The Len Nice Memorial Trophy

George Rich writes: The Len Nice Memorial Trophy is a good wood carving of St Christopher on a base which bears the CTC's 'winged wheel' badge. It was paid for and donated by club members just after the the 1939-45 war. It commemorates those club members who lost their lives in the war."

Len Nice was a well-known and popular member of the club during the 1930s. He was called up at the outbreak of the war and joined the Cambridgeshire Regiment where he reached the rank of lance-corporal. He was sent out to Singapore where he was captured by the Japanese. His captors put him and many other prisoners on a ship, the Hofuku Maru, and sent them off to Japan for slave labour. However on the way, on 21st September 1944, their ship was sunk by an American Submarine. Almost everyone on board went down with the ship. The handful who were picked up by the American submarine did not include poor Len. He's listed in an online Roll of Honour. More information can be found in the book "Line of Lost Lives" by J.S Cosford (reviewed here).

When our late President William Claydon (Donnex) died a few years ago we lost the last member who knew and rode with Len.

The Len Nice Trophy is awarded each year to the member who has done the most for the club during the past year. George Rich

Engraved on the base of the trophy are the following names:

1946/47 A.W.SILLITOE
1947/48 P.J.HUNT
1948/49 J.A.BURN-MURDOCH
1949/50 J.A.BURN-MURDOCH
1950/51 J.A.BURN-MURDOCH
1951/52 J.A.BURN-MURDOCH
1952/53 D.A.FAULKNER
1953/54 A.L.BROWN
1954/55 P.J.HUNT
1955/56 P.J.HUNT
1956/56 G.B.RICH
1957/58 G.B.RICH
1958/59 G.B.RICH
1959/60 G.B.RICH
1960/61 G.B.RICH
1961/62 G.B.RICH
1962/63 B.J.GOSHAWK
1963/64 C.E.LINTOTT
1964/65 G.B.RICH
1965/66 R.E.B.GOULDING
1966/67 F.W.PETERKEN
1967/68 R.E.B.GOULDING
1968/69 P.J.HUNT
1970/71 S.C.CARTER
1971/72 A.E.GOULDING
1972/73 D.SENNITT
1973/74 R.W.H.GARNER
1974/75 G.B.RICH
1975/76 W.J.CLAYDON
1976/77 A.P.HILLIER
1977/78 A.P.HILLIER
1978/79 J.LUMBERS
1979/80 G.B.RICH
1980/81 G.B.RICH
1981/82 R.J.RULE
1982/83 M.S.WALES
1983/84 J.F.WIGHT
1985 J&K BALDWIN
1986 J.LUMBERS
1987 G.B.RICH
1988 W.GROOM
1989 G.B.RICH
1990 W.J.CLAYDON
1991 G.B.RICH
1992 M.SWALES
1993 M.SWALES
1994 G.B.RICH
1995 S.TAYLOR
1996 S.TAYLOR
1997 S.TAYLOR
1998 S.TAYLOR
1999 S.TAYLOR
2000 G.LUMBERS
2001 P.ROWELL
2002 M.STAPLETON
2003 J&G LUMBERS
2004 P.ROWELL
2005 M.STAPLETON
2006 G.B.RICH
2007 M.STAPLETON
2008 G.NICHOLAS
2009 N.DEAKIN
2010 N.DEAKIN
2011 R.GOODINGS
2012 A.J. LEE
2013 IAN WRIGHT & J.HOCHBACH
2014 E.ELMER
2015 M.COUSINS
2016 R.GOODINGS