Chairman’s Newsletter – April 2021

Posted on April 13th, 2021

Hello everyone

It has been really exciting to be able to restart rides again, albeit that the weather has proven challenging. We could have done without the snow storms on our first Tuesday evening and the weekend rain and snow! But despite everything, it has been so good to see people again and to ride together. Thanks to all the ride leaders for taking on rides and indeed adding extra rides as demand has been so strong. I now want to remind you all that our AGM is coming up on the evening of Monday 19th April at 7.30 on Zoom. The agenda is now confirmed as follows:

  1. Open and apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of 2019 AGM
  3. Matters arising from 2019 AGM
  4. Chairman’s Report (John Tranter)
  5. Ride Secretary’s Report (Jon Townsin)
  6. Membership Secretary’s Report (John Tranter)
  7. Treasurer’s Report (Roger Postbeschild)
  8. Oxfordshire Cycling Network update (Robin Tucker)
  9. Cycling UK Trustee Update (Robin Tucker)
  10. Election of Committee Members for 2021-22:

Chairman: John Tranter

Secretary: Jo Little

Treasurer: Roger Postbeschild

Rides Secretary: Steph Haddrell

Membership Secretary: John Tranter

Publicity Officer: Steve Boreham

General Members: Steve Swanton, Di Whidborne, Jon Townsin

  1. Appointment of Peter Hallowell as Auditor
  2. Motions for AGM Discussion (if any):
  3. (virtual) presentation of Trophies
  4. Close

As usual, this is the time for us to elect a new Committee for the club. I am glad to say that most of the existing Committee members are happy to stand again, with the only changes proposed being Steph Haddrell taking over from Jon Townsin as Rides Secretary and Karen Townsin stepping down from the Committee. However, we always welcome new Committee members so if you would like to stand to join us, please contact me by Friday 16th April. I want to also highlight the excellent and efficient work done behind the scenes by David Smith as our Webmaster. We do need to find someone else to take on this task, so if you feel you have relevant skills in this area, again please contact me by Friday 16th April. I should emphasise that you need to be a member of Cycling UK nationally to stand or to vote.

We welcome any Motions that members might wish to raise. Please let me have these by 5pm on Friday 16th April at the latest.

The meeting will be at 7.30 on the evening of 19th April, virtual and on Zoom. To keep things safe we have set up pre-registration, so if you would like to attend then please pre-register at this link ASAP:

I look forward to seeing many of you on our rides in the coming weeks and months.

Best regards

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