ST CHRISTOPHER’S Cycling Club celebrated their performances during the 2011 season with a presentation lunch at the Eglinton Arms Hotel in Eaglesham last week.
The club traditionally target the start of a cycling season with a look back at the triumphs of last year and honour those club members who have excelled.
And, after an excellent lunch, the club’s honorary president, Jack Robertson, detailed the highlights of last season and praised those members who had taken part in competitions all over Scotland.
He noted the club was well represented in time trials and road racing and, indeed, only very recently had five teams entered in the aptly named ‘Icebreaker’ time trial in early February.
Among those receiving trophies were Derek McMillan, who retained the club championship despite the close attention of Colin Gillespie.
Other winners included Colin Meikle, who consistently rode fast times over the season and lifted the Auldhouse League while David Turner won the Jackie Connor trophy for his times at 10 and 25 miles on handicap.
Jim Docherty was unanimously voted the club member of the year.
He overcame a serious road accident and spent virtually the whole of 2011 in hospital. Jim managed to attend the event, where he graciously received his award.
The full list of winners are as follows:
Club Champion – Derek McMillan; runner up – Colin Gillespie. Veteran Champion – Derek McMillan. Jackie Connor Trophy – David Turner.
Auldhouse League – Colin Meikle; runner up – Derek McMillan. 100 mile Trophy – Derek McMillan. Hill Climb – Peter Duncan. Freewheel – David Turner.
10 mile Time Trial – Derek McMillan; runner-up – Colin Meikle. 10 mile Time Trial handicap – Colin Gillespie; runner-up David Turner. Ladies Champion – Mandy Cullie.
Club Member Award - Jim Docherty.
Auldhouse League Medals – Alistair Bean, Alan Rutherford, David Turner.
The club are still running their popular Wednesday night training sessions at the Ballerup sports centre, where all are welcome.
On Sunday mornings the club meet at the entrance to Calderglen Country Park at 9.30am for a 50-60 mile run. All riders are welcome.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, March 25, St Christopher’s will hold their final Winter 10 of the year on the A77 course.
For full information on all club activity visit their website at www.stchrisccek.co.uk