Pat Baxter Cup
INSCRIPTION ON THE CUP:
Pat Baxter Memorial Trophy
Thanet Road Club
"Most Improved Young Rider"
Awarded to the young rider who, in the opinion of the Committee, has shown the most improvement in their performance during the season
One of the club’s most stalwart and highly respected members, Mrs Patricia Baxter (Pat) was born on 13/10/1943 in Manchester. Pat and her husband Pete lived in Cliftonville and were club members for many years, racing and time-trialling and always heavily involved in race events. Many club members will remember the BBQs at the Baxters’ St Margaret’s house following the Hill Climb, and the roller racing sessions held there. She was also an active member of the Harmony Ladies Choir.
Pat was renowned as the first female photographer at Butlins taking photos for jigsaws and postcards. She ran her own photography company with husband, Pete, and took many of the club’s photos that make up the archives.
After the sad loss of Pete in 2007, Pat continued her support of TRC and was invited to the Chair by the late Dave Saffery. Dave had a vision for the club, but failing health left him unable to see it through, so Pat picked up the reins and set about realising Dave’s dream, which included starting the Go-Ride section.
Pat, the club’s Chairlady, passed away at the age of 68 on 21/3/2012 after a long battle with cancer.
2012 Lance Childs
2013 David Redmond
2014 Dan Martin
2015 Grace Philpott
2017 Lance Childs