Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Short list of Proposals for AGM

Club Rides

  •  Danny Frost (when available) proposed as route leader for each club ride. He will decide route of each weeks ride.
  •  Designated Group Leader/Rear Gunner for club rides. Bob (when available) proposed as Group Leader for club runs(additional groups will need to organise someone if needed). Group leader to advise on route direction, pace, timing, and distance of ride. Rear Gunner to ensure no one gets left behind/lost.
  •  Helmets must be worn on club runs. No exceptions to the rule. No helmet, no ride.
  •  Designated ‘sprint spots’ on club runs. Currently these locations are rather informal, and some could be considered dangerous e.g. the sprint into Bethersden ending at a junction/corner.
  •  Designated comfort break stops on each club run. Locations to be confirmed will hopefully prevent people being left behind when they stop.
  •  Extra loop for faster riders (perhaps 45 miles). It is planned that each group ride arrives back at the cafĂ© at approximately 11am.

2. Thornton RC Blog/Web

  •  Maps of Regular Club routes added to Blog/Thornton RC Website. May encourage new members to turn up for a ride, if they know the route/distance etc.
  •  Addition of a Forum on the Blog to encourage interaction between existing/potential club members. Advertise rides, items for sale etc.
  • Use existing Thornton RC Facebook account as a method for reaching out to new members and communicating with existing members. 
  •  Amalgamation of the website into the blog.
  •  All the present pages of the website will appear as static pages on the blog, accessible via the top navigation.
  • The domain thorntonrc.co.uk will still remain and be forwarded automatically to the blog.
  •  If the above is granted, there can be a static landing page created on the blog as a home page similar to the website, if requested.
  •  If a static landing page is requested, the blog posts landing page will still remain but will be accessible via navigation or sidebar link. 
Club Organisation

  • Designated points of Contact for different aspects of the club e.g. –
- Racing
- TT’s
- Sportives
- Social
- Trips abroad/ within UK Peak district etc


3. Thornton Club Challenge

  • This event organised by Graham proved popular with Club members and saw a big turn out. Extend this event to a regular twice yearly event. Spring/Autumn.
  •  Divide 3-2-1 challenges into different age groups/rider categories to prevent the same few riders winning everything.




4. Racing/TT/Sportives

  •  There is an appetite amongst a number of club members for formalised racing. Therefore, it’s proposed the club affiliates to one or both of the following –
- South East Race League (SERRL)
- LVRC
  •  Organise an Annual Thornton Sportive 

Removed items

1.Awards evening has already been arranged.

2.Club kit will be open to suggestion once the majority of all the remaining purchased prints have been used up. But would still like to keep a retro feel.
- Same with caps, 30 left to use up. Next batch of caps will have plastic peaks.

3.Name of club to remain unchanged :-
- Huge cost involved in changing.
- There is a long history involved with the club name and it is liked amongst its current members.

4. Purchase of Club kit is not compulsory.
- low cost of membership is favoured to encourage high joining rate.


N.B. I'm just a messenger boy.
Please print this off and bring to AGM with you.

Don