Tour de France winner Stephen Roche presents award to city cyclist Gerry McGarr
Tour de France winner Stephen Roche presented trophies to Gloucester rider Gerry McGarr at the Cycling Time-Trials annual dinner.
Abbemead's McGarr, from Gloucester City Cycling Club, won a gold medal for winning his age group in the National 100-mile Championships, held in August in Shropshire.
He also won a British Best All-Rounder Certificate for averaging more than 23 mph in the three-distance year-long championship.
He recorded his highest ever placing in the national competition finishing 36th with a personal best 50-mile time of 1.51.45, a 100-mile time of 4:21.30 and another personal best at the 12-hour marathon covering 245.40 miles, giving a BBAR average of 23.413mph.
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Tuffley cyclist John Murphy, who rides for the city club, also competed in the championship and managed British Best All-Rounder average of 20.413mph with a 2.10.13 50-mile time, 4.49.15 for the 100 miles and 209.49 miles for 12 hours giving him 94th position.
McGarr enjoyed one of his most successful seasons winning the West Veterans 10 and 50 mile Championships and the West of England (WTTA) Best All-Rounder Competition for the first time.
"I did not plan to compete for the WTTA Championship but I had to quit the national 12-hour in Yorkshire with back ache so entered the Welsh 12-hour in September to qualify for the British Championship and that was a counting event in the West Championship. I came second in 1991 I did not expect to win it at 60!"
"My personal best at 50 miles where I knocked nearly five minutes of my PB and winning the Anfield 100 on standard from National Champion Andy Bason were my highlights."
Stephen Roche, who won the Tour de France in 1987, was the guest of honour at the annual dinner, held in Leicester.