Sunday Ride Winter Rota 2017

New and improved for 2017 with a single ride for both groups.

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About Us

TEAM

ANY TEAM IS ONLY AS GOOD AS ITS MEMBERS, AND IT WOULD APPEAR WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED : CONTACTS AND OFFICIALS

Steve Sharp
Mark Allen
Sally Cunliffe
Nick Rowlands
Sarah Overson
Alex Clewett
Peter Lessiter
Andy Malcolm
Simon Parkinson
Alan Overson
Julie Allen
Justin Lewis
Mandy Rowlands
Paul Rutt
Anthony Hogbin
Steve Sharp

Steve Sharp

Chairman

chairman@vcmelyd.co.uk

Mark Allen

Mark Allen

CLUB SECRETARY

secretary@vcmelyd.co.uk

Sally Cunliffe

Sally Cunliffe

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY

membership@vcmelyd.co.uk

Summary:

The Membership secretary is the central information holder for all membership details. This includes having details of current membership, historical data and income generated from subscriptions.

Responsibilities:

  1. Be known within the club and be available at club activities to liaise with the membership.

  2. Receive applications for membership (renewals and new members).

  3. Maintain the database of members on the British Cycling website.

  4. Issue ‘welcome’ documentation to new and prospective members.

  5. Advise committee members of new membership applications.

  6. Respond to enquiries about membership from prospective members.

  7. Issue annual renewal requests/reminders to existing members – through Facebook and via emails sent through British Cycling.

  8. Liaise with the Treasurer on subscription monies received.

  9. Maintain a record of all expenses incurred and claim back from the Treasurer.

  10. At club functions, be the ‘meeter and greeter’ for visitors and potential new members (where possible).

Person Specification – Previous knowledge/experience:

Have a knowledge of activities and culture of the VCM club. Have knowledge of record keeping. Be able to use IT and maintain the record database on BC. Have experience of dealing with people and people related skills.

Nick Rowlands

TREASURER

treasurer@vcmelyd.co.uk

Sarah Overson

Sarah Overson

WELFARE & CHILD PROTECTION

welfare@vcmelyd.co.uk

Alex Clewett

SOCIAL SECRETARY

social@vcmelyd.co.uk

Peter Lessiter

Peter Lessiter

Go-Ride! Secretary

goride@vcmelyd.co.uk

 

Andy Malcolm

Andy Malcolm

TIME TRIAL SECRETARY

timetrial@vcmelyd.co.uk

Simon Parkinson

Simon Parkinson

RACE SECRETARY

race@vcmelyd.co.uk

Alan Overson

Alan Overson

BRITISH CYCLING COACH

The man behind the thriving, social, growing club as it stands today. Period.

One of the founding members of the club. Time Trial Champion. Legend.

coaching@vcmelyd.co.uk

 

Julie Allen

Julie Allen

WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT

women@vcmelyd.co.uk

Justin Lewis

Justin Lewis

MOUNTAIN BIKE SECRETARY

muddy@vcmelyd.co.uk

 

Mandy Rowlands

Mandy Rowlands

KIT SECRETARY

kit@vcmelyd.co.uk

Paul Rutt

Paul Rutt

PRESIDENT & MASTER OF CEREMONIES

Iconic leader, master of ceremonies, teller of jokes, and all round nice guy.

I started cycling some 8 years ago and used to go with my friend Peter Lessiter for short rides and then entered a charity ride to Paris – we loved it. So much so that we wanted to improve and I certainly, wanted to lose weight. Being 17st on a bike is not easy but I soon learned that regular exercise is the key (Along with a few less burgers!). We decided to take a look at VC Melyd and arrived one sunny autumn Sunday to take a peek. There were only 2 other members riding that day and I have to say it was the hardest day’s cycling ever – in my life. But, as the saying goes what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and stronger I got. In fact, it doesn’t take long to be a capable club cyclist. And from there? Who knows?

As a person who doesn’t like to say no, I have found myself saying yes to various positions in the club and I can safely say that I have met lifelong friends through my association with cycling and VC Melyd.

Go On, you know you want to!

Anthony Hogbin

Anthony Hogbin

WEBMASTER

Glorified typist and maintainer of the VC Melyd website.

Holder of the much coveted “2014 VCM Social Media award”.

webmaster@vcmelyd.co.uk

I started riding … well I don’t know when to be fair. I grew up in an area that was predominantly flat – things were at best ‘rolling’. Things got more serious towards the end of secondary school when I would race the train to school – sure it took the more scenic stopping coastal route, me, the far more direct A Road. Part of road to school and summer job formed the Q10/31, and before too long I found myself joining the local club Thanet RC and time trialling. By 6th form I had a note from my mum giving me permission to ride home as opposed to ‘doing games’…  result.

I joined VC Melyd in 2005. Now surrounded by hills and mountains, the gearing changed but the cyclist remained just had to adapt sharpish! In 2007 I completed the Three Peaks by Bike Challenge with the club – one hell of an adventure! After a few years completely off the bike I returned in 2013 to find so many new faces, so much growth and opportunity – having so many levels to ride at is amazing.

 

 

Map

Car park of Saints Health & Fitness, FFordd Talargoch, Meliden, Denbighshire, North Wales.