Cycling club has outstanding year

SUNDAY saw Great Yarmouth Cycling Club hold its annual prize giving event — where riders saw their efforts throughout the season rewarded with trophies and silverware.

Following the club’s continued growth, with membership standing at over 120, the event was very well attended.

The highlight was the ceremonial presentation of the Holmes Cup to GYCC from rival club VC Baracchi — a trophy which is highly coveted by both clubs and fought over throughout the season.

After several years of its absence all the club’s members were thrilled to see its return – a sign of just how successful 2010 had been for GYCC.

Medals and cups were also handed out to the best road racers, time trialists and participants of various disciplines.

Veteran rider, Neil Turner, took home a box full of trophies following a very successful season on his time trial bike.

Fellow veteran rider, Paul Anderson, also collected several pieces of silverware in numerous disciplines.

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Jules Claxton and Ben Mackett also received medals and cups for their road racing prowess.

Acknowledgements went to junior riders Zak Coleman, Ben Turner and Seth Houlgate who all enjoyed success, as well as Terry Loveday who received a lifetime membership award following his long history of success and commitment to the club stretching back to the 1950s.

This week also saw a further increase in attendance at the new club night.

Last Tuesday saw over 30 riders take part in the audio-visual Sufferfest training video.

It was great to see such a large number of female riders taking part, demonstrating that cycling is a sport which can be enjoyed by males and females, young and old alike.

These clubs nights will continue throughout the year and, as always, are open for anyone to attend.

They take place on Tuesday nights from 7-9pm at Cliff Park Junior School.

The club has turbo trainers and bikes for those without equipment, so feel free to turn up and have a go!

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GYCC can boast a very successful 2010, with 2011 shaping up to be even better.

Congratulations went to all of those who won trophies and a very big thank you went to those who helped the club achieve success.