2023 was another year of high achievement, success and personal milestones met within Newbury Road Club and these were recognised at the Club annual awards ceremony at the Falkland Cricket Pavilion. Cups, shields and trophies were awarded for great performances in the 2023 Time Trial season and for outstanding contributions to the Club and Club cycling.
Here we recap the worthy winners and celebrate their great achievements.
Time Trial and Race Awards
1st 25 Mile Club Champion
1st 10 Mile Club Champion
1st Veteran’s 25 Mile TT Club Champion
1st Veteran’s 10 Mile TT Club Champion
1st Tate Handicap
2nd Smith Handicap
1st Men’s Non-Aero Shield
1st Men’s Spoco Points series
2nd Tate 10 Mile Handicap Trophy
3rd 10 Mile Club Championship
1st Smith 25 Mile Handicap Trophy
2nd 10 Mile Club Championship
2nd Veteran’s 10 Mile TT Club Championship
3rd Tate Handicap
3rd Men’s Spoco Points Series
1st Men’s Hill Climb
1st Women 25 Mile Club Champion
3rd Veteran’s 25 Mile TT Club Championship
2nd 25 Mile Club Championship
2nd Veteran’s 25 Mile TT Club Championship
2nd Men’s Spoco Points Series
3rd 25 Mile Club Championship
3rd Smith Handicap
2nd Men’s Hill Climb
3rd Men’s Hill Climb
3rd Veteran’s 10 Mile TT Club Championship
Frank Edwards – Len Buttrey Trophy - First Year Junior Trophy
Awarded for completing the Rebellion Way (350km) in 5 days while carrying his own kit.
Alan Alewood – Merit Shield - Awarded for giving outstanding service to the Club
A former NRC Committee Member, Alan provides most of the NRC TT administration, helps with TT timekeeping and organises many of the Club's Blue and Green rides.
Kirsten Bailkoski – NRC Women's Award 2023
Awarded for transformation from a ‘slightly unfit, non-confident, yet enthusiastic leisure cyclist’ to a Land’s End to John O’Groats conquering cyclist in 2023.
Phil George – Peter Jarvis Club Runs Shield - Awarded for attending the most Club Rides
Phil rides in all weathers, and mostly in shorts, and completed over 100 Club Rides between January-October.
Donal Linehan – Ride of the Year - Awarded for completing ‘Le Loop’
One of the ultimate amateur cycling challenges, Donal completed all 21 stages of the Tour de France, one week ahead of the professional event. His ride also raised over £5,000 for the William Wates Memorial Trust.
Marion Templeman - President’s Cup - Awarded for an outstanding achievement in cycling
Awarded for bike packing, self-supported, and often solo, across America from the West to East over 3 months. 5,300 kilometres, 10 States, 90 days, Marion raised over £23,000 for Move Against Cancer, having survived breast cancer herself in 2021.
Well done to all the Club Winners! Our thanks to those who help support and organise these events and to photographer Gareth Davies for taking photographs on the night.