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Riding off with the top awards; North's successful cyclists honoured at Association's big prize night CYCLING PICTURE SPECIAL.

THE Northumberland and Durham Cycling Association held their annual awards night at Barnesbury Cycling Club.

Riders who had enjoyed success in the saddle during 2013 were honoured by Association president Allen Armstrong.

Only competitors in N&DCA-affiliated clubs are eligible for the awards.

Among those honoured was Strategic Lions Cycling's Keith Murray, voted the best all-rounder after winning the N&DCA Individual Championship Trophy with 719 points.

He finished ahead of GS Metro's Ben Lane and Wansbeck CC's Lee McDermott.

Murray was also recognised for taking the Association's 199-Mile Championship and the Gateshead Cycling Club Memorial Trophy.

To round off an impressive year, Murray was also crowned champion in the Gilbert Todd Memorial Trophy, raced over 10 miles.

The best veteran all-rounder was North Walbottle's Ben Lane, who lifted the Jesmond Cycling Club's President's Cup. Derwentside's Stephen Grey was second in this category with Barnesbury's Brian Johnson third.

The best ladies' all-rounder was GS Metro's Dawn Sherrin, winner of the N&DCA Ladies Bar Shield.

The best junior all-rounder was Tyneside Vagabonds' Tim Wilcock, who claimed the Northern Unity Cycling Club Championship Trophy with 719 points.

Barnesbury triumphed in the association's Team Race League Shield, their squad of Johnson, Neil Payton and Clive Horton amassing 2,055 points.

Tyneside Vagabonds' David Robinson was honoured for winning the Jack Adams Memorial Trophy and GS Metro's Andy Fuller for the 25-mile Len Whellans Memorial Trophy.

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Award winner Ben Lane pictured in the saddle

Barnesbury Cycling Club trio (left to right) Neil Payton, Brian Johnson and Clive Horton receive the Northumberland and Durham Cycling Association Trophy from Association president Allen Armstrong after winning the Association's team competition

Ben Lane (on left) was named the Association's best all-rounder after triumphing in Jesmond Cycling Club's Presidents Cup

Barnesbury CC rider Neil Payton (on left) was among the many local cyclists honoured at the prize night

Best ladies' all-rounder Dawn Sherrin receives her trophy from Allen Armstrong
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Dec 23, 2013
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