THE NEW ZEALAND CYCLIST CORPS MEMORIAL TROPHY
The New Zealand Cyclist Corps Memorial Trophy honours the World War 1 service of a group of soldiers who contributed to the war effort on a bicycle.
INAUGURAL PRESENTATION OF THE NZCC MEMORIAL TROPHY
The NZCC Memorial Trophy will be presented to the winner of the Men's U23 Road Race at the Elite Road National Championships held annually in January.
THE NZCC TROPHY JOURNEY
Above left: Mayor of Heuvelland, Marc Lewyllie, lifts the cobble from the Kemmelberg.
Above right: Mayor of Heuvelland, Marc Lewyllie and NZ Ambassador to France and Belgium, Greg Andrews hold the cobblestone. To the left of Greg Andrews is Liz Southey, daughter of decorated NZCC soldier, Charles Carrington Southey. The wider party is delegates of the New Zealand Defence Force, Gent Wevelgem race organisers, Cycling New Zealand representatives and other regional officials.
Above: New Zealand Defence Force delegates conduct a Whakanoa before the cobble is removed from the Kemmelberg and repurposed.
A local Belgian craftsman engraves a Silver Fern into the cobble.
THE TROPHY IS OFFICIALLY DEDICATED TO NEW ZEALAND
Above left: Jack Bauer receives the NZCC Memorial Trophy from Heuvelland Mayor Marc Lewyllie
Above right: Ngati Ranana (London based) blessed the trophy to support its re-patriation journey back to New Zealand. The New Zealand contingent, includes (L-R) Dirk Van Hove, Cycling New Zealand; Greg Andrews, NZ Ambassador to France and Belgium; NZ pro cyclists, Sam Bewley and Jack Bauer.
Above: Greg Andrews, Jack Bauer and Sam Bewley with the trophy.