Lewis Hartley attended the NWCCA Prize Presentation Evening for the 2014/2015 Cyclo Cross Season on Friday (23rd January) as an age category league winner.
Over 160 riders, partners, parents, pit crews and friends of CX racing packed out the Horwich RMI function room to celebrate the end of a fantastic season.
Professional cyclist “Johnny McEvoy”, attended and handed out the medals and trophies assisted by the Mad Hatter (aka John Gillmore).
Lewis won the youth league (overall) which encompasses riders aged 13, 14, 15 and 16. The league was contested over 13 events with 9 counting events.
Lewis scored on average 200 points per round (maximum) and only dropped 1 point over the series, indicating he won 8 out of 9 counting events. This is a tremendous performance, showing great strength, skill and consistency, particularly as Lewis still has another year to go in this category!
Next year (2015/16 season), Lewis will focus more on National level racing where he hopes to perform to a high standard in the National Trophy Series and the National Championships at Shrewsbury.
An outstanding achievement award was also given to Brian Rigby (who rides for the senior Champion System VCUK Racing Team). Brian has helped at nearly every event this year doing various tasks such as: putting out the Lazer direction signs, setting up courses, signing on laptops, judging, marshalling, taking down courses, processing race results and much more. He even managed to race at most events after assisting with all these tasks!
At the end of the evening, Ray Pugh announced he was stepping down from his position as NWCCA Chairman. Ray has been involved with running Cyclo-Cross races within the North West for over 22 years. Everyone at NWCCA and VCUK would like to thank Ray for his hard work and commitment during this time.
Finally, Lewis would like to thank his sponsors for their support to his CX racing, especially: Champion System UK, Inspire RM Schemes, Secret Training CC, Creative Nature, GoCoCo Coconut Water, Hewitt Cycles, Higher Nature.