The above photo was taken at the Club Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation on 18th
February 2006. It features nine different winners of the Club BAR competition. Between them the nine riders have won the BAR 17 times. Left to right they are: Mick Hills (68); Horry Hemsley (90 & 01); Paul Gibbons (89); Peter Burbury (61; 72 & 73); John Mankelow (02; 03; 04; 05 & 07); Peter Sharp (55); Mick Burgess (79); Mick Kilby (70) & Chris Martin (96 & 99). Photo: Lawrence Watts.
The above photo was taken at our 60th Birthday party on Sunday 21st November 2010 - We had 18 Club BAR winners in attendance. Peter Baker (94; 95 & 00) & Clive Attwood (80) pictured on the whiteboard were elsewhere when Lawrence Watts took this shot. The 18 BAR winners have won the Kent Cup on 38 occasions. The chaps are joined on stage by two of our Ladies BAR winners, Debbie Evers (06; 07 & 08) & Helen Millier (09). The blokes are left to right: Chris Martin (96 & 99); Mick Hills (68); Andrew Attwood (83); Peter Burbery (61; 72 & 73); Maurice Colburn (63; 65 & 67); Peter Sharp (55); Mike Levett (06; 08 & 09); Derek Agg (56; 58; 59; 60; 64 & 66); Ian Burgess (81 & 82); John Mankelow (02; 03; 04; 05 & 07); Peter Price (93); Paul Gibbons (89); Horry Hemsley (90 & 01); Dave Pollard (98); Tony Deacon (84) & Mick Kilby (70).
|Short-Distance Best All Rounder Competition for The Dan Leaney Trophy|
After an idea raised by Peter Roberts at the 2007 AGM, a new Short-Distance Best All Rounder Competition over 10, 25 & 50 miles was trialled for that year. It was won by Dave Pollard at an average speed of 27.130 mph. The competition was made official for the 1998 season and was won by Shane Faulkner at an average speed of 26.702 mph (21:23 for 10 miles; 56:16 for 25 miles & 1:58:10 for 50 miles). All events must be on Sussex courses. There was no trophy for the 1998 event.
When Shane won again in 1999 at an average speed of 26.617 mph, he became the first holder of the Dan Leaney Trophy. This new trophy was presented to the club by Brian Leaney, whose father, Alfred (nicknamed 'Dan'), was one of the founder members of Brighton Excelsior CC in the early 1930's. Brian (also nicknamed 'Dan', like his father), was the Excel's BAR in 1949-50 and held several Sussex records on road and track.
Brian says he gave the trophy to not only remember his father but to pay back into Sussex cycling some of what he gained through a very friendly and successful membership of the Brighton Excelsior CC. Brian is no longer a member of the Wanderers, but the Leaney name is kept alive by his two brothers, Laurey & Ashley who are both active supporters of the club.
Peter Baker won the trophy in 2000; 2001; 2002 and in 2003 at an average speed of 25.43 mph. Mark Winton interrupted Peter's 21st Century domination by winning the trophy in 2004.
Jim Cheek won in 2005 with a then new Club Record time of 27.387 mph (21:23 for 10 miles; 53:34 for 25 miles & 1:54:56 for 50 miles). Mark Winton won the competition for a second time in 2006, with an average speed of 27.112 mph and completed his hat-trick of wins in 2007 averaging 27.294 mph. Mark continued his short distance dominance with victory in 2008 at 27.250 mph and in 2009 at 26.496 mph.
Nick Dwyer stepped up in 2010, winning in a new Club Record time of 28.248 mph. Nick won again in 2011, improving on his 2010 time with a new Club Record performance of 28.852 mph (19:37 for 10 miles; 52:50 for 25 miles & 1:49:51 for 50 miles). Nick failed to complete a 50 in 2012 and Peter Morris took the trophy at an average speed of 27.449 mph. He beat Rob Pelham by 0.015 mph and was the first Wanderer to win both the Senior & Short Distance BAR in the same season since Peter Baker achieved it back in 2000. Nick won the trophy again in 2013 with an average speed of 28.247 mph. Tom Glandfield became the third Wanderer to comple the double (Senior & Short-Distance BAR) in 2014 at an average speed of 28.594 mph. Nick won for a fourth time in 2015 at an average speed of 28.552mph and he won again in 2016 at a new club record speed of 28.944 mph.
