The 2015 USN Welsh Cycling Awards were held in Cardiff on Saturday 7th November 2015.
Anne Adams-King, Chief Executive Officer at Welsh Cycling said: “The cycling community in Wales is kept alive by volunteers who dedicate their time and efforts to creating opportunities for more people to enjoy cycling. We are privileged in Wales to have such a vibrant group of people supporting cycling, and to have a number of cyclists achieving at an international level who can inspire more people to get involved. To see everyone come together and celebrate successes is fantastic, and with Rio 2016 approaching fast I look forward to working with more clubs, coaches and volunteers over the next 12 months to get more people cycling.”
Abergavenny Road Club and its members were finalists in 5 categories and celebrated another successful year of cycling.
Abergavenny Road Club won Club of the Year, sponsored by Kilsby and Williams, for the third year in a row with The Bike Doctor, Newport Cycle Speedway Club and West Wales Cycle Racing Team runners up in the category.
Race Organiser of the Year was awarded to Abergavenny Road Club for the British Cycling National Cyclo Cross Championships held earlier this year. Maindy Flyers Youth Cycling Club were recognised for the British National Youth Circuit Series Round five held over the weekend of the 2014 Velothon Wales in Cardiff, as well Richard Hopkins and his team for the NFTO Junior Tour of Wales.
The Colin Thornton Memorial Award for Welsh Junior Performance, awarded in memory of the Commonwealth cyclist, was given to Ffion James, Abergavenny Road Club who has been successful in mountain bike cross country and cyclo cross over the last year winning national titles and finishing 13th in the UCI World Mountain Bike XC Championships with Great Britain.
Go Ride Club of the Year recognised the work of the 38 Go Ride accredited clubs in Wales, with Towy Riders claiming the top prize on the night. VC Melyd, Gower Riders and Abergavenny Road Club were runners up in the category.
Coach of the Year was awarded to Garrie Tillett of Newport, who coaches young riders at Wales National Velodrome each week. Anthony Jones, Towy Riders andPaul Crapper, Abergavenny Road Club were runners up.
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