Hill Climb TROPHY - Junior
The fastest time for boy junior/juvenile rider in the Club Hill Climb to be held in October
This trophy is dedicated to Matthew Hill who died at the age of 44 from leukaemia. Matt is the late husband of Helen Hill, TRC Level 3 Coach and Social Secretary since 2016.
Whilst he wasn’t a member of Thanet Road Club himself, after he died his youngest son Jack was keen to get involved in road cycling and it was this that led the family to become members. Matt was always a keen cyclist and shortly before his death bought himself a road bike, prior to this he had always been a mountain biker.
He loved cycling and he loved his home village of St Margaret’s Bay and it was for this reason that Helen thought it would be appropriate to name the club Junior Hill Climb trophy after him. The family continues to cycle in his memory, raising over £20,000 for the Bloodwise charity (previously leukaemia and lymphoma research). Both Jack and Luke race at club and regional level with TRC’s Youth Development Squad.
INSCRIPTION ON THE CUP:
2015 Dan Martin
2016 Not Awarded
2017 George Pittock