- The meeting started with a moment of reflection for Graham Webb
- Our guests were announced and welcomed.
- Our speakers were Marcus and Kirsty Mumford, a lovely young couple from Evesham who have cycled around the world on a tandem. Even though they were unable to connect their computer presentation, they were able to completely win over everyone with their heart-warming account of circumnavigating the northern hemisphere, and they are now starting to think about the southern hemisphere as their next challenge! Here is the link to their website if anyone would like to look at some of the pictures and read more about their trip: www.shesnotpedallingontheback.com
- We discussed the British Cycling official report, issued less than two hours before our meeting. There was real concern that the membership of BC was being deliberately bypassed, and that a few people at the top of BC were being allowed to leave on their own terms after such a monumental failure of governance. The major concern was that BC were treating 133,000 BC members as being irrelevant.
- Our “Your Choice” question this month was “Is the British Cycling brand tarnished?” – misheard as “Varnished” :-)) 50% thought it was; 27% thought not; 23% not sure.
- Our Secretary produced another special award “Going the extra mile” and presented this to Steve Bullen for visiting both Shoreham-by-Sea and Shoreham, Kent in his efforts to give Bryan Stout a good send-off.
- The cafe at the Cyclopark has recently changed management, and members who have donated items should urgently reclaim their property.
- Ray Pascoe sought support to proceed with crowdfunding for the Giro d’Italia video.
- The Wall encouraged all to take part in his TdF “investment”.