Redditch Road & Path Cycling Club

Promoting cycling for all ages and abilities in Redditch, Worcestershire, UK

Trophies

Trophies

 

Since 1885, the club has been grateful to have been donated a number of trophies to be used in recognition of the great achievements of our club members. Trophies are awarded at our annual dinner in November each year. All members are eligible to put in a claim for any of the trophies which they think they have rightfully won during the preceding year.

Each senior trophy is listed below.

 

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Time Trials    Points & Distance    Hill Climb    Special Appreciation    Cyclo Cross

How to Claim a Trophy

The trophies denoted with an * below are unavailable for claims. All of the others can be claimed with the relevant evidence by emailing racing@rrpcc.co.uk between 1st October and 15th October. The trophy year runs from 1st October to 30th September each year.


Time Trials

 

Mens Senior BAR - The A L Pitts Cup

This trophy was donated by Mr A L Pitts, a former local garage owner and the club's most successful track rider between the two world wars. The history of the trophy dates back to 1936 when Mr E H Inston was the first recipient. Today, the trophy is awarded to the fastest male rider, between the ages of 18 and 40, to have completed a 5 mile, 10 mile and 25 mile time trial. These do not necessarily have to be RRPCC events.

Ladies Senior BAR

This trophy was purchased by the club in 2015 to recognise the number of ladies now taking part in time trials. The trophy is awarded to the fastest female rider, above the age of 18, to have completed a 5 mile, 10 mile and 25 mile time trial. These do not necessarily have to be RRPCC events

Veterans BAR

This trophy was donated by David Brearley in 2008 to recognise the best 'Veteran on Standard' in their best two 10 mile and best two 25 mile time trials. The criteria has since been changed to now reward the fastest rider, above the age of 40, to have completed a 5 mile, 10 mile and 25 mile time trial. These do not necessarily have to be RRPCC events

Junior BAR - The Paul Balcombe Memorial Trophy

This trophy was donated to the club by Phil & Gill Balcombe, the parents of RRPCC's 1979 Junior BAR, Paul Balcombe. Paul was tragically killed and so this trophy lives on in his memory and is awarded to the fastest rider, between the ages of 12 and 18, to have completed a 5 mile, 10 mile and 25 mile time trial. These do not necessarily have to be RRPCC events.

Fastest Senior in the club's Open 10 * - The Clem Jackson Memorial Trophy

This trophy was donated by the Jackson family in 1980. It is in memory of Clem Jackson, who was a local cycle dealer, as well as a timekeeper for club and open events for more than twenty years. The trophy is awarded to the fastest senior (18yrs+) in the RRPCC Open 10 mile time trial.

Fastest Junior in the club's Open 10* - The Tom Baylis Cup

This is one of the club's oldest trophies and allegedly dates back to 1891 when trophies were won outright, rather than awarded annually as they are today. Mr A E Morris was the outright winner. His widow donated it to the club in 1963. It is now awarded to the fastest junior (12-18yrs) in the RRPCC Open 10 mile time trial.

Fastest 25 miles - The Curry Cup

This trophy was donated by a former president of RRPCC, Mr J A Fairest in 1931. The name comes from the company in which he was the manager, Curry Ltd. The trophy is awarded to the fastest rider to complete a 25 mile time trial. This does not necessarily have to be an RRPCC event.

Fastest 25 miles by a novice - The Presidents Cup

This trophy was donated by pre-war club president, and chairman and managing director of Enfield Cycle Co.Ltd, Major Frank W Smith. The trophy is awarded to the fastest novice to complete a 25 mile time trial. A novice is defined as someone to have not beaten 1hr 8mins before. This does not necessarily have to be an RRPCC event.

Fastest Male & Female 2-up*

This trophy is awarded to the fastest male and female pair to ride as a 2-up at an RRPCC 5 mile time trial.

The Best Newcomer* - The J A Gold Cup

This trophy was donated by J A Gold who was the club president before 1939. The trophy is awarded to the fastest rider who has competed in the most RRPCC events during their first season. Changed for 2017.


Points & Distance Awards

The most competitive events ridden - The A Partridge Cup

This trophy was donated by Alan Partridge in 1964. For every event a rider competes in, they will receive 1 point. The trophy is awarded to the rider who gains the most points.

The most competitive events ridden - road & circuit only - The Wyndham Cresent Wheelers Shield

This award is the oldest of all our trophies. The first name to be engraved on it was W Perry in 1921. However, the trophy pre-dates this as it was won outright by the Wyndham Crescent Wheelers (a club based in Harlow) for track racing. It was given back to the club on the condition that it retained their club name. Today it is awarded to the rider who gains the most points for competing in road and circuit races. One point is awarded for each event taken part in.

The most competitive events ridden - MTB only - The Nevill Arms Trophy

This trophy was donated by John Reavley, former owner of the Nevill Arms public house and vice-president of the club. The trophy is awarded to the rider who gains the most points for competing in mountain bike races. One point is awarded for each event taken part in.

The most 'recognised' miles ridden by a male - The Len Rudge Trophy

This trophy is awarded to the male rider who completes the most miles in recognised events. These events include Audaxes, sportives and our club's annual reliability trial and summer BBQ ride.

The most 'recognised' miles ridden by a female - The Challenge Cup

This trophy is awarded to the female rider who completes the most miles in recognised events. These events include Audaxes, sportives and our club's annual reliability trial and summer BBQ ride.

The most active 16-23 year old - The Holmes Cup

This trophy was donated by pre-war member Jack Holmes to encourage young people to take part in sport. Jack's work for young people extended to the local meadow near to where he lived in Alvechurch. Post-war he turned the meadow into a children's playing field with roundabouts, a sandpit and paddling pools. Today the trophy is awarded to the most active 16-23 year member of the club. The activities given higher importance include volunteering at club events, coaching and helping with the day-to-day running of the club.


Hill Climb*

The Hill Climb Shield

This trophy was made and donated by John McHugh, a former president of the club. The trophy is awarded to the rider recording the fastest time in the club's hill climb.


Special Appreciation*

The Fred Machin Appreciation Award

This could be considered the most prestigious award given by the club. It is not awarded every year and only goes to those who have made a significant contribution to the club and deserve to be recognised for this.


Cyclo-Cross

Senior*

This trophy is awarded to the senior male rider to have placed the highest in the West Midlands Cyclo Cross League.

Ladies*

This trophy is awarded to the female rider to have placed the highest in the West Midlands Cyclo Cross League.

Vets 40+*

This trophy is awarded to the 40yrs+ rider to have placed the highest in the West Midlands Cyclo Cross League.

Vets 50+* - The Gary Davis Memorial Cup

This trophy was purchased by the club in 2015 to remember the life of active member, Gary Davis, who died suddenly in December 2014. The trophy is awarded to the 50yrs+ rider to have placed the highest in the West Midlands Cyclo Cross League.