Club committee member Aileen Brown has kindly shared her well-researched list of cafe / coffee stops in the surrounding area. Please feel free to use it as you please. I’m sure she would welcome any comments to update the spreadsheet if you notice things have changed.
As we cast our minds towards the 2021 Club trophy awards, it seems a good time to think back to the restricted cycling days of 2020. Whilst the number of organised events was extremely limited, there were still some outstanding performances to celebrate.
Kim Barfoot-Brace, 100 mile champion, 12 hour champion 272.3 miles (overall club record), Best All Round at 50, 100 miles and 12 hours, fastest woman over 25 miles, Woman’s Best All Round at 10, 25 and 50 miles, and the Tempest Trophy awarded by Bath CC committee for “an outstanding achievement with a bias to long distances”.Kim Barfoot-Brace, Bairbre Doyle, Heather Fell and Claire Parkin, South West Team Time Trial Champions.Rob Pears, 50-mile champion, Road Race points champion.Claire Philips, Club Woman Champion for contribution to club rides for the year.Aileen Brown, Club Run Champion, best attended club run rider.Dennis Davis, Merit Cup for outstanding services to the club.Sam Duffy, Road Race Performance.Steven Cottington (below), Best All Round, and fastest veteran at 10, 25 and 50 miles.
Peter Cottington, fastest 25 miles of the year.
This is the message sent by David Oliver, club captain, to all members yesterday following the tragic death of Matthew on Thursday evening’s club ride.
‘I am very sorry to have to report that Matthew Reeves had a head on crash with a car on Bonhill Lane, Bishop Sutton while on the Thursday Social ride last night. In spite of the best efforts of other riders in the group, tragically, he died at the scene. The Police have informed his parents. Matt was 26 and had only joined the Club in July 2020. He quickly established himself in the Club as a strong and popular rider. He was about to complete his PhD at Bath University having just made a break through discovery in the use of infrared technology. He was excited for the future and putting his work to good use. He absolutely loved the club and was a pleasure to ride with. Matt will be sorely missed. As a mark of respect to Matt and his family we are cancelling all Club rides this weekend.’
For anyone who needs help from the club following Thursday’s tragic accident. Darren Edwards is our Welfare Officer and can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org to offer support and advice.