The Annual Club Lunch 2018 provided an opportunity to reflect on Stockport Community Cycling Club‘s previous years’ activity and reward members for their efforts (click to view lunch’s from previous years – 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013).
It was held as usual at Hyde Bank Farm in Romiley. The venue has changed its focus over the last couple of years and now focuses almost entirely on weddings. Thankfully, we have been loyal visitors over the years and they still allow us in. Long may it continue, for they do a great job.
This year our event was held in the new function room. It is impressive.
The lunch is first and foremost a great social event and a chance to chat and catch up with club members. It begins with the ‘fiendish’ quiz.
This was followed by lunch – cheese pie or hot pot (and for Sarah a gluten-free version of the hot pot). Followed by apple pie or sticky toffee pudding.
After lunch, we moved on to the awards.
We began with the Club Mileage Medals. First, for members who have cycled 250 miles (bronze), 500 miles (silver) and 1000 miles (gold) with the club.
We didn’t have anyone collecting the 2500 club miles completed award, so the next award was for the 5000 miles completed medal.
John and Andy passed this mileage total with the club in the previous year.
We then moved on to the trophies. We began with the Most Unfortunate Rider of the Year, and this year it was presented to Christine for falling and injuring her wrist on one of the rides, having only just recovered from breaking both elbows while on holiday.
Gill was awarded the CERA Cycloan Unsung Hero of the Year Award. This is presented to members (who may not be obvious candidates for the Clubperson of the Year Award) for unselfish deeds on club rides. Gill, over the years, has provided unstinting support to the club, including coming up with some really interesting rides. Sadly, she was unable to collect the award at the lunch due to illness 🙁
The Newcomer of the Year award was presented to Debbie.
The Most Improved Rider of the Year trophy was awarded to Leslie.
Finally, the main trophy, Clubperson of the Year was presented to John. Well done!
Afterwards, we presented Jim with a little present. This year we gave him a voucher for Artist on a Bike, a Chester based cyclist and freelance visual artist who organises creative workshops and makes bike art and cycling gifts.
There were also flowers for Barbara.
Following the awards, Andy Sykes had put together another of his ‘SCCC Year in Review’ videos. Just like last year, it took us awhile to get it working …
*** THE VIDEO WILL APPEAR HERE IN DUE COURSE***
Once we got the sound working on the PC the video proved another enjoyable reminisce.
The Club Lunch 2018 had again been another great annual awards ceremony. Well done to everyone who was presented with a medal or award, they were thoroughly deserved.
Who knows, maybe next year it could be you who is going up to collect a medal or award!