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The late Alain Huchon, Past President of the Claremont Rotary Club and member of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust.

The late Alain Huchon, Past President of the Claremont Rotary Club and member of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust.

On Sunday, for only the second time, the Alain Huchon Trophy, honouring the late Rotarian and Cape Town Cycle Tour trustee, will be awarded to the first non-professional, international cyclist to cross the finish line.

Last year Joachim Pettersen from Norway completed the route in a time of 02:50:51 to become the first recipient of this prestigious award.

The trophy was designed by craftsman John Klynsmith. It features a miniature penny-farthing cycle made of solid silver with over 50 handmade pieces. It is mounted on a piece of ironwood, which is unique to Africa. The plinth of African Mahogany driftwood was originally part of an 80 year old harbour bollard.

A plaque on the trophy reads: “Alain Huchon, Knight of the French National Order of Merit and Paul Harris Fellow; dedicated much of his life to community service through his voluntary work as a Trustee of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, President of the Rotary Club of Claremont and President of the World Council of Young Mens’ Service Clubs”

Huchon’s partner, Past President Suzanne Himely, who presented the trophy to the Cycle Tour Trust, said: “I believe this unique trophy will attract more international cyclists to compete in the Cycle Tour. It will give recognition to Alain’s contribution to the event and keep his name alive.

Suzanne Himely Past President of Claremont Rotary Club, congratulates Norwegian Joachim Pettersen, last year's winner of the Alain Huchon Trophy that she presented for annual competition.

Suzanne Himely Past President of Claremont Rotary Club, congratulates Norwegian Joachim Pettersen, last year’s winner of the Alain Huchon Trophy that she presented for annual competition.

Suzy
Suzy
I am a member of the global village having grown up in Nigeria, Singapore, Germany , England and France - I believe in multicultural environments and respecting each individual's rights. Most precious to me is the protection of Children and Woman from abuse, deprivation and inequality. I joined Rotary International because I wanedt to put back into the Community in which I live. I identify with the Rotary motto of Service above Self. I have served with the Rotary Club of Claremont since 1996 as Director of the following commitees: International, Vocational, New Generations and as Club Secretary. As President for the year 2012 - 2013 I have committed my time to the service of my Club and the furtherance of Rotary International's goals of Peace through Service. When I am not doing my voluntary work, I am self-employed, booking Vacation villas for overseas tourists (www.africandreamvillas.com) and my "hobby" is "the French Market" where I sell French cheese and other products at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock.

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