The Rossendale Road Club held their annual dinner and trophy presentation evening at the Sykeside Hotel on Friday, and it was Mark Berry who took the major time trial awards in his first full season of racing with the club. It was not the first time that M.Berry appeared on the trophy winners list though, since Mark was following in his father’s footsteps when his name was noted as a winner during his spell as British Cycle Speedway champion in the early 1970’s.
In addition to the Hill Climb cup, Whalley – Settle cup and Bolton by Bowland cup, Mark’s biggest achievement in 2019 was taking the Harry Law trophy for the evening 10m TT series with a maximum 80 points from his eight winning rides, from 2nd placed Paul Warrener on 73 and 3rd placed Tony Bowler on 70.
Roy Flanagan took the 25m TT cup, the E.Sutton Trophy for the Lakes and Lancs Spoco series and Best All Rounder award with Paul Warrener taking the Labour Party cup for the best 10m TT.
A great night was had by all with a lovely meal, good coversation and a fiendishly difficult test of unscrambling anagrams of pro-cyclist’s names, set by Derek Schofield.