2014 Awards, Christmas Barbecue and Club Criterium Championships!

Kangaroo Point Cycling Club held its annual Christmas Barbecue, Club Awards presentations and innaugural Club Criterium Championships at Nunday on Sunday December 14.


James Sheffield (L) receives the Len Hunt Memorial Shield from Club President (and former recipient) Cameron Hemming.

James Sheffield (L) receives the Len Hunt Memorial Shield from Club President (and former recipient) Cameron Hemming.

2014 Len Hunt Memorial Shield

The Club was pleased to award the 2014 Len Hunt Memorial Shield to James Sheffield for substantial improvement on the bike and a strong contribution to the Club off the bike.

James broke his back twice during 2013, and was a regular spectator at many of the Club's activities whilst wearing his back brace and waiting to heal. As soon as he was on the bike, James was back in to training and within a few months was starting to show some promise with good results at Murrarie.

Following a long and tough period of training as part of the Club's upperlimb.com Cunningham Classic Men's Performance Racing Program James raced the upperlimb.com Cunningham Classic placing a respectable 9th in his division. He then went on to feature at the front of most open racing throughout the rest of the year, earning a podium at the Club's Brisbane Kermesse powered by Tineli.

To top off a fantastic year of improvement James headed south to compete in the Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic; one of the toughest one day races in Australia and finished just behind the main field after a great race.

We are extremely proud to call James a Member of the Club!


2014 Club Volunteer of the Year

Jacinta Briant (L) receives the 2014 Club Volunteer of the Year award from Club President Cameron Hemming (R)

Jacinta Briant (L) receives the 2014 Club Volunteer of the Year award from Club President Cameron Hemming (R)

Kangaroo Point Cycling Club was pleased to introduce a new award to recognise the contribution of ordinary Club Members who go above and beyond in their contribution to the Club.

The Club's iinaugural winner of the Club Volunteer of the Year was Jacinta Briant; a former Club Captain who has made an immeasurable contribution to the Club over a number of years.

As Captain Jacinta personally led nearly every Club Social Ride for 2 years and was a founding contributor to our Social program. Following retirement from the Captaincy in 2014 Jacinta has remained a regular on the Club's calendar of weekly rides and continued to lead rides, develop our Women's program, been a friendly face for new members on their first rides and most importantly Jacinta has taken on the challenge of running our canteen and putting on the best trackside barbecue's possible!

We couldn't imagine a more worthy recipient of this award and we're proud to call Jacinta a Member of the Club!


Club Criterium Championships

Kangaroo Point Cycling Club was pleased to introduce the Club's Criterium Championships for the first time in 2014!

MySweetopia dropped by the racing to present the Club with a Gingerbread house!

MySweetopia dropped by the racing to present the Club with a Gingerbread house!

Our Club Criterium Championships also featured Silver Licence 'racing' so that everyone could learn some new skills and have a go on the track!

Our Club Criterium Championships also featured Silver Licence 'racing' so that everyone could learn some new skills and have a go on the track!

Betty Bathersby, our Club's irreplaceable secretary and master of all things racing was busy all morning briefing riders before their races!

Betty Bathersby, our Club's irreplaceable secretary and master of all things racing was busy all morning briefing riders before their races!

Brian O'Connell winning our Masters 5+ category!

Brian O'Connell winning our Masters 5+ category!

Mark Gaggin winning our Masters 1-4 category!

Mark Gaggin winning our Masters 1-4 category!

Katrina Robertson taking the win in Women's Masters just ahead of Hannah Johnson taking the win in Women's Elite!

Katrina Robertson taking the win in Women's Masters just ahead of Hannah Johnson taking the win in Women's Elite!

60 riders took to the start line at Nundah to contest our Elite & Masters events with just 30 minutes plus 2 laps of opportunity to take home the trophy!

Congratulations to our inaugural 2014 Club Criterium Champions:

Elite Men - Matt Bilko Pictured: Matt with President Cameron Hemming

Elite Men - Matt Bilko

Pictured: Matt with President Cameron Hemming

Elite Women - Hannah Johnson Pictured: Hannah with President Cameron Hemming

Elite Women - Hannah Johnson

Pictured: Hannah with President Cameron Hemming

Masters Men 1-4 - Marg Gaggin Pictured: Mark with President Cameron Hemming

Masters Men 1-4 - Marg Gaggin

Pictured: Mark with President Cameron Hemming

Masters Women - Dr Katrina Robertson Pictured: Katrina with President Cameron Hemming

Masters Women - Dr Katrina Robertson

Pictured: Katrina with President Cameron Hemming

Masters Men 5+ - Dr Brian O'Connell Pictured: Brian with President Cameron Hemming

Masters Men 5+ - Dr Brian O'Connell

Pictured: Brian with President Cameron Hemming