Post AGM Round up;
Once again a huge thanks to those who attended today and of course to all of our members for a great year. To summarise we have had;
• Excellent representation in a number of Sportives, with it being great to see both our new and old Kit being worn with such pride. This has been reflected also within the Mtb ranks within such events as the recent Newnham Park endurance races and soggy bottoms.
• Members have taken part in a number of Social events including Yesterday’s ToB ride, The Mtb trip to France and next week’s Velodrome Trip. Showing why we are labelled the Friendly club. Of course don’t forget the Christmas do on the the 17th December at the Crownhill Fort.
• Membership continues to be strong following the recent renewal (if you haven’t done so, this was due in June) and we are pleased to be experiencing further growth. Allowing us to continue being one of if not the largest club in the area.
• We welcome two new members to the Committee in Becky Pengelly and Bryan Millings. Thank you for volunteering and we look forward to working with you both.
• Club accounts remain strong considering the slight extended financial year (Result of pushing the AGM back). This is down to recent membership renewals. The clubs spend has all a but been evened out by the intake. With our general spend including such things as social events, club storage (to look at ways to reduce) and affiliations to Cycling governing bodies.
• Massive thanks to all those whom regularly lead rides within both the Road and Mtb set up This is never gone unnoticed and we really do appreciate your time and efforts to help out. Special recognition shout outs made to regular road ride leaders Andy Greaves, Andy Burch and Justin Cartwright. Apologies to those not mentioned, this by no mean means that your not appreciated.
• Excellent talk provided by A member of the Plymouth Dartmoor and Rescue Service. Very interesting speech on their daily activities and a massive thank you given to YOGi for all donations received thus far.
• Most Improved Road – Justin Stanbrook who I am sure we can agree really has improved since taking up the sport a short time ago. I’m sure he will no doubt go on about how much weight he has lost, which I find so hard believe considering the size of the cakes he downs. Best of luck for LEJOG and sorry you couldn’t be here to collect award.
• Best Road Performance –Robbie Godfrey for his incredible ride during the Dartmoor Classic to which he earned a gold. We all know he didn’t gain success by riding his bike on his knees!!!!
• Spectacular Crash – It is with regret that David Johnstone couldn’t make the AGM today as he had planned to do, following what sounds like quite a bad accident whilst with the A ride (Some people will do anything to avoid going!!) Therefore with our thoughts with him and wishes of a speedy recovery, this year’s most spectacular Crash goes to him.
See Alex to collect above awards
• Most Improved Rider: Rob E Bowen Rob’s come a long way since coming over to the MTB side of the club and goes from strength to strength….. he almost won best crash as well!!! So shows just how confident a rider he is now.
• Most Spectaular crash: Rob Twitchell Rob won it this year for his crash on a dark wet and wild night on the moor when he trashed his carbon wheel, damaged his frame and shoulder, bit of a treble up really!!!!
• Best MTB Performance: Mike Gould this goes to MIKE for managing 26 laps on the Pivot 24hr endurance race at Newnham, top effort fella.
YOGi Club Spirit: Hannah Wilson-Rudd for her efforts in encouraging newbies to the club and making them feel welcome even when they feel like giving up, and for forfeiting her rides to guide riders home when an accident occurs so the rest of us can complete the ride.
Again thank you to everyone involved within YOGi Cycling. Here’s to many more fantastic years!