SERRL: The Racing Secretary confirmed that he has paid the annual affiliation to the SERRL.
Club Road Race Championship: The SERRL event on 22-6-14 has been designated as the club's road racing championship event.
Club Championships 2013: 10 mile Time Trial Josh Allen, Hillclimb Jimmy Hayward, Track Matthew Buck.
Cyclopark Youth Series 2014: The club is to be assisting with the running of the 2014 series and help is required from members on the respective nights, to ensure that the events run smoothly. Note the Cyclopark authorities are now offering an annual season ticket for the road race circuit, cost circa £190 p.a.
Velodrome (Olympic Stadium): The club has agreed to hire the Velodrome on 20/4/14. A maximum of 30 riders is permitted (cost £20 each approx. - dependant on numbers attending, bike hire if required £10)
Riding in Belgium: Josh Allen and Jack Miller are to be racing in Belgium over the weekend 8/9 March 2014
The club is scheduled to assist (marshalling duties) at the SERRL event on 22-6-14 (Tenterden Course, Woodchurch Scout Hall 10a.m., 80k 3/4/W/J)
Attendance at the Saturday sessions continues at a steady level of around 14 members, despite the atrocious weather of late. Members are also attending the training sessions at the Cyclopark on Tuesday evenings.
The Welfare Officer has now offered his resignation due to family/work pressures. Steven Marchant has offered to take over the role and arrangements will be made for the existing officer to get in touch with Steven.
In recent weeks the Sunday club runs have witnessed in excess of 20 members taking part. The structure of the rides is under constant review to ensure that the ability of riders is accommodated and everyone gets enjoyment from their time on the bike. Members are encouraged to come forward with ideas for runs and the structure of the rides.
Club Clothing: Orders now to be taken for bib shorts in club colours. If you require a new pair of shorts, cost circa £40, please contact Terry Blake/Martin Messer. Please refer to the website to check-out what clothing is currently available.
Prize Presentation: It is aimed to present the club trophies for 2013 at the next club meeting.
Claiming Racing Expenses: An application form to claim racing expenses is now available on the website.
Website: Members have been very complimentary about the new website, a big thank you to Tony Hutchings for all his efforts. Remember; to keep the site fresh and interesting, please provide articles and new information.
British Cycling- British Cycling is offering a discounted introductory membership to new applicants. Adults get a free Race Bronze membership or a discount on another category. Under 16's get a free Race Silver membership. If applying online use code NEWCMRA (new race members) code NEWCMRD (new ride members). Visit www.britishcycling.org.uk/membership or tel. 01612742010.
Herne Hill Stadium: A request has been received from the Herne Hill Community Trust to make a donation towards the renovation of the stadium. Previously the Club had intimated to the Trust that it would consider helping with funding towards the renovation of the stadium. Although the club had intimated its agreement to consider assisting, club members agree that any donation would come from individual members and not from the Club's reserves. It was agreed that members will individually give consideration to donating towards the renovation costs, with donations being collected by the Secretary at the next meeting. (Herne Hill website -http://hhvt.org/).