Sunday, 8 February 2009

Middleton CC Awards Dinner

The awards dinner was held at The Bower Hotel in Chadderton and an anticipated group of 52 arrived in time for drinks in the bar before moving on into the function room.

After tributes were paid to Harry Hill (Club President and Bronze Medal Winner in the 1936 Berlin Olympics) who sadly passed away last week, the events began to take their usual format with the meal followed by the awards being dished out, then the rigmarole of the raffle!

My table was the 'young' table with Amy, Ali, Steve F and his wife Caroline, Janet and Steve C, Julie H and her husband Steve, and myself and bro Paul. Our table also seemed to be the award winning table too -

Ali - Track Champion
Janet - 2nd place Track Champion and Ged Dowling award
Me - 3rd place Track Champion
Steve F - Most Improved Track Rider

A good time was had by all participants. The 3 course meal was happily devoured by all except the veggies whose main course seemed to be just rush-cooked and not thought out properly. The desserts were yum with Amy happily devouring a couple of pieces of the chocolate cake (she deserved it after Saturday's race).

The raffle raised a good hundred pounds or so for the club with every table having at least one winner - except ours. We had to resort to illegal means to get something!

The only thing that marred the event for me was the few club members who found that my fracturing my pelvis was hilarious and proceeded to rip the piss out of me. So glad they found it so funny. I'll remember that whenever they get injured.


  1. Well done Ali.
    Did she get a big trophey?

  2. Take a look on here -

    The trophy she got is there.