Race of Truth. Race against the clock.
The Chairman is Col Lenny Brown RM
Col Lenny Brown RM has taken over the prestigious role as RNRMCA Chairman. For those of you that don’t know him, Colonel Lenny ‘the legs’ Brown has served 25 years in the Royal Marines (one of those annoyingly talented aviator types). A member of the RNRMCA since 2011 he has enjoyed some wet, cold (warm!) weather training in Majorca and Gran Canaria and has competed in RNRMCA colours across a range of TT events. Although primarily a TT/road cyclist, the winter ‘war cry’ demands some MTB Duathlon action where his lack of technical ability in the mud and guts of the off-road scene is tested and usually found wanting.
Colonel Lenny added “The Association’s strength is the diversity of personnel and breadth of talent in all disciplines. The President has set out the ambition for the association (increase membership numbers, especially females, improve our competitive advantage against the other Services and attract more sponsorship to achieve all of this). For the majority of us, riding to keep ‘fit for battle’ in a RNRMCA jersey is enough in itself so wear it with pride. The most important aim of the RNRMCA is of course, to have fun!”.
Once again we sadly have to say farewell (but not goodbye) to another committee stalwart in Surg Capt David Hall RN. Capt Dave has been an integral part of the Association’s success since becoming Chairman in 2013. His Palmares includes winning the RN Development Race in 2010 and the Cycling Festival 2 up TTT with Chris Vellacott (his self-confessed nemesis!). Not content to merely be the VIP for the (numerous) presentations, Capt Dave has led from the front, representing the RN at numerous Duo Normand TTT’s and both TT (with 23min 10 and 58 min 25 PBs), RR and MTB championships. Capt Dave Sir, we wish every success in your many (!) medical roles and look forward to seeing back in RNRMCA colours soon! Chapeau Sir!