Group Annual Meeting minutes Feb 2019

Bromley Cyclists Group Meeting

Bromley Parish Church
St Peter and St Paul’s
Shortlands RoomChurch Road 
Kent, BR2 0EG

Monday 11 February 2019 – 7.30pm+

Agenda Items

  1. Open and welcome

Attendees: John Wood, Linda Rampling, Tom Campbell, Derek Mark, Richard Gibbons, Jonathan Coulter, Tim Wild, Jim Callinan, Tracey Parker, Sarah Charles, Joe Wand

  • Apologies


  • To consider the minutes of the Group Meeting on November 2018 for approval

Proposed by John and seconded by Tim. Approved

  • To receive and approve the Bromley Cyclists Group annual accounts

Proposed by Tom and seconded by Richard. Approved

  • To elect officers to the posts of coordinator, treasurer and secretary

Group coordinator: John Wood. Proposed by John, seconded by Richard. Approved.

Treasurer: Linda Rampling. Proposed by Linda. Seconded by John. Approved.

Secretary: Sarah Charles (on a 6-month trial basis). Proposed by Sarah. Seconded by John. Approved

  • AOB

There was a discussion on group communications. Sarah suggested using WhatsApp, although the point was made that this might not work for 200+ people.  It was also suggested to post events on Facebook.

Richard said that he would continue in his transport, traffic and infrastructure role with the Management Committee, but that he would now focus on the Orpington side of the borough.

It was agreed to tell people in the next London Cyclist magazine insert that they needed to agree to receiving LCC email communications to receive the group’s email newsletters.

Jim talked about the Bexley Saturday rides he helps lead that have proved tremendously successful at getting new people riding. There are 30+ regular riders, with 25 new riders. There are four active ride leaders. The rides are mainly organised on Facebook but also through WhatsApp and Let’s Ride. It was agreed to link up with a Bexley ride.

The group agreed that Bromley Cyclists needs more ride leaders. It was agreed to add a call for ride leaders in the London Cyclists magazine insert.

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