|Ladies Best All Rounder Competition for The Secretary's Cup|
The Club introduced the Womanís best all rounder competition in 1991. Club Secretary, Laurie Leaney donated the Secretaryís Cup to be presented to the winner. The qualifying criteria for the new comp was average speed over two rides at 10 miles and two rides at 25 miles, all rides must be on Sussex courses.
The first winner was Heather Stevens at 21.312mph; the runner-up was Sandra Weller who averaged 20.015mph. Heather won again in 1992 at an average speed of 21.898 and got married to fellow Wanderer, Robert Wimble in Jan 93. Under her new surname, she dominated the competition for the next three years. 93 (21.899); 94 (22.861) & 95 (22.673).
After 1995 we didnít have any qualifiers for the competition until 2001. For the 2002 season the qualifying criteria was changed by the Committee to a 10, 25 & 50 mile ride (all on Sussex courses).
Janet Homewood was the last winner under the old criteria at an average speed of 21.512 and the first winner under the new rules in 2002 (21.413). Liz Lumber won in 2003 (22.059). We then had a gap until 2006, when Debbie Evers took the trophy at an average speed of 20.498mph. Debbie repeated her victories in 07 at 20.926 and 08 at 20.720. Helen Millier stepped up in 09 at 21.432.
In 2010 we had, to date, the most competitive battle for the Ladies BAR - with four riders qualifying and the top three separated by the closest margin. Naomi set a new Club Record of 22.176mph and to show how close it was, Natasha Fuller was second in 22.108 and Helen Millier was third in 22.096. All three girls bettered Helen's previous record set in 09.
Natasha took the trophy in 2011 and in the process set a new Club Record of 22.510mph. Natasha retained the trophy in 2012 with another new Club Record of 23.561mph. In 2013, with Natasha out of commission due to a brand new baby, we didnít have any qualifiers. In 2014, Tamar Vanderhaas smashed the Club Record with her average speed of 24.629mph and won again in 2015 at an average speed of 23.904mph. She completed a hat trick of wins in 2016 with an average speed of 23.89 mph.
|Veteran Best All Rounder Competition for The Veterans' BAR Tankard|
The Veterans' BAR Tankard was first awarded in 1986 and is won by the rider gaining the best mph 'plus' on VTTA age standards over 25, 50 and 100 miles. Nick Dwyer's +5.954mph set a new Club Record
in 2010, beating the previous record of +4.824mph set by Ron Rogers in 2003. Nick set another new Club Record
in 2011 with a +6.510mph. For 2012 we had new Standard tables from the VTTA and Alan Lloyd won with a +2.736mph. We returned to the old Standard tables for 2013 and with Nick Dwyer failing to finish his 100 mile ride, Alan did just enough to retain the trophy with his +4.316, which was 0.016 ahead of Tom Glandfield. Tom took the trophy in 2014 with a +5.908mph. Peter Baker won in 2015 with a +5.591mph. Nick Dwyer won with a new club record of +7.237 mph in 2016.
|Junior Best All Rounder Competition for The Junior BAR Cup|
The Junior BAR Cup was first awarded in 1977 and is won the best performances by a Junior rider on two rides at 10 miles and two rides at 25 miles, all rides must be on Sussex courses.
Alan Curtis set the current Club Record of 26.377 mph in 1996, with 21:10 & 22:07 Tens and 58:48 & 59:38 25s. We didn't have any qualifyers between 2000 & 2007.
Tom Baker won in 2008 with 20.316 mph, 2009 with 21.813 mph and again in 2010 with 25.016 mph. With Tom leaving the Junior ranks, Callum Middleton stepped up to the plate for 2011 and took victory at an average speed of 25.006 mph and Dan Gardner won in 2012 recording 25.564 mph. We didnít have any qualifiers in 2013, 14, 15 & 16.