CTC Lothians and Borders
A member group of Cycling UK
The Audrey Fyfe Memorial Award
Audrey Fyfe was an inspirational member of the Lothians and Borders Cyclists Touring Club from the early 1950’s. She held positions of Social Secretary and Chairman and was awarded the Edward Zoller Trophy for services to the club in the year 2000. She was from a cycling family; husband Ian and daughters Aileen and Linda were all regular riders with the club at one time.
She is remembered for her selfless support of new or weaker riders and had a reputation for sorting things out and putting others before herself. She was the life and soul of a party but never sought the limelight. She would chat to everyone and often did this without difficulty on the steepest of hills!
Audrey was a regular at Birthday Rides (to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the CTC) and helped organise rides to Melrose in 1980 and Haddington in 1987. She joined in all the New Year meets which were often a few days away at Melrose or Pitlochry.
Audrey was extremely hospitable and often welcomed the club ride back to the house for home baking and coffee to sustain them on the last leg home and regularly provided haggis, neeps and tatties for the Burns Suppers.
At the AGM, she was very sensible and measured in her comments. A CTC councillor from the 1990s recalls she was not backward at voicing her opinions which he valued and respected.
Tragically Audrey died in a road accident in 2011. Her family donated this award in her memory.
The Audrey Fyfe Memorial Award is made to any member of the Group who has selflessly nurtured and encouraged novice riders in Member Group rides, also either in an official or unofficial capacity.
2012 David Stokes
2013 Not awarded
2014 Goff Cantley
2015 Liz Sutherland
2016 Judy Cantley
2017 Gordon Robertson