2016 AGM Minutes

Rossendale Road Club Annual General Meeting


Present: Will Brown, Linda Felton, Paul Warrener, Adrian Watts, Damian Ludlow, Norman Lomax and Riche Watts
Apologies:  Derek Schofield, Mick & Tracey Taylor

1.     Opening remarks – Chairperson

It has been a good year for the club, 5 open events, 2 time trials, I mtb event, 1 cx event and a hill climb, for a small club we punch above our weight, my personal thanks to all who get involved with making these a success. They are all well received by the competitors and officials alike.

We ran over 20 club events, some more successful than others, which are up for discussion later.

Thanks to Damian again for organising the Sunday rides , these could be better attended, if anyone has any ideas we can discuss them at the end of the meeting.

The press results have been good again this year thanks to Derek Schofield, but he can only report on what we as members tell him.

Thanks to Mike O’Shea for administering the SPOCO league and also collating the Harry Law series

2.     Minutes from last meeting – 30th November 2015           Proposed                    Seconded
3.     Election of Officials

Post                 Willing to Stand              Proposed                     Seconded

a.     Chairman          Adrian Watts                           

b.    Secretary          Will Brown

c.     Race Secretary  Paul Warrener

d.    Treasurer           Linda Felton                            

e.     Social Sec        Norman Lomax         Richie Watts    Paul Warrener

f.     Publicity           Derek Schofield          All position passed enbloc

g.    Welfare             Lisa Greenwood

h.     Website             Russ Milnes
4.     Treasurer’s Report       Linda presented her accounts and these were accepted and are available for inspection.

Subscriptions to be left at the same level and the preferred payment method is BACS payment with a copy of the membership form emailing to Linda Felton and Secretary Will Brown.
5.     Club events
a.     Whalley to Settle and Festival of Britain to be discontinued

It was felt that we should look for a course nearer to the valley to continue the Festival event.

b.    Tuesday ‘Harry Law’ Hapton 10 dates for 2017

i.      Dates Evening 10’s – 2/5 9/5 16/5 23/5 30/5 6/6 13/6 20/6 27/6 11/7 18/7 25/7 1/8 8/8 15/8 22/8 29/8 There will be 2 categories for this series the usual TT series and also a Roadmans series where road bikes only are used (no TT bars allowed) It will be the best 8 to count and we will be awarding an open series award to non club members.

ii.      Roadman Hill Climb 4/7/17 and 5/9/17 The result will be decided on both event ie the total time for both events will decide the winner of the Roadman’s Hill Climb Cup

c.     Club Open Events

i.    SPOCO – Bolton by Bowland – 25 February 2017

ii.    Woodplumpton Hill Climb – 7 October 2017

d.    Midweek Mountain Bike Race Lee Quarry – July 2017
e.     CX Event (NWCCA) Landgate Quarry  – 17th September 2017

6.     AOB The future direction of the club was discussed and Norman Lomax offered to produce a ‘SurveyMonkey’ survey to go out to all members to get a feel from all members hopefully on what is required to include the possibility of a name change to show that we are and inclusive club not confined to the road.

It was proposed by Richie Watts and seconded by Paul Warrener that we elect John Leach as an Honorary  Life Member, this was carried unanimously.

7.     Date of the next meeting:  Monday 30th January 2017 at the Jolly Sailor.

8.     The meeting closed 21:45