Extracts from Club monthly meeting minutes (December 2018)
General Secretary: The Secretary mentioned that the Kent Cycling Association require new officials to replace 4 who are stepping down (retiring). The KCA's AGM is to be held on Sunday 14th January at the Lenham Village Hall at 10.30am. It was agreed that this information will be circulated amongst club members should anyone be interested in taking on a role within the Association.
Members were reminded that the Club's presentation of trophies will now be held on the date of the February monthly club meeting. It was agreed that the club-person of the year trophy go to Anne Wright for all the time and effort that she has devoted to the Go-Ride section of the club.
Race Secretary: Matthew Robertson has been riding for Britain in a UCI International Para track event (Manchester Velodrome). Matt won a silver medal in the individual pursuit event; was 1st in a Kilo standing start event and took part in a 60 lap event, leading for the first 20 laps. Two club members took part in the KCA's reliability trial in October 2017 (Mick Bridges and Oz).
Events: The summer in the park series at Cyclopark for 2018 is currently being discussed. Help is required to make sure the series goes ahead (contact Terry Blake who is the organiser for the year ahead). A meeting is scheduled for later this month with a deadline, to confirm if the series goes ahead, being set for early Jan18. It has also been proposed that a Junior/Ladies circuit race be held at the Cyclopark during the summer (Saturday or a Sunday). The club indicated that it would be prepared to run the event.
Go-Ride: 14/15 Riders are attending the Saturday training/coaching sessions. Apparently, there have been no new members since the section re-commenced in September. Approaches to be made to Bexley Council and Greenwich Council to ensure that the Club's details are listed on their respective websites. The latest Jack Petchey award was utilised by members to visit the Laser Centre at Ruxley Manor. A good time was had by all. Paul Smith (father of one of the Go-Ride members and who recently joined the Club) is now to undertake a coaching course.
Sundry: Club Christmas Dinner. A big thank you went to Bob Younger for arranging the dinner and to Neil Robertson for running the raffle. A letter is to go to the Kings Head thanking the staff for the excellent food and service.
The raffle raised 140 pounds, which will go to the Club's racing fund. Members were reminded to make application to the fund for consideration to be given to assist with costs incurred while taking part in events in the Club's name.
Members were reminded that the Club has booked a training session at the London Velodrome on 29th December, at present 10 members have signed up for the session.
Cycling equipment no longer required. It was put forward that club members may wish to consider lending/ giving equipment no longer in use to other club members, especially the younger members who are competing in events.