THE FORMER chief of world cycling, Brian Cookson OBE, helped Stratford Cycling Club celebrate their 2019 successes.
Mr Cookson, former chairman of the UCI, was the guest speaker and presented the prizes at the club’s annual awards presentation night to mark a year of outstanding results from members racing across a wide variety of categories.
Mark Hamer collected three awards including best male all-rounder, while Emma Bexson took the female prize.
The club’s juniors were also recognised for their success and dedication, with many finishing in the West Midlands top ten in closed circuit, mountain biking, track and cyclo-cross.
Notable successes were Molly Kostka winning the West Midland U10 cyclo-cross league, Alex Burden and Sam Abbott winning their age categories in the track league, Spencer Corder’s and Lewis Tinsley’s performances in the mountain bike league and Matthew Jordan being selected to join the Regional School of Racing.
Scratch time trials – 1st Mark Hamer; 2nd Martin Millington
Veterans time trials – 1st Mark Hamer; 2nd Pete Ward
Male best all-rounder – 1st Mark Hamer ave 26.8mph; 2nd Martin Millington 25.32mph
Female best all-rounder – 1st Emma Bexson ave 23.37mph; 2nd Dawn Compton 22.18mph
Handicap – 1st Dawn Compton; 2nd Pete Ward
Time trial youth (aged 12-16) – 1st Jonathan Masters
Roadmans time trial – 1st Trevor Acreman; 2nd Michael Spike Warner
Hill Climb – 1st Robin Hughes – Junior; 2nd Johann Breytenbach
Road racing – Keith Walton
Most improved male – Carl Matthews
Most improved female – Victoria Jeffs
Clubman of the year – Mike Jaye
U6/8/10/12 endeavour – Katie Groves
U14/16 endeavour – Lucy Sartain
Best cyclo-cross female rider in league – Molly Kostka
Best cyclo-cross male rider in league – Jefferson Tear-Verweij
Most improved junior – Lewis Tinsley
Robert Heenan Memorial Award for most outstanding junior – Matthew Jordan