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Annual Awards

1961 Beryl Burton (Morley CC) Womens BBAR for third time and multiple national championships
1962 Nim Carline (Morley CC) National 24 Hour TT Champion and long distance cyclist
1963 Peter Hill (Askern CC) Winner of BBAR at 18 years of age
1964 Cliff Pratt (Hull & E Riding CTC) Services to cycling, especially organising CTC York Rally for 20th year
1965 Barry Breedon (Rockingham CC) National 25 and 50 Miles TT Champion and record holder
1966 Arthur Metcalfe (Leeds St. Chris. CC) BBAR and National RR Champion
1967 Beryl Burton (Morley CC) World RR Champion, 12 hour TT record holder
1968 Wilf Ball (Rotherham Wh.) Services to cycling as RTTC administrator over 30 years
1969 Clifton Cycling Club Members achievements in individual and team TT championships
1970 John Watson (Clifton CC) BBAR, 12 hour TT champion and 50 mile TT record
1971 Granville Sydney (Huddersfield Star Whs) National Hill Climb Champion for a record 4th time
1972 Jim Carr (Birdwell Wh.) Prolific TT organiser and RTTC official
1973 Ian White (Clifton CC) 1973 National 50 and 100 miles TT Champion
1974 Barry Hoban (Pro – Wakefield) Won Tour de France stage, sprints comp and other continental RRs
1975 Sid Barras (Pro – Middlesbrough) Professional RR achievements, including 18 wins in 1975
1976 Mike McNamara (Rockingham CC) Numerous national TT honours and services to the sport
1977 Bill Priestley (BCF) Outstanding service to cycling as an administrator and organiser
1978 Beryl Burton OBE (Morley CC) National champion at 10, 25, 50 and 100 miles, also BBAR
1979 Ron Kitching (Yorkshire RC) Cycle trader and supporter of the sport at all levels
1980 Otley Cycle Club Services to cycling by club and members
1981 Danny Horton (Halifax RC) Yorkshire BAR and W.Yorks. Div. RR Champion
1982 Malcolm Elliott (South Yorkshire RC) Gold medals at Commonwealth Games in RR and team TT
1983 Beryl Burton OBE (Morley CC) Won Womens BBAR for 25th consecutive time
1984 Bob Carmichael-Riddell (Leeds CTC) Administration of cycle touring events
1985 Edwin Longthorpe (North Bradford CC) Administrator to RTTC and YCF
1986 Paul Curran (Manchester Wh.) Gold medals at Commonwealth Games in RR and team TT
1987 Margaret Allen (Barnsley RC) Won Womens BBAR at 42 years of age
1988 Lisa Brambani (Ravensthorpe CC) Womens RR champion 3rd time & international racing achievements
1989 Valerie Rushworth (Featherstone RC) Ladies coach, administrator and former international
1990 Eric Brearley (Halifax CTC) Services to cycling for almost 70 years
1991 Keith Lambert (Pro – Bradford) Pro cycling achievements, team manager & ambassador to the sport
1992 Kevin Dawson (GS Strada) First Yorkshire winner of BBAR since 1970
1993 John Rawnsley (Bradford RCC) Services to cyclo-cross, especially organisation of 3 Peaks event
1994 Yvonne McGregor (Swaledale CC) Won Commonwealth Games points race, BBAR & national champs
1995 Peter Longbottom (North Wirral Velo) International racing cyclist, TT record breaker and champion
1996 Keith and Joyce Webb (Otley CC?) TT organisers, administrators and competitors over many years
1997 Jonathan Clay (Pro – Leeds) International racing achievements over many years
1998 Chris Young (pro – Shipley) Racing successes, particularly cyclo-cross
1999 Frank and Christine Minto (Conisbrough Ivanhoe CC & Birdwell Whs) 40 years service to RTTC and Christine’s veterans TT successes
2000 Chris Newton, Jonathan Clay and Yvonne McGregor Medal winners at Sydney Olympics and World Championships
2001 Brian Haskell (Huddersfield RC) Illustrious cycling career over many years
2002 Chris Newton (Pinarello RT) World Track Points Race Champion and other successes
2003 David Rayner Trustees Assistance to aspiring young British cyclists at international level
2004 Mike Smith (East Bradford CC) Media achievements and RTTC, YCF and VTTA administrator
2005 Brian Robinson (Ex-pro – Mirfield) 50th anniversary recognition of first British Tour de France stage win
2006 Kevin Dawson (Agisko Dart RT) Won BBAR for record 10th time, other RR successes
2007 George Barker (Pennine CC) Services to YCF over 50 years, time keeper, event organiser
2008 Ed Clancy MBE & David Stone MBE Winners of Gold Medals at Beijing Olympics and Paralympics
2009 Steve Peat (Pro - Sheffield) World Downhill Mountain Bike Champion
2010 Lizzie Armitstead (Pro – Otley) International track and road racing successes
2011 Betty Philipson (City RC (Hull)) Over 40 years administration, organising and time keeeping
2012 Keith Lawton (Elmet CRC) Administration to time trialling at local and national level
2013 Bob Howden (Wakefield CC) President of British Cycling. Leading local official and RR organiser
2014 Gary Verity (Welcome to Yorkshire) Masterminded Yorkshire Grand Départ of the Tour de France
2015 Lizzie Armitstead (Pro – Otley) World, Commonwealth & British RR Champ. World Cup Series winner
2016 Steve Bate (Pro – Hebden Bridge) and Adam Duggleby (Pro – Leeds) 2 golds and 1 bronze in visually impaired tandem at Rio Paralympics
2017 Mike Williams (Team Swift) Administrator of Yorkshire time trialling and event organiser
2018 David Hall (Sustrans) Yorkshire Regional Director of Sustrans from 1994 to 2014
2019 Ben Swift (Pro - Sheffield) British Road Race Champion and 12 years a World Tour professional

Special Awards

1986 Tom Anderton (Yorkshire RC) Posthumous Award for a lifetime of services to cycling sport
1993 Trevor Wilkinson (Birdwell Whs) Posthumous Award for administrative services to cycling as long serving official and organiser
1994 Dave Rayner (Pro – Bradford) Posthumous Award to professional racing cyclist gaining increasing continental success
2008 Peter Smith (Holme Valley Whs) Posthumous Award for Services to RTTC in Yorkshire and nationally
2011 Bryan Peel (Drighlington BC) Lifetime Achievement Award for services to cycling – YCF, RTTC and BCF
2012 John Rawnsley (Bradford RCC) Lifetime Achievement Award for organising 3 Peaks Cyclo Cross over its 50 editions


BBAR British Best All Rounder Time trial competition
TT Time trial
RR Road race
CTT or RTTC Cycling Time Trials (formerly Road Time Trials Council
BC or BCF British Cycling (formerly British Cycling Federation
CTC Cyclists' Touring Club
YCF Yorkshire Cycling Federation

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