Betty Philipson awarded BEM.

Betty Philipson, President of City Road Club (Hull), has been awarded the British Empire Medal for services to cycling and the community in East Yorkshire.

Betty Philipson B.E.M.

Aged 92, she has been involved with the club since it was founded more than half a century ago in 1966, reports Hull Live(link is external).

“In my time at the club I’ve been a secretary, a time-keeper and now the president,” she said. “I’m not so good on my feet now but I’m still here.

It was quite a shock but I feel honoured to get this medal. I have received Yorkshire awards before but you just don’t expect something like this for yourself.

“I have managed to keep it quiet but the family members that know are very happy for me. I hopefully will be able to go to Buckingham Palace for the garden party,” she added.

Betty & Ron Philipson spent many years cycling and helping the East Riding CTC, before starting the City Road Club (Hull) in 1966.
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