The 2018 HCC Anual Awards Ceremony was held at Abbeys Bar/Portals Place on 10th January 2019. All members and guests were treated to drinks and a top class hot and cold buffet. Thanks to all for attending – it was a full house and a fitting finale to the 2018 season where many HCC cyclists were successful in Teesside, North and National levels.
Opening address was given by Paul Garstang , who thanked all attendess with special thanks to Mrs Russell and John and Doreen Lyth. Thankfully no major accidents this year. Special note was made of Richard Booth’s on going acheivements in the Veteran Road Racing endeavours. Paul Fountain and Paul Thirling for winning the respective age categories in the Teesside SPOCO league, Phil Wright for the Fastest plus 50 mile TT on Standard in the North Area VTTA and Andrew Wilson for acheiving Standard 10 mile TT in Norh VTTA. Finally the 4 participants on the 100 in 8 over Bollyhope who received medals of achievement, Trevor Jones,Andrew Wilson,Paul Garstang and Phil Wright.
John Lyth and John Grant presented the awards.
Notable winners were :-
Paul Thirling – SPOCO Winner the Edward Walker Cup
Phil Wright Fastest 50 mile TT shield
Richard Booth Vetaran RR Champion
Mark Tinkler Philip Russel Memorial Trophy for the fastest 10 mile TT in a Harlepool Event
Neil Stuart Std Points Trophy in the HCC T105 League
Finally the Best All Rounder Richard Grant with an Average Speed of 24:08 mph over some very difficult terrain
Well done to all.
Full Results below
Thanks to all the Management and Staff of Abbeys Bar / Portals Place, dont think it could have gone any better – see you all next year , hopefully.