On Sunday the club showed off just a small sample of their extensive archives, with photos dating back to the 19th century when the club was formed. Members of the public could take part in a quiz based on the club’s archives, which was won – with full marks – by Renee Beech. Congratulations Renee; a T shirt and mug await you.
Den Engel – the club’s sponsors – kindly provided prizes for a popular raffle. First prize was a fantastic hamper of Belgian cycling paraphernalia won by Adrian Myatt, with the second prize beer hamper won by Heather Parr. Other winners included Andrew Bain (t shirt), Allison Held (cycling bottle), Oscar, Russell Rushton, Nick Avins and Evans (bottle opener), Bob Webb (bottle opener and Den Engel tee), Paul Harvey, Don Chambers (bottle and cap) and Stuart Poole (winner of a lanyard). Some fantastic home-made cakes from Mrs Hall were won – and swiftly eaten – at the club social on Sunday afternoon.
The raffle raised a total of £132 for the Air Ambulance.
The club’s very own Phil Gayes hosted a competition to find the fastest to ride 500m on a turbo trainer. Non-cyclists were alarmed to find that sprinting for 500m is much harder than it sounds! Congratulations to the both the men’s and women’s winners who each get a Leek CC hoodie.
Men: Jim Varley 41.4 secs
Women: Keren Barker 51.4 secs