Peter Whelan - Certificate of Merit

Peter Whelan - Certificate of Merit

For services to the Suffolk District Association of the Cyclists Touring Club, in particular as Membership Secretary from 1992 until 1995, as Runs Secretary from 1993 until 1997 and as General Secretary from 1995 until 2004.

Pete and his family can be kindly described as cycling fanatics, and long-standing members of the CTC.  He and his wife Bev brought up their two children (now either side of 20) in a comprehensive cycling environment.  They went through the usual stages of trailers and tandems with the children.  There are many tales in past DA magazines of their organising and taking part in DA tours.  Their ‘stable’ now exceeds 30 machines, including Pete’s latest acquisition, a recumbent tricycle.

All four of them race to good effect.  Pete also promotes races and grass track meetings for his local cycling club.  It almost goes without saying that he has promoted cycling in all its forms in so many ways over the years, carrying out many tasks for the DA not strictly falling to the post he held.  He feels he now needs a break, but will continue to promote the annual DA rough Stuff 25; and Bev continues to be Membership Secretary.