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News Letter 2019. AGM Minutes



Dear Club member,

The AGM was held at the Grange at Carleton Pontefract on Sunday 6th January. It was attended by 13 members with 2 non-members present. Another interesting and animated discussion that touched on all aspects of the club. Club subs were an issue brought by the Club Secretary and the delay in them being payed. Club Membership runs from 1st October to 30th September each year! If you do not renew on time your membership will be classed as lapsed.

The 10 series that the club has promoted for decades was also discussed at length. The commitment shown by a few members has been welcomed and outstanding over the years. However promised help at past A.G.M’s has not materialised putting more and more pressure on the event. This linked with the lack of FRC member participation making the event less and less relevant to the club in its’ present format. A vote was taken whether it was viable to provide this event or cancel it. The result was :10 in favour of cancelation against 4 abstentions.

It was also decided to downgrade the Club’s activities on any advertising or Social Media to quick Social riding and Chain Gangs.

Election of Officials


Gary   Proud

Vice President

Tracy   Proud


Sean McKenna




Andy Morgan


Darren Mc Ardle

Welfare Officer

Mark Mills

Media Secretary

Dougie Morrison

Club Captain

Gary   Proud

Vice Captain

Andy Morgan


Gary Proud / Sean McKenna / Andy Morgan / Kevin Troth / Mick   Thackray/ Mark Wilkinson/ Dougie Morrison

Racing Committee

Kevin Troth / Dougie Morrison / Mark Wilkinson / Andy   Morgan / Paul Craven


Sean McKenna /Tracy   Proud/Paul Craven/Mark Wilkinson/Rob Proud

Dinner & Prize Committee

Sean McKenna / Andy   Morgan



Membership fees will remain at to £10 effective from October 1st to September 30th. The membership fees for *Junior* members or members who are in full time education (without pensions!) will remain free, although if they require Cycling UK (CTC) insurance that will have to be funded by themselves. This is now at £25. Second Claim membership also £10

  • A reminder that to ride with the club you will need 3rd party liability insurance.   This can be taken through either:
  • 1. Cycling UK (CTC) affiliation available through the club at £25 per year running 1st October to 30th September. All late renewals forwarded on last day of the month submitted

     2. Private Cycling UK membership or British Cycling Silver or Gold membership.

If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact Andy Morgan club secretary.

Press Secretary

Please contact Dougie Morrison through Facebook (Featherstone Road Club), although Mike Brownlow has offered to add results to web page contact on on either 01132 820627 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."> with any results that you have achieved.

Open Events:- Cancelled


Club Events:- There will be no organised Club events this year other than Social/Holiday Trips

10 mile time trial series


25 mile TT championship


10 mile TT championship


10 mile TT and
  prize presentation


Hill Climb


Dinner Dance and Prize Presentation

Only four official replies received regarding this event so cancelled with possible “low key” event to be considered?

Training Runs / “Chaingang”

As usual every Tuesday and Thursday at 5.45pm from Kendell Cycles. The course for the Winter Chaingang will be on the old A1 around Brotherton & Fairburn. The summer gang on the usual loop into the Cols of South Yorks.

Club Runs

Club runs will leave at 9:30am from the River Bridge at Castleford on Sunday mornings. Come down and have a ride with your Club mates. Also, occasional long rides. Keep an eye on Social media for these.

Club Clothing

As always club clothing is available at Kendell Cycles. Please direct any enquiries to Gary or Tracy at the shop. All reasonable requests are catered for!

And finally…

I would like to wish you all a successful year. If you have any queries regarding the club, please do not hesitate to contact Andy Morgan or our new Facebook page!!

Kind regards,

Andy Morgan