Committee

To serve on the committee you will need to agree with the following:
  • To be active on social media and messenger and represent the club in a positive way
  • Willing to commit to a minimum of a quarterly meeting with the occasional ad-hoc meetings
  • Have good IT skills i.e use of Facebook, Word, Excel, Dropbox, email etc.
  • A willingness to dedicate time to the club, often on a weekly basis
  • Wiling to attend training and club seminars as appropriate
  • To commit to and carry out your role within the committee in order to have a positive impact on the club
  • Have your name published on the website

 

Chair – Stephen Jenkins

The role of the Chairperson is to oversee the business of the meetings and to communicate with members on the running and progress of the club.  The ultimate responsibility is to take decisions on behalf of the committee following consultation with its members. The principal duties are:

  • Organising and chairing committee meetings and the Annual General Meeting
  • Ensuring that committee members are aware of their roles and responsibilities
  • Act as the ambassador and/or spokesperson for the club
  • Ensuring the club is visible across all areas

 

Secretary – James Poole

Ensuring the administration side of the club runs as smoothly as possible and supporting the chair in the running of the committee. The principal duties are:

  • Keeping records of any queries from members and passing it to the appropriate post holder
  • Ensuring appropriate documents, including minutes are available for committee members
  • Taking and distributing minutes of meetings
  • Liasing with British Cycling, Cycling Time Trials and other governing bodies

 

Treasurer – Shane Stenner

The role of the Treasurer is to oversee the finances of the club and to report on the income and expenditure at committee meetings and the club’s AGM. The main duties are:

  • Managing all income and expenditure, including banking arrangements
  • Managing legal requirements such as taxation and charitable status
  • Reporting quarterly to the committee on the club’s financial status

 

Ladies Secretary – Michelle Thomas

The Ladies Secretary is there to be a voice for the female section of the club and to encourage new members into the club.  The duties include:

  • Represent the female membership of the club
  • Create rides and answer questions for the women’s section of the club and to share those rides in advance on Facebook.
  • Encourage new riders into the sport and club
  • Handle funding on behalf of the women and girls of the club

 

Cycling Development Secretary – Jade Minty

Is expected to run the coaching sub-committee and to bring matters concerning coaching to the main committee for discussion and action.  The duties include:

  • Represent the junior and beginner section of the club
  • Organise activities and venues for the junior section
  • Responsible for club training sessions for both adult and junior sections
  • Handle funding in relation to coach development
  • Create rides and answer questions for the beginner section of the club and to share those rides in advance on Facebook
  • Encourage new riders into the sport and club

 

Membership Secretary – Simon Fisher

A club is nothing without its members and this is therefore a vital role.  The contact with the members is important to the club as are the induction of new ones.  The principal duties are:
  • Managing everything to do with membership subscriptions and renewals
  • Keeping the membership database up to date

 

Other Responsibilities

Other committee responsibilities that are jointly handled:

  • Managing the website
  • Managing the clubs social media accounts
  • Co-ordinating club rides and events
  • Organising club kit
  • Co-ordinating sponsors and sponsorship
  • Links with the community

 

Welfare Officer – Caroline Tinsley

This is not a committee position, but is an essential role within the club:

  • Maintaining British Cycling’s high standards in relation to vulnerable groups participating in cycling; allowing piece of mind for participants, their families and cycling clubs by ensuring those working with young people and vulnerable adults are suitable to do so

 

Constitution

A copy of the club constitution can be found here.