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Committee Meeting - 7/11/2016

We had our club committee meeting a few weeks back where the below was discussed. These are held every first Monday of the month in the Sitwell Arms, Whiston. Club members will be more than welcome to attend to discuss any issues they have.

Club members Paul Barnes and Lee Simmons joined the usualy committee members.

The next committee meeting will be: Monday 5th December at 8pm.

New Constitution

A new Club Constitution was approved by the Committee for presentation to Club members for their approval at the AGM later this month.

Committee Roles

A detail of what is expected within each role was approved by the Committee. Also there are two vacant roles of Membership Officer and Kit Officer. If any member feels they have the attributes to fill one of these roles then please let a member of the Committee know.


Club Captain Rob O'Reilly brought some excellent ideas of ways to raise funds for the club. A scratchcard or bonus ball which has been brought up before but also a car boot. Basically club members donate any tat/scrap they no longer want that can be sold. This is going to be checked whether it would effect any tax to be paid by the club.

Also ideas for an epic club ride for a local charity were discussed.

More on these in due course.

Membership Fees

It was proposed that renewal of membership to the club will only be £10 instead of the £20 first year (joining). This was agreed upon by the Committe for presentation to members at the AGM.

Affiliations for 2017

It was approved by the Committee as previosuly discussed we will be rejoining British Cycling for 2017 and also joining CTT (Cycling Time Trials), so those that want to race can.

Spin Classes

With the weather going downhill fast now spin classes should be replacing Wednesday night rides very soon. Darren will be initiating them at his gym in Killamarsh, a minimum of 5 members need to attend for them to go ahead with a maximum of 10 places. A shout out for those who will be attending the following Wednesday will be given beforehand.


A few views were aired by Paul.


Differences on mudguards were settled and it was agreed are a requirement in the winter months, not just to keep your own kit clean and drier but more so the riders behind and the group as a whole.

Ride Leaders

Ride leaders have been chosen on those members who have made the most club rides in the past. The ride leader should always give a briefing before the ride starts and keep the group together as much as possible etc.

Buddy System

Paul mentioned a buddy system (more a one on one) with new/inexperienced riders. It's expected the more experienced club members will help out with this. So don't be alarmed if you're asked to help out. Remember, we were all new to this once.

First Aid

Ride leaders will also be carrying a first aid kit in the near future and all by the end of next week will have some first aid experience.

Hilly Rides

It was also clarified on the more hilly routes we do there is nothing wrong with climbing at your own speed and waiting at the top to regroup, but be aware the last rider up will probably want a breather too. For the stronger riders if your up to it you can always go back down the hill and help and encourage others.

Intro Rides

It was decided to keep "The Introduction To Club Riding" rides about the same distance (approximately 25 miles) with a cafe stop, as riders who come along should still have a basic level of fitness and have done a bit of riding before. They're not aimed at people who are new to riding bikes, but who are new to riding longer distances and riding within a club capacity.

Maintenance Classe

Lastly it was touched upon getting some maintenance classes for members who want them. If this is something that interests you then please get in touch.

Thanks for reading.

If anybody has any points they'd like to raise with the committee, feel free to do so.