Whose up for a bit of mileage?
As the Norfolk Motor Group Sportive Trophy competition enters its third year the first two months have seen the usual bumper crop of miles from two-times champion Jonathan Greenway.
I find myself in third spot after what can be described only as a brave ride with a thigh strain and a broken chain to contend with.
So where do you stand in the Sportive Trophy table?
It’s a league table of miles ridden in organised, measured rides such as sportives, reliabilities and audaxes which must be completed wearing club kit (in order to get the sponsor name out there).
There’s no deadline (yet) on entering mileage for previous months which are emailed to email@example.com
So if you have braved the wind and the cold over the past couple of months let us know and get some more names on the board.
So the slate is clean for 2015.
To start at the very beginning: The NMG Sportive Trophy is awarded to the rider who completes the most miles in organised rides over a year. By ‘organised’ we mean events over a measured course, paid for entry, non-competitive, and completed wearing our wonderful VC Norwich club kit.
It takes in sportives, obviously, along with audax and reliability events. Anything where, if we feel the need to do so, we can check with organisers that the event was ridden as claimed.
So why not join in for 2015? Right now you are equal first with Jonathan Greenway. Claims should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by email only. And only this address please, submissions to info@ or to any committee member’s personal email won’t count. The claim needs to say the event and miles completed.
As a technical point, Garmin measurements can differ from claim to claim so the Sportive Trophy Committee meets and awards the same mileage to every rider who completes a given event, taking an average (mode average, not mean average that would be silly) of the submitted claims.
So put your name down and get riding!
With the annual dinner and awards night just weeks away it’s time to:
o Claim your prizes
o Return your trophies
o And make some nominations
Linked to this post you will find TT tables for club standards. If you qualify for a prize please email details (distance, event, time, and date) to Steward Lyons email@example.com And please ensure your membership is up-to-date, in other words, renewed for 2015.
If you have a trophy to return please contact Stewart to ensure it can be cleaned and engraved ready. Stewart Lyons: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: Home 01603 426602 – Mobile: 07734 033612.
And we’re looking for nominations for two awards: Most Improved Rider and Club Member of The Year. Any thoughts on these please email to email@example.com
And this all needs to be done by: FRIDAY JANUARY 23rd. So get moving and get those claims, trophies and nominations sorted. Now.
It’s getting cold and wet out there so no surprise to receive only two claims for sportive / audax / reliability claims in for November. Michael Meadows appears to have secured his podium place with only one month to go. And reigning champion Jonathan Greenway has cemented the 2014 title with a month to go by already overhauling his 2013 total by 361 miles.
Any outstanding November claims by email please to firstname.lastname@example.org to which address December claims should also be submitted.
Now I know a lot of people might think the fat lady is approaching the microphone, and it’s all over bar the shouting … but to have only one claim for mileage since the first weekend of the month is a bit thin. It sees David leap one place up the chart. Yes we know that mileage monster Jonathan Greenway is well on the way to winning (and bringing the club more kudos, more to come on that in the October newsletter) but come on, let’s keep the podium fight going. Claims for mileage to email@example.com for participation in organised, measured events, but you must have worn club kit to do so (and the team has been examining the pictures from the CSUK Pinewood event). You know who you are …