Phoenix Trophy

The Phoenix Trophy was made by Clair Parfrey, one of the founders of Phoenix Velo. This is what she said about how she came to make the trophy:

"I've always enjoyed crafts and in particular pottery but struggle to find large blocks of time between work and training to make anything with clay. Working in a bike shop gave me access to scrapped bike bits and last Christmas I made Christmas tree decorations from recycled chains so when the Midlands Women's TT Series needed a trophy for the novices competition it seemed like a good opportunity to make something larger. The centre is a rear cassette, layers of chain were then glued in place on top. The final shape was then covered with carbon resin (another product used in bike manufacture) giving it a lovely shine with an orange tint."

Phoenix Trophy