Open Events Trophies

This is a guide to the open event trophies and some of their history

The Jock Compton Memorial Trophy
Jock was club captain of the now defunct Kingston R.C before the 1939-45 War.  He was renowned for picking out all the biggest hills he could find on club runs. He survived a number of years as a POW in Japanese hands, only to be released and, then, when almost home, by a cruel twist of fate, was killed in a plane crash on top of Hindhead.  Timekeeper, Peter Cooke and Hilly promoter George Wright joined the Redmon when the Kingston disbanded and brought the event with them.
Awarded for fastest time.
The John Walton Team Trophy Presented by Mrs Walton, in memory of husband John who had a great interest in the event and marshalled the left turn at Petworth for twenty years after moving to Hayling Island. Awarded for fastest time for a team of three
The George Wright Memorial Trophy Mrs Pauline Wright donated the trophy, in memory of husband George, who promoted the event for over 30 years. Awarded to the fastest first time entry in the Hilly 73
The Redmon Trophy Purchased from club funds. The first event was promoted under B.L.R.C. rules pending amalgamation of that body with the N.C.U. to form the B.C.F. Awarded to the winner of the open road race known by that name
The Redmon Junior Road Race Trophy Presented by Past President, Alec Wingrave, it is a cup he won in 1936 and had reengraved. Sometimes contested on the open road, sometimes at Crystal Palace circuit. Awarded to the first junior rider when the event is third category and juniors.
The Marj & Bill Griffiths Trophy Bill Griffiths was a former Club Secretary. Awarded to the best veteran on standard.
REDMON OPEN 25 MILE TIME TRIAL (incorporating the Kentish Wheelers Novices 25)
The Ron Bensley Memorial Trophy. Ron was killed in the Navy in WWII.  He was a founder member of the club and General Secretary until the outbreak of war. The trophy was originally awarded to the winner of the Open 30, but as events at this distance lost their popularity it was decided to discontinue our event in 1980.  In the same year we took over the old established Kentish Wheelers Novices 25 and decided to use this elegant trophy for the fastest team. Awarded to the fastest team of three.
The Ditchman Memorial Trophy The Kentish Wheelers handed over this trophy for the fastest rider.
[In the event of the Redmon relinquishing this promotion both trophies will be returned to the Kentish Wheelers.]
Awarded to the fastest rider.
The Old Members Trophy The Kentish Wheelers also handed over this trophy for the fastest Novice.
[In the event of the Redmon relinquishing this promotion both trophies will be returned to the Kentish Wheelers.]
Awarded to the fastest novice.
The Ted Lees Memorial Trophy Ted recorded many Redmon events with his camera. Won by the veteran returning the greatest plus on V.T.T.A. Standard in the Open 25.
The Jack Hatton Memorial Trophy Jack was a pre war member as was his brother Chris who with the family presented the trophy to the Club. Awarded to the rider with the fastest time.
The Jim Burrows Memorial Tandem Trophy Awarded to the fastest tandem pair.