If you did not attend SPR Christmas ride on 17 Dec 2016, here is a recap on what were presented during the Christmas Breakfast:
Annual Christmas Awards
For detailed narrative of nominations received please see 2016 SPR Xmas Awards Narrative.
El Prez presented two awards to the following people for their contributions to the club:
Greg Murray – Race Sub-Committee
Great thank you for Greg’s contribution to the club. He was the acting SPR race director of Beverley Race back in Nov 2016. His commitment and perseverance to ensure the race ran smoothly is greatly appreciated.
We can see from Greg’s expression that he was caught without words when he was presented with the award by El Prez. Well not many of us get a hand made gift from El Prez! Job well done Greg and thank you for your contribution to the club.
Rob Ramsden – Training and Development Sub-Committee
He is the founder of SPR Ride Leader Development Program. This great initiative has taken the club by storm. It has obtained positive supports from club members to make our club gets even better and safer for the members and other riders. Great work and thank you for your great contribution to the club Rob!
Club Road Championship Winners presented by El Prez
Unfortunately, only one person in attendance to receive the Awards from El Prez : Brian Sing – Men Road Club Champion 2016.
For a full list of 2016 winners of club road championship, please follow this link. Congratulations and great job to the winners!
Here is a picture of all trophies prepared for winners thanks to El Prez:
Ride Leader Development Pilot Program Graduation
The ride leader program has been developed to make sure that the club has consistency in relation to what standards are set on the club’s group rides. The ‘pilot’ program was run to iron out any kinks in how the club presents this program in the future. The SPR members who participated in the pilot, offering their time, experience and skills to ensure the program was ready for public release were:
Rob Ramsden Mike Bonner
Leigh Outschoon Jordan Brock
Julian Johnson John Kitching
Peter Lander Laurensia Rosana
Shane White Andrew Williams
Shaw Goh Carol Dowse
Glenn Mitchell Heiko Potzeldt
The club was extremely fortunate and grateful to have Emma Pooley, a world champion and an olympian, presented the above-mentioned program participants with their completion certificates and ride leader jerseys.
As Emma said, “…I may not have got to that point if I was not given any direction early in my cycling career. One of the great things about SPR is that you are doing such wonderful things to develop high standards across all the rides the club offers.”
And, since the program is finalised, the club is looking forward to taking the next group through the Program in early 2017. For more details see a separate blog post.
Improving Rider Awards 2016 presented by Training and Development Sub-committee
The Training and Development Sub-committee has introduced a new award for 2016, for riders that have demonstrated a consistent and focused approach on developing their individual and group riding skills throughout the year. Of note, the subcommittee’s primary focus is on those riders who typically ride in the Transition, Main 4/3 rides. It is believed that by recognising people from these sections of the club, it will help to encourage others to strive to be awesome; even more awesome than they already are because they have pulled on lycra and come riding with us.
The 2016 winners of the T&D Subcommittee Most Improved Riders were Faye Daglish-Jones and Debbie Bertolatti. Congratulations to both of you!
Dome Westralia Plaza Best Customer Award
Toby Brown of Dome Westralia Plaza also announced that two SPR regular customers are selected by Dome’s staff as the best customers 2016. They are JP Grygorcewicz and Greg Barmann. Congratulations guys!
Here are the pictures which summarise the SPR Christmas day: