Dromara CC members rewarded for their efforts

DROMARA Cycling Club held their annual Christmas dinner and awards night last Friday night in the Pheasant restaurant outside Anahilt.

Sixty-five club members gather in the upstairs section to celebrate a successful 2012 season in which the club celebrated numerous amounts of success across all disciplines of cycling, and many awards were received by various members.

The food prepared by the Pheasant kitchen staff was thoroughly enjoyed by all, the restaurant certainly lived up to its reputation of producing fine cuisine

As well as the ‘serious’ awards there was some humorous awards with certificates presented designed by our talented in-house artist Neill Currie, and a raffle was held after with prizes provided by club members, with prizes ranging from books, repair tools and clothing.

Some awards received from for the winner of the club league, Mountain biker of the year, clubman of the year and leisure rider of the year.

Many thanks to the Pheasant for being a great host for this year’s dinner, and many thanks to Martin Grimley for being the chief organiser of the evening and for having it run so smoothly.

Dromara CC are also holding their annual Stew Run on December 23, meeting at 9:45am for a 10am start outside Square One in Dromara.

Riders will be split into groups depending on the numbers and will tackle a route approximately 40-50 miles long, with paces to suit all abilities on the day. After the ride all riders will then gather in Square One for a bowl of warm stew for their efforts. You can get in the festive spirit by dressing up yourself and/or the bike, the choice is yours!

For more information see the message board on www.dromaracc.co.uk.