Monday, 9 November 2009

Newsletter

As you may know, I will no longer be producing the Newsletters that many of you used to receive. This is due to time constraints and the fact that the relaunched club website contains all the latest news. However, I know that some of you don’t have regular internet access so I will be producing these single-page efforts to keep you up to date with TRC activity….

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

This years’ AGM took place in the Shepherd & Crook on 24 October. 15 attended. A Copy of the full minutes are available on request. The main points arising were:

The 2 membership categories (Racing and Non-Racing) will be re-categorised as Social Member and Active Member (An Active Member is anyone who attends Sunday club Runs and/or takes part in Time Trials, Sportives, Racing, etc.) Fees are slightly increased to £6 and £12 respectively for 2010. This year a whopping 51 of you paid club subscriptions. Thank you for your continued support.

To support club interaction at all levels of ability we will be adjusting the time and location of the Sunday Club run. From the end of November (exact date to be confirmed) the club run will start at the Railway Café in Hythe at 9.00am for the ‘Fast’ group and Graeme’s ‘Intermediate’ group. Gordon’s steadier paced group will leave the café at 10.00am. The aim will be for all 3 groups to complete their rides at the café for 11.00am.

Thank you to Richard Foster for administering this years’ BARMY Award. Richard has now relinquished this role and I have agreed to take over. To make this job more manageable, if you wish to be involved in the race for next years’ BARMY award you need to forward me details of all your club activities at the end of each month. colin.tuckwell@ntlworld.com

AWARDS NIGHT

This years’ Awards Night will take place on Saturday 28 November, 7.30pm at the Railway Café function room, Hythe. Hopefully turnout will be excellent like last year. 2010 Club Diaries should also be available to purchase on the night, costing just £3.00.

CHRISTMAS LUNCH

A TRC lunch has been arranged and will take place on Sunday 20 December at 1pm in the Shepherd and Crook. Please let Gordon or Toni Spain (new social secretary) know if you would like to attend.

KENTISH KILLER SPORTIVE – 17 January 2010 – Badgers Mount, Nr. Orpington

In addition to the Hell of the Ashdown Sportive many of you are doing, there is another one in January which you might like the look of. It is being organised by our old friend Adie Crothall’s club, GS Avanti. Full details can be found at http://www.riderhq.com/events/kentishkillersportive

Best wishes, Colin Tuckwell