Buxton Hitmen celebrate 2015 season during awards night

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Buxton Hitmen celebrated their 2015 season at their presentation evening at the town’s Winking Man pub last Saturday.

Each of the riders in attendance received an award to commemorate the season from chairman Richard Moss.

The Ken Moss Memorial Trophy for the rider of the year went to popular Cumbrian Ryan Blacklock.

Blacklock, who had put two points on his 2014 average, was delighted to receive the trophy and said: “This means a lot to me. I’m keen to progress from here and see no reason why I can’t attain a nine point average next season.

“I’ve been sensible and I’ve ridden with my head this season, had fewer crashes and this is reflected in my scores.”

The highest points award trophy went to the team skipper Tony Atkin who at the age of 49 shows no loss of appetite for the sport.

Atkin, who had a unique record in scoring double points in all of his Buxton Home meetings – a first in 22 years, said:“This has been my best season for a while and I can’t wait for the 2016 campaign. We are a lot stronger these days as a team and this is a credit to Jason (Pipe).”

Bonus point King for 2015 was local man Tom Woolley who thanked Atkin for his help in receiving the accolade and said: “I think Tony and myself had a great partnership at the start of the season and he was responsible for me scoring so many bonus points.”

The riders were joined by supporters and sponsors and Chairman Moss was keen to thank everyone for the part they played in the success of the season just passed.