A big thank you to members who either fed into this year’s AGM or were able to attend in person. It was a great day and very useful meeting, made very comfortable by the generosity of The Duchy of Cornwall Nurseries, who provided both a lovely warm meeting room and a wonderful array of cakes as well as tea and coffee.
In his annual report, our club Secretary, David Byfield, reported that CTC Cornwall now comprised 445 members; that the club had used its website and facebook pages to promote the fact that it was now a member of Cycling UK; that two new local groups had been formed during the year – one in Penzance; and one for men returning to
cycling (the Liskeard Easy Rider Group). Both were doing well and the plan was to start a St. Austell group too some time in the spring – and also agreed that members would be notified when a ride was starting, or coming close to their area for a cafe stop.
The year had been successful in terms of events – a great family Christmas ride along the Camel Trail; a camping week end in Bude; and the third annual ‘long’ ride to Clovelly. It was planned to repeat these events in 2018, giving members plenty of notice of the dates, and also to run spring trips to France, one for women and one for men.
Members voted unanimously to carry a motion to retain the name Cornwall CTC for another year but to continue to make it clear that the club was part of Cycling UK and review again in 2018.
With the Treasurer being unwell, it was not possible to approve the annual accounts but members approved the financial report given by David including noting a bank balance of £1348 and arrangements were confirmed for ensuring the audited accounts were completed and submitted to Cycling UK.
Finally, it was brought to members’ attention that members were entitled to 10% discount on Halfords cycle goods (including their offers); it was also agreed that committee members would post photos of themselves both in cycle gear and looking more normal without cycle helmet(!); and it was agreed that when we promote rides we also publish the post code of the cafes.
Following the meeting, some of the group were able to cycle down the hill to Lostwithiel for a delightful pub lunch at The Royal Oak, followed by a ten mile ride round the lanes and back to Duchy Nurseries. Our thanks to David Byfield for organising a truly satisfying day.