Another successful evening was had by all at the 47th annual presentation awards dinner at the Holiday Inn York. Again the event was a total sell out
and it is hoped to use the same venue again next year.
Peter Duke was our guest , Peter is the son of the legendary Geoff Duke and
managing director of Duke Marketing who make the videos and DVDs that are
sold around the world.
The first lot of presentation were the Hill Climbs, the trophies were presented by Dr Justin Mhaka. Then came the Northern Clubmans Championships which were presented by Jonathan Milner, Jonathan who is a real enthusiast has provided machinery for a number of riders in the past and looks after the clubs radios and PA systems.
The final awards of the evening for the Road and Track were given by Peter Duke, rounding of the presentations was the Geoff Duke Trophy which went to the winner of the Duke Rankings Championship and for the first time in its history went to an englishman , no other than the clubs own James Cowton, James also picked up the Lee Vernon Trophy for the UK Supertwin Championship.
Then came the big surprise of the evening when Peter Hillaby was called to the stage to receive the Dave Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award from Motorcycle News. It seems as though it was Jamie Whitham and Carl Fogartys comments that helped the MCN team make the decision.
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