It was a good turn out Monday for the annual Bigfoot AGM where we voted in the peeps who are going to guide Bigfoot for the year ahead. To drum up more interest Susanne put up an online voting system which was very successful as we had over 20 members voting plus a few on the night, so thank you all for taking the time to cast your vote and for those club members who put their names and time forward to help keep the club on the straight and narrow for 2014.
Well…ok then… here they are your committee for 2014:
Chairman – Jason A
Vice-Chair – Susanne K
Membership Secretary – Dan A
Treasurer – Matt “Gigolo” Roff
Events Co-ordinator – Simon P
We need to say a big thank you to Susanne for all her efforts during 2013. The club has continued to grow and with Susanne still on the committee and a strong driving force, coupled with the enthusiasm of the new committee members, I can see 2014 being another fab year for Bigfoot.
The club also has a few UTR (under the radar) helpers as well, Janet C who looks after all our CTC membership for the club and individuals, Andrew M who keeps our digital present looing slick and Steve W for his design flare in the “office of graphical acceptability”.
So what does 2014 offer, well we have lots on so to give you a flavour of what we have to fit into the days remaining and what’s going to keep the committee and club members busy:
Target 100 members for 2014
Keeping the Tuesday green/blue, Wednesday blue and Sunday blue XC rides going with Saturday light blue for good measure with plenty of helpers.
Keeping the road rides on Saturday going for the lycra lovers
Monthly Introductory XC ride
Green rides for those returning the to XC fold after a long lay off
Monthly Away days XC
Quantocks, Afan, Cannock Chase, Rhyrader, Brecons, Black Mountains, Mendips, Ridgeway/Swindon
Interclub rides with
Cheltenham, mbSwindon, Bigfoot (London)
Events – social
Looking at bringing back the 3 monthly “curry” night where we look to meet up in either Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud for a friendly chat and some supper..and not always curry MJR!
Monthly club meeting
Common Scrub Bashing
The Summer BBQ and 20th Anniversary day
Events – races
Wentwood, HONC, Wild Boar, Rough Ride, Enduros, etc
Group races like Bontrager 24/12, Mountain Mayhem, Bristol Bike Fest
Scotland long weekender, Alps XC gravity, Alps road
Weekend aways to Wales, Lake District for road and XC
4x at Redhill in the summer, bag jump at Gloucester ski, Skill days, Bike Park Wales Uplift days, FOD uplift days, UK Bike Park
Audaxs, sportives, LVIS, Velodrome/Track,
New club web site for 2014 soon to be launched
Review the SHOP on the web site with new logo and kit
Sort out discounts with local bike shops – Leisure Lakes, Slam69, Noahs and Dursley
I am sure there is more but that should keep us busy for the time being.
Here is to a great 2014 all and we will be expecting to see all members out on rides.