THE Mourne Motorcycle Club held their annual prize giving in the Millbrook Lodge Hotel, Ballynahinch, on Saturday, February 26th.
The evening was compered by Roy Neill, the voice of Ulster and Irish Motocross,Roy Neill.
John Basset, Mourne Club Chairman helped to present the seven trophies to the riders who had earned the best results at the club’s events in the 2010 motocross season.
With so many riders competing in the Grade C Championship, the Mourne club had split the riders into three groups to compare their results for the three club trophies for Grade C riders. The first prize to be presented was the Bertie Campbell Memorial Cup which was won by Chris Lynd from Ballygally, Larne, and this was presented by two of Bertie Campbell’s grand-children Paul and Stuart.
Richard Topping was the second Grade C winner and he was presented with the President’s Cup by John Bassett. The third Grade C winner was Martin Portis Junior, who received the Harry Palmer Memorial Cup from John Bassett.
The next award which was presented by John Bassett was the Harry Palmer Perpetual Trophy, which was won by Magheralin man Mark Dynes for his results in the Mourne club’s Grade B races.
This was followed a Grade B rider who had won the 2010 Ulster and Irish Grade B Championships and taken the best results in his class at Seaforde Motopark. Loughbrickland John Meara was presented with the Seaforde Motocross Park Perpetual Trophy by Norman Green, who owns the Seaforde Motopark.
The last trophy to be presented on the night was the Norman Campbell Memorial Trophy, which goes to the most active club member and this year the trophy was won by Annalong man Matthew King.
The Mr and Mrs John Herron Cup was the one award that was not presented on the night, as Ballygowan Grade A rider Gary Gibson was not available to collected his prize.