A quick reminder to all that the Xmas Bash will be on Monday 17th December, from 7pm through to 10pm (and beyond!). The venue is the Cheltenham Motor Club in Upper Park St, GL52 6SA (which is at the back of the London Road). Parking is very limited.

Please note that the timing should be taken as informal guidance. Kick off tends to be around 7pm, a large (free) buffet will be available sometime around 8pm…and then we tend to do the Club awards at ~9pm when the food has been eaten and the chances of catching the Chairman with a well flung crusty cob have diminished. The awards themselves are a mixture, some of which recognise exceptional athletic prowess and superb achievement, whereas others are simply earned by falling off a bike in some embarrassing manner!

The bash gives everyone the chance to catch up, share a tale or two of the year gone by and set unachievable targets for weight loss over the festive period.

We hope to see you all then…

Just a quick update following the AGM the other day. The meeting was very well attended, in fact a full house! So a big “thank you” to all those who came along, as well as those who passed on their apologies and some kind comments.

The minutes will be published on the relevant web page in the next month but, in the meantime, here is a quick overview of the new management team:

President Martin McGreary,

Chairman Robin Mainwaring (also Acting Membership Secretary)
General Secretary Gary Rickards
Finance Secretary Jonathan Nicholls

Road Captain Chris Booth
MTB Captain Clive Lewis
Race Captain Martin Cain
CX Coordinator Gordon Smillie
Member without Portfolio Jeff Manners

In addition, the club would like to recognise the people who have either volunteered or been volunteered (!) to assist in the following areas:

Club Welfare Officer Rob Evans

Club Time Trial Series Organiser  Gary Rickards
Woman’s Representative Sally Reid
Club Kit Manager Alex Mackman
CTT ‘Open’ TT Competition Secretary Harry Walton/Scott McCardle
Road routing and assistance Fred Gittings

Social Media Coordinator/Facebook Admin & General Website Tom Parling
Facebook Admin Graham Maycock
TT section Web Coordinator Rob Haynes

Round 10 of Western Cyclocross Leagye, which is being held by C&CCC at Chedworth on November 25th, is under two weeks away now. As usual it would be great to see a good turn out of club riders – see https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/184103/Western-League-Round-10 for more details.

We could still use a few more volunteers to help run the event on the day and to help set the course up on Saturday afternoon. If you can help please get in touch with Gordon via the contact page.

A reminder that it’s the club’s AGM this Wednesday evening – 7:30 at the Exmouth Arms.  See https://www.cheltenhamandcounty.cc/2018/10/cccc-annual-general-meeting-agm/ for full details

Please note that the 2018 AGM will be held on Wednesday 14th November at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham.  The AGM gives everyone the chance to come along to give feedback on the club, as well as help to shape the next year.  As per usual, all elected positions are available to any member (in line with the club rules), with selection via a majority vote.  The AGM is due to start at 7:30pm, with doors open a little earlier.  The venue is upstairs in the meeting room at the back of the pub.  The agenda is available here.  Additional items may also be raised but please note that all items should ideally be raised in advance to either the Club Secretary (Gary) or Chairman (Robin) via the contact pages if required.  Items may also be raised on the day, but those deemed to require further consideration will be deferred for an offline review at a later date.  The meetings usually conclude some time around 9pm.  We are discussing arrangements for proxy voting, should members request that. Similar to previous years, a minor revision of the Club Rules has been proposed so those details will distributed to members’ email accounts using the British Cycling club management tool.

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