Dave Hearn ‘Going the Extra Mile’ Award 2022

At the 2022 AGM Dave Hearn was presented with a “Going the Extra Mile” Award. The award is an acknowledgement of the contribution of Cycling UK Members who have given outstanding service to the Club.

David Hearn has been a member since 1977 (45-years), serving on the committee for 41-years.

 Dave has been a regular leader of local rides throughout that period and has been the driving force behind a fortnightly Winter Clubroom for 40-years, when he has organised a wide variety of speakers giving illustrated talks about their travels: not only cycling, but walking, sailing, ski touring, in fact anything of an outdoor nature. The last couple of years have been particularly difficult to maintain these activities.

 During that period he has also organised an annual Christmas Dinner and managed an Annual Slide Show with well known speakers: Josie Dew, Anne Mustoe and George Berwick to mention but a few.

Dave has been a  key player in the organisation of Tri-Vets rides, which we have been running since 2001. As well as leading groups of riders he arranged the catering at a variety of watering holes on the rides ensuring that all the riders were well looked after.

 Not only has Dave been a constant figure within the Club, but he also spent 25-years doing Cycle Training in schools for Coventry City Council.