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East District Prize Presentation

The annual EDCA Prize presentation for the 2016 season will take place at Carbrooke Village Hall on Sunday 29th January 2017. There will be a reliability ride starting at 10:00 from the hall, then on return there will be light refreshments available followed by the prize presentation.

EDCA Awards 2015

The annual EDCA Awards lunch will be held, as usual, at Carbrooke on Sunday 24th January.

2016 District handbooks will also be available, priced £2.50 each.

The riders listed below will receive awards. If you know anybody on the list, please make sure they are aware so they may collect their award. It would be fantastic to see as many riders and clubmates who will not be collecting awards.

Anglia Velo: Joe Empson, Martin Pyne

Boxford Bike Club: Samantha Segger

CC Breckland: Alex Bailey, Chris Nudds, Declan Davis , Don Saunders, Harvey Hall , Mark Fairhead

Diss & District CC: Steve Gorbutt

Great Yarmouth CC: Jenny Anderson

Iceni Velo: John Swindells

Ipswich BC: Angus Jardine, Daniel Zagni, Oliver Jones, Shaun Andrews

Kings Lynn CC: Gavin Costick, Kay Burgess

Mildenhall CC: Richard Carrington

North Norfolk Wheelers: Charlie Nurse, John Morgan

Norwich ABC: Ed Dean

Plomesgate CC: Evert Wijnberg

Stowmarket & District CC: Joshua Aiken, Verity Smith

Team PedalRevolution: Andrew Bean

Team VeloVelocity: Andrew Leggett, Ben Keeley , Chris Pearce, Daniel Bloy, Dave Green, Francesa Rust, Geoff Frost, Jason Boutell, Paul Jay, Scott Davidson

Tri-Anglia: Iain Dawson, Oliver Milk

VC Norwich: Jennifer Smart, Phillip Hargreaves

VO2 Bikes: Jacob Shailes

West Suffolk Wheelers: Paul Rooke, Ron Back, John Steed, Mark Eastwood

Wisbech Wheelers: Andrew Ward

Wolsey RC: Karen Eaton

New Book

Dennis Horn – Racing for an English Rose
by Peter Underwood with contribution by Geoff Waters
pp 84 (with 12 pp b/w photographs)
ISBN 978-1-874739-66-1
210 x 148 mm Price

At the age of 20, Dennis Horn won his first English Rose – the emblem of a National track champion. Throughout the 1930s he rapidly graduated from the rough and tumble of makeshift grass track racing at country fairs and gala sports days in provincial towns to assail the heights of British track cycling on the great urban cycling bastions of the time – the hard-surfaced stadiums of London’s Herne Hill and Manchester’s Fallowfield – and become the star of British track racing.

Every year from 1931 to 1938 he was awarded the season-long Meredith Trophy to add to those legendary gold and silver cups he’d won in fiercely contested track battles in front of crowds of tens of thousands. It was a cycling scene entirely unique to Britain in the years before World War II.

But this is more than a simple tale of a strapping rural lad who took on and beat the streetwise metropolitan champions of his era. Dennis Horn, son of a Fenland blacksmith, proved himself to be as astute as any of his urban contemporaries at treading the fine line between amateurism and professionalism as defined by the puritanical British cycling establishment of their day.

Dennis Horn – racing for an English Rose will be published on 21st March and will be available from:
Mousehold Press 6, Constitution Opening, Norwich, NR3 4BD Tel: 01603 425115

EDCA Championships

The East District Championships are upon us, starting with the ’10’ this Sunday, followed by the circuit ’25’ on Wednesday.

Startsheets are available here for the ’10’, and here for the circuit ’25’. They will be updated with results later.

Becky Taylor (organiser of the EDCA 25) writes:
Just a little reminder to get your entries in for this event as it closes on Tuesday 5th June. I am happy to leave it open until I receive Thursdays post but internet entry closes automatically on Tuesday. This event is open to non East District clubs but you wont be eligible for prizes. 

Events on the A143

A clarification on club events on the A143 at Bungay: contrary to some reports, Godric Cycling Club will be running all of the events listed in the 2012 EDCA Handbook.

The programme for Godric comprises four 25 mile events and eleven 10 mile events, and is concluded with the annual hillclimb at Stoke Holy Cross. There will be a maximum number of 40 riders for the events held on the A143.

Open time trials are not affected.

A message to organisers

As EDCA Courses Secretary its my responsibility to ensure that course records are kept up to date for publication in the District Handbook. To enable me to do this I need Event Organisers to send me Result Sheets. Despite a requirement in the Promoters Pack, sent to every organiser before the start of each season, few are doing this!

As well as the obvious ‘categories’, eg Men, Lady, there are now Trike, Tandem, Mixed Tandem, Tandem Trike etc, establishing or beating records.
It is embarrassing, having recently congratulated a lady on beating a course record, to find that it had, in fact, been beaten two years ago! I had been unaware of this purely through lack of results.

I am of the opinion that those who buy the Handbook, particularly those holding records, should be entitled to correct information.

It also goes without saying that I need new amended Course descriptions.
Please will you publish this

Mike Johnson
East District Courses Secretary