The South Lakes Group
Your local off-
For cyclists who love off road leisure cycling in South Lakes and Yorkshire Dales
Part of the ‘Where the Brew Stop? The off-
RSF Awards, the badges and their origins by ‘The RSF member’ and photos by John Kemp and Roger Thorpe
The Alan Mepham Merit Shield
Awarded each year for meritorious service to the Fellowship, but can be witheld. The Merit Shield was introduced at the 1959 Easter Meet at Chipping Norton; at this AGM it was decided that it would be awarded to the member who had rendered the most ''signal service'' to the Fellowship, or to rough-
The Eric Savage Trophy
Awarded each year in the general prints class. Born in Burton-
The Charlie Chadwick Memorial Shield
Awarded each year for the best overall digital photo (note: was awarded for slides). Charlie, from Bolton, was present at the Fellowship''s inaugural meeting on Sunday the 29th of May 1955 at the Black Swan, Leominster. He held a variety of posts within the Fellowship, including, Vice-
The Arthur Matthews Trophy
Awarded each year for rough-
The Nellie Hill Trophy
Awarded each year for the best rough-
Bill and Nellie became members the R.S.F. in August 1955. Their first subscriptions and badges were paid for by J. Pilkington (RSF Member), who said he couldn’t think of a more appropriate silver wedding present. They celebrated their silver wedding with a three week holiday in Switzerland and Austria.
Other interests: Photography and lecturing. They have lectured all over the country, as far afield as Hull, Newcastle, and Bristol. Bill, although not engaged in the cycle trade for nearly 20 years, wrote articles for the Cycle Trade Paper.
Bill was a prolific writer, both in our Fellowship Journal and in his diaries of his travels.He was also a very accomplished artist.by his many sketches.
The Alwyn Taylor Jubilee Trophy
Awarded each year to the best article published in the Journal. Alwyn was born in Malton, Yorkshire, and was always a firm supporter of the Fellowship from his early days as warden of the Farndale YH. When the RSF''s 25 year anniversary meet was held in Malton he was Mayor of the town at that time and was of great help with the organisation of the meet.
The John Hendry Trophy
Awarded each year for the best general photo. John was born in Scotland, but ''emigrated'' to Worcester in 1927. He joined the RSF in 1966 and in 1974 took over as Renewals Secretary and was awarded the Merit Shield in 1976 for his invaluable work in arranging the 21st Aniversary Meet at Leominster. He was made a Honorary Life Member.
The Bert Williams Award
Awarded each year in the annual best sketch competition. Bert was born in Liverpool on New Years Day 1915, he was one of the ''The First Ninety'' and a Honorary Life Member. He held a number of posts within the Fellowship, including, President (1986-