Club Champion

The prestigious club champion trophy is given to the member who shows the best average speed in time-trials run on the road, under CTT Regulations, of 50 miles, 100 miles and 12 hours. The winner holds the Harry Wilson Trophy annually and is presented with a souvenir award. Winning the club champion trophy is quite an achievement so this page is dedicated to our champions since 1933 to the present day.

Harry Wilson was our first Club President and held that post from 1931 to 1947. Harry was a keen cyclist and a successful businessman, he gave the club a great deal of kindly advice in its early years and Committee Meetings used to take place in his factory on London Road. He was always ready to help the club financially and on one occasion we were very thankful to take advantage of his generosity when the Club Treasurer absconded with all the club funds. Thank you Harry!

Completing a 50 mile, 100 mile and a 12 hour time trial is pretty tough so may explain why the club champion trophy has only been awarded 37 times in over 80 years! Of those 37 awards just 19 club members have won, with David Slater winning 6 times between 1979 to 1991. Our full list of club champions is below, click on each name to see more information.

  • 1979 D A Slater 20.383 mph
  • 1980 D A Slater 21.769 mph
  • 1981 D A Slater 23.017 mph
  • 1982 D A Slater 22.663 mph
  • 1990 D A Slater 20.71 mph
  • 1991 D A Slater 21.53 mph
  • 1936 H E Lloyd 19.54 mph
  • 1937 H E Lloyd 20.11 mph
  • 1947 H E Lloyd 19.08 mph
  • 1953 H E Lloyd 20.78 mph
  • 1954 H E Lloyd 21.10 mph
  • 1948 L Tulip 19.94 mph
  • 1949 L Tulip 20.71 mph
  • 1950 L Tulip 20.87 mph
  • 1951 L Tulip 20.67 mph
  • 2002 H Newhall 19.24 mph
  • 2004 H Newhall 19.50 mph
  • 2005 H Newhall 20.00 mph
  • 2006 H Newhall 19.60 mph
  • 1933 P A Jones 20.165 mph
  • 1934 P A Jones 18.58 mph
  • 1935 P A Jones 19.11 mph
  • 1963 D R W Shutt 18.93 mph
  • 1964 D R W Shutt 19.55 mph
  • 1996 R Meadows 20.47 mph
  • 2003 R Meadows 20.70 mph
  • 1938 A Grant 19.80 mph
  • 1939 T Frith 19.73 mph
  • 1940 F S Heeley 18.55 mph
  • 1952 S Foster 20.94 mph
  • 1955 H E Jackson 19.21 mph
  • 1965 R Langman 21.276 mph
  • 1968 R E Y Slater 18.74 mph
  • 1994 R Forbes 19.174 mph
  • 1997 P Pearce 24.01 mph
  • 2007 S Newbery 22.10 mph
  • 2017 C Yianni 18.96mph


Club Championship by Year

Year Name Average Speed
1933 P A Jones 20.165 mph
1934 P A Jones 18.58 mph
1935 P A Jones 19.11 mph
1936 H E Lloyd 19.54 mph
1937 H E Lloyd 20.11 mph
1938 A Grant 19.80 mph
1939 T Frith 19.73 mph
1940 F S Heeley 18.55 mph
1941 - 1946 No competition -
1947 H E Lloyd 19.08 mph
1948 L Tulip 19.94 mph
1949 L Tulip 20.71 mph
1950 L Tulip 20.87 mph
1951 L Tulip 20.67 mph
1952 S Foster 20.94 mph
1953 H E Lloyd 20.78 mph
1954 H E Lloyd 21.10 mph
1955 H E Jackson 19.21 mph
1956 - 1962 No winner -
1963 D R W Shutt 18.93 mph
1964 D R W Shutt 19.55 mph
1965 R Langman 21.276 mph
1966 - 1967 No winner -
1968 R E Y Slater 18.74 mph
1969 - 1978 No winner -
1979 D A Slater 20.383 mph
1980 D A Slater 21.769 mph
1981 D A Slater 23.017 mph
1982 D A Slater 22.663 mph
1983 - 1989 No winner -
1990 D A Slater 20.71 mph
1991 D A Slater 21.53 mph
1992 A J Baxter -
1993 No winner -
1994 R Forbes 19.174 mph
1995 No winner -
1996 R J Meadows 20.47
1997 P Pearce 24.01
1998 - 2001 No winner -
2002 H Newhall 19.24 mph
2003 R Meadows 20.70 mph
2004 H Newhall 19.50 mph
2005 H Newhall 20.00 mph
2006 H Newhall 19.60 mph
2007 S Newbery 22.10 mph
2008 - 2016 No winner -
2017 C Yianni 18.96 mph