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and Sheffrec Cycling Club
The Memorial was instigated in 1961 as a tribute to the memory of Charles Arthur Rhodes (1895-1961) doyen of the Yorkshire Road Club, co-founder in 1932 of the Yorkshire Cycling Federation and a nationally recognised timekeeper and administrator.
Each year, the C.A. Rhodes Memorial Award may be made to such person or persons as have shown themselves worthy of special recognition in consequence of having:
a. rendered signal service to the furtherance of cycling in Yorkshire, or
b. attained an outstanding level of achievement in Yorkshire cycling, or
c. brought exceptional honour to the County.
The Award shall consist of an inscribed testimonial, appropriately prepared and presented. There shall be maintained a Roll of Honour in which shall be recorded the accomplishments of each recipient of the Award.
The Award shall be made by a Court of Trustees, in whom shall be vested responsibility corporate in perpetuity for the administration of all matters relevant to the making of the Award.
The Award is decided annually in November. The Trustees are willing to accept suggestions of individuals worthy of the Award.
Welcome to this website of the C A Rhodes Memorial Award. Since its inception in 1961 the Award has been made annually and is regarded as the greatest accolade that Yorkshire Cycling can bestow. Recipients of the Award include National, World and Olympic Champions and heroes of the Tour de France, but also hard working officials and administrators.
All the recipients have one thing in common - all were born in or have long time residency in Yorkshire, Gods own county and rapidly on its way to becoming the heartland of cycling in the United Kingdom.
This site pays homage to that proud Yorkshire cycling heritage to which every one of the Award recipients have contributed.