As part of our numerous annual awards that are handed out during the Slipstreamers awards presentations and Xmas party in December, the Club also recognises individual attendance throughout the year (based on sign-on records), Mudslingers who have demonstrated great skill across various terrain (as voted by the MTB Coaches), and riders who have represented the Club at road/ track races and accumulated the most BC points.
Scroll down to view award recipients in each category and click on the toggle to read a few words from our winners…
2015 Attendance Awards
Millie Coleman, U10
How did it feel winning your award Millie? Surprised as I did not realise I had won it. Then happy.
What has encouraged you to attend so frequently, especially during the Winter!? It’s fun, I like racing and my friends are there.
What has been your favourite cycling experience this year? That’s easy… Assen!!!!!!
- 2nd Place: Jessica Henning, U14
- 3rd Place: Tom Stringer, U12 and Zoe Brookes, U14
Abby Old, U12
How did it feel winning your award Abby? Awesome!
What is it about Slipstreamers that has encouraged you to attend so frequently? Slipstreamers is an amazing place. The coaches are amazing and I have friends that are as passionate about cycling as me.
What stands out for you more than anything else? Slipstreamers has helped me with my cycling in so many ways. I have been coming to Slipstreamers for 7 years now and there is no place I would rather be!
- 2nd Place: Lia Leonard, U12
- 3rd Place: Elizabeth Marvelly, U14
Mudslingers MTB All-Terrain Award
Yasmin Basit, U14
How did it feel winning your award Yasmin? Surprised and very pleased to win this mountain bike award.
What has been your favourite moment/ highlight this year as a Mudslinger? Going to Afan Forest and cycling Y-Wall in Wales.
What do you love the most about mountain biking? Discovering new trails and cycling through woodland. I love getting very muddy!
How would you encourage fellow Slipstreamers to try mountain biking out? Do mountain biking sessions – it’s for everyone and you’ll love it!
Raphael Garcia, U10
How did it feel winning your award Raphael? I was so joyous when my name was called up for the award. My face virtually lit up!
What has been your favourite moment/ highlight this year as a Mudslinger? My favourite moment was when I won my first Saturday medal at the Club, and when I competed at Hammond’s Farm in Checkendon where I finished in 4th position.
What do you love the most about mountain biking? Mountain biking is biking with many added bonuses like jumping! You do more with mountain biking.
How would you encourage fellow Slipstreamers to try mountain biking out? I would show them all my best tricks on my bike and they would see how easy and fun it is to do mountain bike!
BC Points Award – Road & Track
Jed Smithson, U10
Well done Jed on scoring the most BC points for races in road and track disciplines.
Well done everyone, and thank you for sending in your words for all to enjoy! If you didn’t win an award this year for any of the above categories, don’t give up – keep coming to Club sessions, work on those MTB skills and join the Mudslingers when you are able, and keep racing as much as you can!
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