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.
The latest CTT newsletter has been published. Please have a read and pass the link to others in your club.
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
Dennis Horn – Racing for an English Rose
by Peter Underwood with contribution by Geoff Waters
pp 84 (with 12 pp b/w photographs)
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 www.mousehold-press.co.uk
The East District Championships are upon us, starting with the ’10’ this Sunday, followed by the circuit ’25’ on Wednesday.
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.
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.
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
East District Courses Secretary
Please note there is now a change of organiser and address for entries to the VC Norwich 10 mile Open TT on 29th August (Bank Holiday Monday)
The Ipswich BC 10 scheduled for Saturday 9th July 2011 has been cancelled.
The Anglia Velo 10 listed in the National and EDCA handbooks for Saturday 6th August 2011 has been re-scheduled for Saturday 27th August 2011 starting at 16:00.