OUCC Annual Awards 2016
2016 has been an excellent year for the club. Membership has grown to its largest in recent memory and the club’s racing success has continued to flourish, seeing us win three of our four Varsities against Cambridge
As the calendar year comes to a close it is a perfect opportunity to reflect on what we have achieved this year. Congratulations firstly to those who were nominated for the awards below, but also to everyone who has contributed to making OUCC a great place to ride bikes in 2016.
Rider of the Year – Isaac Mundy
Isaac won this ballot somewhat emphatically, demonstrating the high regard with in which his achievements are held by the club. Isaacâ€™s year began by being part of our victorious Menâ€™s MTB Varsity team (in spite of a broken saddle) before going on to also win a half-blue at the 25 TT. On the road his success saw him move from 4th to 2nd cat within a season before enjoying a dominant hill climb season that culminated in him placing 2nd at the National Hill Climb Championships.
Teammate of the Year -Â Alasdair Morrison
Alasdair has continued to be a valued member of the club, as indeed he has been for some time. It is rare to find an event at which he has not volunteered to help. The week in Scotland and reliability trial that he organised were enjoyed by all and the value of his database of local routes is difficult to overstate.
Most Improved Rider – Matt Kerin
This year’s Road Captain, Matt, has always been a strong rider, helped by his accomplished background in endurance sport. 2016 saw him ride his first bike race, take his first win and place highly in both the club hill climb and at Cuppers. Predictions are that his continued focus will see him go very fast indeed in 2017.
Most Committed Rider – Bryn Davies
Bryn has been a keen and committed rider since his early teens. This year he turned his focus to time trialling for the first time and has been enjoying the replenished enthusiasm that these new goals have given him. His successes this year included victory in the prestigious Cuppers competition.
Style Icon of the Year – David Glick
Cycling is at least 50% style. Fact. There were a number of strong entries for this award but David’s thorough kit game and commitment to suffering in training saw him take a narrow yet deserved victory.