26 February 2017
A week on and the dust has settled. But what an evening! We were amused and amazed by Steve Rowe performing his magic at the various tables as we dined. Simon Brotherton gave the 80 Oxonians and friends a remarkable behind the scenes look at broadcasting from the Rio Olympics and the African Cup, before a brief history of the club and proposing a toast to the club.
Simon went on to present the trophies, and stayed on to chat with members and guests long after the completion of formal proceedings. The raffle provided some lucky members with quality prizes to take home including club jerseys signed by Chris Boardman and Victoria pendleton, cycling accessories and vouchers provided by the trade.
Martin Howard was made an Honorary Life member in recognition of his eight years as Chairman. A special award in the form of a cyclist sculpture was presented to Dennis Quantrill for twenty five years’ service on the club committee, as custodian of our trophies, and timekeeping over the years. Both these awards were presented by club President Mick Bowen.
Events like this take considerable planning and commitment from various individuals to make it happen. We acknowledge the efforts of Malcolm and Dawn Rose, Dennis Quantrill, Steve Legge, Calum Murray and Harriet English in ensuring the event was a success. Our thanks are also due to Bikezone, BeeLine Bikes and Mickey Cranks for their generous donation of raffle prizes, and the Managing Agencies of Chris Boardman and Victoria Pendleton for the signed jerseys. Thanks also to Steve Legge and Phil Fowler for their photographs which you can view on our Facebook page.
Here’s to the Centenary!
TROPHY WINNERS 2016
Tom Pearce Trophy Open 10 Jon Simkins Drag2zero
Freddie Green Open 25 Tim Cartwright Newbury CC
Ravens BowlOpen 50 Tim Cartwright Newbury CC
Broadribb Cup Clubchampionship 25 Malcolm Rose
Bayliss Cup handicap 25 Ian Radburn
Burnceaster Cup Malcolm Rose
Falck Shield Club 50 championship Malcolm Rose
John Bull Cup Matt Robson
Burden Stone Cupshort distance BAR Mat Rowley
Giles Cycles Shield Henley and back Malcolm Rose
K B May CupHill climb Greg Fitzek
Sir Walter Grey Cup Malcolm Rose
Steve Hawkes Trophy most Open events Malcolm Rose
Women’s evening 10s Anna Key
Chainring Trophy Steve Rogers
Gilbert Fitchett Trophy Club support Jeff King
Cis Morris Cup women’s achievement Harriet English
Junior BAR Matthew Thornton
Juvenile Cup Matthew Thornton
Road Race Cup Greg Fitzek
Strava Challenge Paul Renshaw
Geoff Walker Cyclo Cross Trophy Robin Akers
Veteran’s Cyclo Cross Cup Robin Akers
Senior Cyclo Cross Paul Warren
Junior Cyclo Cross Matthew Thornton
Youth Cyclo Cross Trophy Jack Southfield
Under-12 Cyclo Cross Alex Taylor
Most improved rider Colin Fisher
Club Time Trial League
Div 1 Malcolm Rose
Div 2 Ewan MacDonald
Div 3 Matthew Thornton
Div 4 Steve Legge