Somerset Road Club Trophies
Trophies are awarded annually at the club’s presentation evening and are awarded to First Claim club members unless otherwise stated. Current and past winners can be found under club documents.
Peter Sandy Cup
The cup is awarded by the committee to the club member considered most deserving, based on their performance and efforts during the season. It provides a lasting reminder of Peter’s passion for cycling, his racing achievements and the contribution he made to the club over many years.
Les Slade Cup
First awarded in 1993, the trophy is awarded by the committee to a local rider whose achievements in road racing, time trialling or wider cycling endeavours are considered to be the most deserving of recognition. As such, it may be awarded to any any rider from the local area, including those from other clubs.
Time Trial Awards
Memorial Trophy (1939 – 1945)
Awarded to the club member recording the fastest 10 mile Open Time Trial. Winners include two members posting sub 20 minute rides. Darren Webb riding 19:36 on the S26R/10 Honiton course in 2018 and Dean Robson riding 19:41 in 2015, when he finished second in the Welsh Championships and 19:42 in 2010.
The trophy is in memory of those who lost their lives in World War II and dates back to 1947.
Time Trial Cup
presented by Tom Cox
Awarded to the club member recording the fastest 50 mile Open Time Trial. The trophy was presented to the club by former club chair Tom Cox, a prolific time trialist who has won his age category in the 50 mile CTT National Time Trial Championships. Dean Robson is the fastest winner of the cup, posting 1:49:04 on the R50/3C South Wales course in 2014.
Ladies 25 Mile Time Trial Cup
Small cup awarded to the women club member recording the fastest 25 mile Open Time Trial.
Club 10 Mile Time Trial Championship Cups
A Club evening 10 TT in August or September is designated as the club’s Time Trial Championships, with the awarding of small cups to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd fastest Men and 1st, 2nd and 3rd fastest Women.
Road Race Awards
Taunton Bicycle Club Challenge Cup
Awarded to the Elite, 1st or 2nd category licence rider with the most BC points in road and circuit races.
This is the club’s oldest cup and was originally presented to the Taunton Bicycle Club in 1905 by the club’s president Dr R L Meade-King. It was re-presented to Somerset Road Club in 1954 and ‘Awarded annually to [the] club massed start champion‘.
Awarded to the most successful novice in road and circuit races.
Cyclo-cross and MTB Awards
Awarded to the most successful Cyclo-cross rider.
Awarded to the most successful MTB rider.
Awarded to the most successful youth rider.