SFACC 97th Birthday Lunch
Saturday 23rd March 2019
By: Jenny Burton, Chair
Having had time to reflect on our day all together as a club, The consensus is it was a lively day full of friendship and conversation.
I arrived early to set up tea and biscuits for the riders returning from Geoff Wiles’s president run. It was great to welcome about 60 members, and although they couldn’t all stay for the lunch it was a good opportunity for a chat and a drink together. Thanks to Carol for helping me with the refreshments.
Helen and Ray Whibley, Geoff Hodgson, Lise, John Longbottom and Martin Foord were at the hall even earlier than me to arrange the lunch and prize presentation. Lots of hard work goes on behind the scenes to make the lunch an enjoyable one every year. The food was tasty and plentiful, all served up with lashings of tea. The caterers did us a delicious spread.
When I looked around the hall I noticed a whole cross section of the club members, all coming together to celebrate another year of the club’s existence and another year of superb racing achievements by our guys and girls in the Abellio racing team. We applauded the efforts of the racers, who achieved some incredible results in 2018. All genres of cycling are covered by our dedicated team of racing men and women, nationally and internationally. This places the San Fairy Ann profile up alongside some of the most successful racing teams. We’re so proud of our racing team who represent us.
Helen worked her magic with raffle prizes from Easter eggs to vouchers generously donated by local cycling shops, to a superb new turbo trainer. The birthday cake was cut and enjoyed by all. Decorated with edible photos of some of our club-runs on the sides and a trophy placed on the top it was a fitting tribute to our 97 year history of club-runs and racing.
Thanks go to those who volunteered to wash up at the end, along with the team effort of clearing the tables away. Amazing that a job can be done quickly when people offer to help.
A very big thank you for everyone who attended, and to Helen who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make the day a huge success.