A great night was had by all in the new more casual venue. Thanks to Alex Hinds for being MC.
Meet our RBCC Club “Persons” of the year. Father and son teams, Andy and Robert Matthews and Jose and Myles(absent) Rodrigeuz. These 4 RBCC stalwarts happily volunteered time and time again to assist with track set up and marshalling duties. Saturday riders should be very grateful of the efforts of these guys as without their support we would not have been able to hold Saturday racing on numerous days. Thanks guys.
The kids looked pretty happy too as they proudly showed off their medals and trophies.
Congratulations to all the trophy getters. Here are the A, B & C grade overall champions:
Mike Cameron overall A grade club champion
B Grade overall place getters; Darren Byers 1st and Darren Tucker 3rd.
C Grade place getters: John Buckton first, Andrew Galvin 2nd, and Alex Rosenwax third.
Now 2 of our other awards. Firstly the Mongrel of the Year Award. This is the last known photos of the RBCC Mongrel of the Year award.
This award was stolen by it’s 2010 recipient, Rocky Fortuna. Given that he would not return it, it was decided by the Committee, that Rocky Fortuna need not return it as he was perpetual and on-going Mongrel of the year.
Finally the “Bent Spoke” award. Generally this is not given to someone who actually does serious injury to himself, however given the circumstances in that the recipient spent many thousands of dollars flying to Europe and paying the entry fee to the European Haute Route, (a gruelling 7 day event that goes from Venice to Geneva over major European climbs of the Dolomites and the Pyrenees), and given that Grant did not even start the event, injuring himself on a decent whilst warming up, and given that after all that, he finally crossed the finish line, albeit it in his wheel chair, we decided that he was truly a worthy recipient of this trophy.
Congratulations Grant Roe.