SVCC Committee

SVCC Members’ Input Matters!

All club members are free to attend committee meetings to have their say on any matter.

We are now posting Committee Meeting minutes to this page and the agendas will soon be added in advance of each meeting. The Committee Meeting dates are on the Event Calendar. This will hopefully remove some of the mystique of the workings of the committee (it’s basically a bunch of us that meet once a month to further the aims of the club, nothing more).

If you can’t make a committee meeting and have an opinion about something that is going to be discussed, please send your thoughts to a committee member – your opinion will be raised and discussed. And if you want something added to the agenda, just let a committee member know before a meeting.

It’s your club if you have paid your subs.

Committee Members’ Contact Details

Committee Member Email Phone
Club Chairman Graham Young 07595 448909
Club Secretary Elaine Riddle 01761 417890
Club Captain Nic Meadows 07759 295967
Club Treasurer Eugene Kertzman 01761 434229
Time Trial Secretary Bob Latchem 01761 433 377
Social Rides Secretary Terry Hodkinson 01761 411 721
Membership Secretary Marc Riddle 07535 509908
Club Welfare Officer Guy 07721 182359
Public Relations Victoria Ratcliffe 07969 676539
Website Enquiries James Weeks 07595 480970

Constitution Documentation

Latest Committee Meeting Commentary

For those interested I am going to give you a flavour of our monthly Committee meetings. So read on if you are or…. simply move on!

Last night’s was a very full agenda and we welcomed Elizabeth Fry who has been co-opted to the Committee. Elizabeth will support the Committee with ideas in attracting younger cyclists to the Club.

The Committee expressed its best wishes to both Tom and Terry wishing them both a speedy recovery following Thursdays accident. I am writing a letter of thanks to the Air Ambulance on behalf of the Club.

Events

We are turning our attention to our 2018 calendar. On the Competitive Riding front we are booking the 21st April for the SVCC Criterium, scheduling another Hill Climb competition and working with British Cycling to agree a programme of winter and summer race meets sponsored and supported by our Club at Odd Down. This should be another full programme which we will share with members once locked down.
In addition to the regular Club Rides we will seek to augment these with events through the summer. We will run another Spring Sportive, date to be confirmed and run by Guy again. Nic has kindly agreed to organise another ‘100 Club’ ride for 2018, giving members the opportunity to tackle an audax type distance and join our 100 Club. We will also repeat the popular Saturday Treasure Hunt a much more social affair! In addition I am going to organise a weekend ride where members can tackle a 70- 100 mile ride to the Coast stay overnight in a local hotel and ride back a similar distance the following day. This is likely to be a May bank holiday weekend. We will also have our Christmas Sunday Club Ride on the 3rd December! As soon as we have dates we will let you know.

Code of Conduct

As part of our Go Ride status with British Cycling we will be adopting their Equality Policy which you can read up on on their web site.

Safety

Following agreement at a previous Committee meeting Guy presented the new Emergency Contact Card which all members will be asked to carry with them on Club Rides. Members are also reminded it is their responsibility to have appropriate insurance in place whether on a Club ride or cycling on their own or with friends.

Club Kit

Nic has weaved his magic with Club kit manufacturer Kalas in response to requests from members. We have been able to re open the Club Kit shop now in time for Christmas. Fill your boots.. or Christmas stockings!!

Competitive Cycling

As I have said before Competitive Cycling within the Club has been in decline for a number of years. However, we are hopeful there will be Riders competing in Club colours again soon. We should shortly be able to co-opt a new young member to the Committee to support us in the task of developing our presence further. Watch this space.

Graham Young

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