Peter Loakes - Certificate of Merit
He revived the section which had been in decline at that time and re-established an active and forward-looking riding section. Shortly after this he founded the Dorset Downs 100km which was an immediate success and assured the finances of the section for many years to come. In addition to the Dorset Downs, Peter has instituted and run the Devon and Dorset Downs 300km for several years and currently organises the famous Dorset Coast 200km after taking it over some years ago.
The work of a club secretary is vital, and if done well can be invisible to the ordinary club member. Peter has filled that position superbly for over 20 years for which we are truly grateful.
In 2004, Peter became DA Secretary of the Wessex DA holding that post up to the restructuring to the member group system in 2011.