Below is a list (with brief descriptions and criteria for the awarding of), of the Trophies that GYCC compete for on a yearly basis.
Awarded to the fastest rider aged 12 but under 14 on 1st May, over any 3 club evening 10-mile time trials.
E.G. SCOTT TROPHY
Awarded to the fastest rider aged 14 but under 16 on 1st May, over any 3 club evening 10-mile time trials.
H.J. CARTER TROPHY
Awarded to the rider aged 12 but under 16 on 1st January with the greatest percentage improvement over 10 miles in any event in the season (club or open). This improvement is to be based on the previous best time or the first ride of the season, if a novice.
SOMERLEYTON ‘10’ CUP
Awarded to the fastest club rider in a club 10-mile time trial on the club (Somerleyton) course during the season.
25-miles Scratch (based on actual time).
HENRY SUTTON NOVICES CUP
25-miles Scratch. For the purposes of this trophy, a novice is defined as any club member who, at the start of the season, has not taken an award over the distance of 25 miles or a greater distance. An award means 1st, 2nd or 3rd, scratch or handicap, taken one of the following over the distance of 25 miles or a greater distance:
- A club racing trophy; or
- A placing of 1st, 2nd or 3rd on scratch in any open event.
DEREK EVANS MEMORIAL SHIELD
RAY LAWLER MEMORIAL SHIELD
Awarded to the fastest club rider in a club 25-mile time trial on the Somerleyton circuit during the season.
YVONNE WESTGATE LADIES SHIELD
Awarded to the lady with the fastest average speed over any two 10-mile and any two 25-mile time trials during the season.
Awarded to the rider with the lowest aggregate handicap time over any two club 10-mile time trials and any 2 club 25-mile time trials during the season.
Awarded on a best all-rounder basis to the rider with the fastest average speed over 25, 50 and 100 mile time trials during the season. (i.e. fastest ride at each distance counts). In the event that no club member rides a 100-mile time trial during the season, the distances used will be 10, 25 and 50 miles.
VETERANS’ BEST ALL ROUNDER
Awarded to the veteran with the greatest total ‘plus’ time over their age-related standard for 25, 50 and 100 mile time trials during the season (i.e. best ride at each distance counts). In the event that no veteran rides a 100-mile time trial during the season, the distances used will be 10, 25 and 50 miles.
PETTINGILL HILL CLIMB SHIELD
Awarded to the fastest club rider in the club hill climb.
TS FITCH CUP
For Track Events.
LADBROKES CYCLO-CROSS CUP
Awarded to the highest-placed club rider in any club Cyclo-Cross Event.
ROAD RACE TROPHY
Awarded to the member amassing the most points in Road/Circuit Races during the season.
Awarded on a points basis (1st = 3pts; 2nd = 2pts; 3rd = 1pt) according to placings in the following scratch trophy events: Hercules 25, Pendle 30, University 50, Premier 100. In the event of a tie, the trophy will be awarded to the rider with the highest placings in the counting events (i.e. 1st placings take precedence over 2nd placings etc.).
ANNUAL ATTENDANCE SHIELD
Awarded to the member amassing the most points for attendance on club runs over the period 1 October – 31 March. Points shall be awarded as follows: part of a morning – 1point; All morning – 2 points; All day – 4 points.
Awarded to the club member finishing highest in a tourist competition (whether organised by the club or externally, e.g. a “British Cycle Tourist Competition” (BCTC)-style event).
VICE PRESIDENT’S CUP (BEST ALL-ROUNDER)
Awarded on the basis of a points system reflecting all cycling/club activities. Members will receive one point for participation in each of the following types of event during a season (1 Nov – 31 Oct.):
- a) Club runs (minimum 3 rides)
- b) Reliability trials, audax and similar organised rides of up to 50 miles
- c) Reliability trials, audax and similar organised rides of more than 50 miles
- d) Tourist competitions (e.g. BCTC-style).
- e) Road races
- f) Circuit races (criteriums)
- g) Cyclo-cross/mountain bike events
- h) Charity rides
- i) Short-distance time trials (10, 25 & 30 miles). Minimum 3 short-distance time trials.
- j) Longer-distance time trials (50 miles and above).
- k) Hill climbs
Participation in more than 15 club runs, 15 time trials (either short or long distance) or 10 road/circuit races, will, in each case, give entitlement to one extra point. The trophy will be awarded annually to the member amassing the most points and will be shared in the event of a tie between 2 persons, but will not be awarded in the event of a tie between 3 or more persons.
Awarded for services to the club during the year or over a longer period of time. Awarded either by the committee, or by a general meeting of members.
Awarded for outstanding efforts throughout the Summer Time Trial season. In recognition of the attention given to Roger Farrow (after he suffered a Heart Attack on an evening Time Trial), by Pat O’Neil (GYCC) and Paul Dennington (VCB)
(For inter-club competition – currently against Lowestoft Wheelers and Velo Club Baracchi) – Awarded to the club amassing the most points in the counting events. The events will be decided jointly by the participating clubs. Points are currently awarded as follows:
- on a sliding scale to the first 6 riders on handicap in one agreed Great Yarmouth club 10-mile time trial and one agreed Great Yarmouth club 25-mile time trial;
- in an identical manner to the first 6 riders on scratch in one agreed Velo Club Baracchi 10-mile time trial;
- one point shall be awarded to each rider finishing the 50-mile reliability trial.