This year, our annual Christmas Ride and Dinner was held at the Rolls Royce Social Club in Barnoldswick.
As is traditional, the day started with a short ride, led by our President: Ian Lowcock, heading out via Thornton-in-Craven through West Marton and Newsholme before dropping down into Gisburn. Dinner wasn't until 3pm so we had time for a snack in Gisburn before heading up a very muddy Coal Pit Lane. Walking this section was the only option, and we had to wash our wheels in the stream once we got to the other end. After joining Brogden Lane, we all returned to Barnoldswick with a hearty appetite.
After dinner a short presentation ceremony was held where riders of our 100km and 100mile challenge rides earlier in the year were presented with certificates of achievement.
As is traditional, the Bill Heywood trophy is always awarded at our Christmas dinner, and this year, for his services as club Secretary for many years, it was presented by Ian to John Ramsden.
This year, a second trophy has been added to our collection, donated by the wife of Jack Harrison, who sadly left us earlier this year. The committe, in agreement with Joan Harrison, decided that the "Jack Harrison Memorial Trophy" should be awarded to the "Rider of the Year", and was presented by Joan and Ian to Dorothy Altham, for her rise from beginner to A-team rider within 2 years.
Congratulations to all our award winners.