Jim Linton Cup-23


Awarded to the first year young member who in the opinion of the committee has shown the best performance of the season
Jim was from the Midlands. He served in an army regiment in Leicester.  He got into what was then Vichy France and then encountered a french police man who recognized his English accent.  As a result he spent the rest of the war in a pow camp, even though  his time spent with the French Resistance led him to become a French speaker. He moved to Margate and became an active member of TRC from the seventies. He was a keen rider and held numerous club offices including racing secretary, timekeeper and the organiser of club dinners.
He was also an active member of the Margate Blind Club, driving the minibus and recording a regular “talking newspaper.”
He died in December 1982, just before his 73rd birthday, following a Saturday morning club ride near Minster.
Photo shows Jim celebrating his 70th birthday at the Black Pig in Staple.

1983 I. Pike
1984 P. Turner
1985 A. Williams
1986 R. Woodward
1987 Not awarded
1988 A. Broyad
1989 D. Chittenden
1990 D. Reagan
1991 Not awarded
1992 B. Thrower
1993 A. Hogbin
1994 Not awarded
1995 Not awarded
1996 Not awarded
1997 Not awarded
1998 Not awarded
1999 Not awarded
2000 Not awarded
2001 C. Hovenden
2002 Not awarded
2003 Not awarded
2004 Not awarded
2005 Not awarded
2006 Not awarded
2007 Not awarded
2008 Not awarded
2009 J. Hawkes
2010 S. Dickson
2011 J. Charlton
2012 C. Fennell
2013 Jack Bryant
2014 Freya Cook
2015 Toby Hammond
2016 Hamish O’Reilly
2017 Emily Heasman
2018 Catherine Morrell
2019 Isaac Frost
2020 Nina Reid
2021 Harrison King- for being ‘super keen’.
2022 William Tulett – ‘world champion’
2023 Not Awarded