2018 Season – Trophy Presentations

EUREKA Cycling
2018 Season
Trophy Presentations

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One For The Ages

“I’m claiming this as one for the battlers”
- Robert Morley

A CLUB STALWART HONOURED – LIFE MEMBERSHIP

A BATTLER HUMBLED – AGGREGATE WIN

AN EFFORT RECOGNISED – STEELSMITH AWARD

EUREKA Cycling held the trophy presentations for season 2018 at the club rooms on Lake Learmonth on Saturday 1st December, after the inaugural staging of the Club Time Trial Championship.

LIFE MEMBERSHIP AWARDED

2018 signified the tenth anniversary of the Eureka Veterans Cycling Club.  In recognition of the club’s achievement, it was decided that another club member would be honoured with Life Membership.
The prime candidate for such an honour was a man who is well known throughout the Victorian veteran cycling community.
A man who served his country in battle during the Vietnam war.
A man who travelled to Belgium to give professional cycling a go.
A husband and a father.
A selfless man…

…Terry Collie

Club founder and Godfather – Ken Heres – was on hand to make the special presentation of Life Membership to club stalwart Terry.

Ken spoke of Terry’s endless efforts for our club and how he was aways the first to give up his race and perform official duties so that others may race.  The presentation was extremely popular amongst the members and we suspect the wider veteran community.  As always, Terry deflected the limelight away from himself during his acceptance speech as he delved on the essence of what it is, that makes Eureka such a special club.

Ken Heres presents the Life Membership medal to Terry Collie, 2017/18 President – John Faulkner – looks on

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AGGREGATE WINNER ANNOUNCED

EUREKA Cycling currently enjoys its highest membership and 2018 realised larger race participation throughout the entire season.  Increased rider numbers makes it that much harder to win a race, let alone be consistent against so many other competitors.
The Club Aggregate is awarded to the rider who accumulates the most points throughout the season.  Points are awarded for club racing, performing marshal duties, representing the club at Open events and extra points are earned for top five placings at club events.
Winners of the Club Aggregate have typically raced a lot and finished high in the placings more often than not.

In 2018, the rider who achieved the most consistent season and won the Club Aggregate is…

…Bob Morley

A previous winner of the Club Aggregate, Bob was able to place himself at the business end of many races during 2018.  Bob, like many riders, has found new strengths by embracing the virtual world of cycling on electronic platforms such as Zwift.
During his acceptance speech – which lasted longer than his Time Trial ride earlier that day – Morley covered many cycling topics and left no stone unturned as he explained what it is, that makes Eureka such a special club.

Two time winner of the EUREKA Club Aggregate – Bob Morley

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2018 Eureka Aggregate
1st – Bob Morley, 58 pts
2nd – Pete Livitsanis, 56 pts
3rd – Tim Canny, 51 pts
4th – Jeremy Humber, 50 pts
eq 5th – Craig Lee, 49 pts
eq 5th – Roger McMillan, 49 pts
7th – Danny Whelan, 47 pts
eq 8th – Jason Hendry, 37 pts
eq 8th – Jakkii Dawson, 37 pts
10th – James Knipe, 36 pts


STEELSMITH TROPHY AWARD

One of the original members of Eureka Veterans Cycling Club – Adam Smith – has presented an award each year to acknowledge the efforts of a club member.  The Committee discusses the merits of club members based on various criteria, before Adam selects the recipient of the Steelsmith trophy from those nominated.

This year the Steelsmith Trophy was awarded to a man who has fought back time and time again from adversity.
A man who gets back on his bike after battling injury or illness and lives his life.
A man who cannot get enough of bike racing, be it road or track…

…James Knipe

Unfortunately James was not present to accept the trophy in person.

James wished to say thank you to Adam for the recognition.  James said ‘I am really appreciative of the club and the way we bond together and get things done. Thank you to the Committee members who do things week in and week out. It has been a tough year, however I have enjoyed the cycling, even though I got lost that time and ended up in Lexton.’

It is suffice to say that a good presentation ceremony captures all the elements of life…
The award for Terry had us in tears,
The speech from Bob had us in stitches,
The nod to James gave us a warm glow.

Congratulations to all the recipients of medals and trophies on the day.  The 2018 season is over and we take a break until we kickstart the 2019 season in late January with a new race circuit and race type.
You ain’t seen nothing yet!

2018 Eureka Aggregate
1st – Bob Morley, 58 pts
2nd – Pete Livitsanis, 56 pts
3rd – Tim Canny, 51 pts
4th – Jeremy Humber, 50 pts
eq 5th – Craig Lee, 49 pts
eq 5th – Roger McMillan, 49 pts
7th – Danny Whelan, 47 pts
eq 8th – Jason Hendry, 37 pts
eq 8th – Jakkii Dawson, 37 pts
10th – James Knipe, 36 pts
2018 Eureka Club Champion (Road Race) – Craig Lee

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