Liam Gentry the Keith Stephens Memorial Trophy for duathlon. Mark Richards received it for him.

John Swanbury and Ali Banks took the tandem trophies and had set National age records at 25, 30 amd 50 miles and an East Anglian one at 15 miles. In mixed tandem, Kate Churchill and John Swanbury had ridden, achieving a National one at 15 miles and Kate was awarded the club’s Women’s Rosebowl Trophy.

Verity Smith of Loose Cannon’s Conditioning won the Jane Travers Memorial Trophy in the clubs’s open May Day 10.

The club was delighted to award the Charles Grimmer Memorial Trophy (for services to the sport) to Godric CC members Pam and Peter Milner, whose willingness to spend hours by the roadside timing club and open events over the years has been of huge value to everyone, enabling events to take place. The award marks their retirement from timekeeping duties.

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