Chairman’s Newsletter 2 – April 2023 (21st April)

Posted on April 21st, 2023

Hello everyone

The focus of this Newsletter is our AGM coming up on the evening of Wednesday 10th May. Please note the following details:

The 2023 Cycling UK Wantage AGM will be held as follows:

Date – Wednesday 10th May 2023
Time – 19.00 for food, 19:45 for business
Location – Grove Rugby Club, Wasborough Field Recreation Ground, Cane Lane, Grove, OX12 0FL

Note that for those not familiar with the location the car park is off Cane Lane and if driving you have to approach from the west (off Denchworth Road/Recreation Lane or Brereton Drive). Walking or cycling you can cut through Cane Lane from Main Street. The postcode is accurate and sat nav should manage to get you there! There is plenty of parking. The car park is quite dark and the entrance to the Rugby Club is from the edge of the playing fields (you will see the rear of the building from the car park).

Food details:
The Rugby Club has a good bar and we are bringing in the food courtesy of Millbrook Fish and Chips in Grove. Menu choices are given below, please let me know your choices by SUNDAY 7th MAY so we can pre-order with the shop. Exact money (cash) on the night please.

cod and chips £7.50
quarter BBQ chicken and chips £6.00
beef pie and chips £5.00
large sausage and chips £4.00
cheese and onion pastie and chips £5.00 (vegetarian)

Please let me know at:


  1. Open and apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of 2022 AGM
  3. Matters arising from 2022 AGM
  4. Chairman’s Report
  5. Ride Secretary’s Report
  6. Membership Secretary’s Report
  7. Treasurer’s Report
  8. Publicity Report
  9. Local cycling and active travel update
  10. Election of Committee Members for 2023-24
  11. Motions for AGM Discussion (if any)
  12. Presentation of Trophies
  13. Close

The following people have indicated they are willing to stand in the roles shown for next year:

Chairman & Membership Secretary: John Tranter
Secretary: Jo Little
Treasurer: Roger Postbeschild
Rides Secretary: Katherine Boyce
Promotions/Publicity: Steve Swanton
General Committee Members: Steve Boreham, Diana Whidborne, Stephanie Haddrell, Andy Rimmer, Lizzie Hardingham

If there are any additional nominations, please provide a proposer and seconder to Jo ( by the end of WEDNESDAY 3rd MAY at the latest. As mentioned previously, if anyone has any safeguarding experience and would be willing to support us in that area, this would be particularly helpful.

Any member can put forward a Motion for discussion at the AGM. Again, please submit any Motions to Jo ( by the end of WEDNESDAY 3rd MAY at the latest.

I really encourage as many of you as possible to come along to the AGM – it is a very useful way to get a good overview of what the Club does and how things are progressing. It’s also a great social evening and a rare chance to see people dressed in normal clothes!

Best regards

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