The BCC 2016 AGM and Prize Giving Party was held on Friday 25th November at the Kings Arms in Berkhamsted and was a resounding success! The first hour was taken up with club formalities and notably marked by the handover of the Chairman’s ‘Chainwheel of Office’ (thanks E.M.N Engravers and Lovelo Cycle Works for your contributions here) from outgoing Chairman Nicholas Kurth to new Chairman Michael Gower.
Nick remarked that the Club had gone from 0 to 200+ members in only 2+ years, had run a number of open events and was a proud member of the Berkhamsted community.
The party continued late into the evening and everyone agreed it was a great event.
The Thomas Stevens Award: winner Matthew Buckley. Awarded to the first claim rider who has achieved the best results in BCC colours, as judged by the Club’s Performance Co-ord.
The Supporter’s Award: winner Jez Kidd. Awarded to the Club member (outside of the Executive Committee) who has done the most to support the Club in the eyes of the Executive Committee.
The Best Club Rider Award: winner Guy McGinn. Awarded to the Club rider who sets the best possible standard whilst riding with the Club, as judged by the membership.
The Kurth Quaich: winner Shaun Lennox. Awarded to the ride leader (outside the Executive Committee) who has undertaken the most ride leading on Club social rides in the view of the Club’s Ride Co-ordinator.
The Club Photographic Awards: winner (Highest): Jez Kidd Awarded to the member at the highest point above sea level. Winner (Furthest): Chris Garner-Smith Awarded to the member who is the furthest from Berkhamsted. Judged by the Ladies Co-ord and demonstrated in a suitable photograph. The individuals must be on rides and wearing BCC kit (not the hoody or t-shirt) and spinning bikes are excluded.
The Broken Spoke Award: winner Michael Gower Awarded to the Club member who has provided the most intentional or unintentional amusement whilst cycling or engaged in Club activities, as judged by the Chairman.
Simon Voysey (club Secretary) presenting Nick Kurth with an engraving by Miles Wood that encompasses Nick’s two passions; cycling and mountaineering.