This year’s recipient of the Nowra Velo Club’s Robbie Williams Memorial award is Mark Astley.
During 2017 Mark has raced a variety of events from club races, interclubs, state and national events across many disciplines.
These events have included road races, individual time trials, criteriums, off road mountain bike races that have included dirt track criteriums, after-dark endurance events, five-hour endurance events through to four-day stage races and 24-hour solo events.
Through the year Mark has won criteriums, taken fastest time in road events and won two Australian Defence championships, the road individual time trial and the off-road criterium while finishing second in the road criterium.
Other performances include second in his age category and 3rd overall in the Australian Solo 24-hour championship, 4th in category and 18th overall in the Highland Fling and 40th overall and 11th in category after losing 10 minutes with a puncture in the four-day Port to Port stage race.
Mark has also been very active on the local scene as a traffic controller along with his wife Kerry. Mark has also filled other official duties at local races when required.
The Nowra Velo Club and the Williams family congratulate Mark Astley and thanks both he and Kerry for their participation in the Nowra Velo Club in 2017.