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VP page – So Now What?

First, a huge thank you to those of you who voted for me for VP of our cycling club.   Whether you voted for me or not, I will do my best not to disappoint you.

So now what?

Assuming the next AGM is in May 2015 and that people are thinking about what the committee has done about a month before that, I reckon I have about 10 months.

I thought about putting in place a scheme where the club would buy all your unwanted bike parts at above market rates but that sort of policy seems to have backfired in other countries in the region so we’ll steer clear of outright buying your affections.

So for a couple of weeks I’m crowdsourcing ideas to see where you want us to focus attention.

To get the ball rolling, I’ve been sent one already which ties in with the great work Nico has been putting in organising club trips to Mersing and KL.

Ride Of The Month (ROTM) (maybe two months but that doesn’t sound so good)
We already have guidelines on what sort of trip will be eligible for club funding, so I want to sort out a rolling calendar of rides covering a rolling 12 month period that will (almost certainly) run with club support and funding so that you can think about what ride you want to do and when.  I’d like to form a small trip working group from the member (all starting to sound too much like work now!) but let’s try to do it over the TdF or Vuelta so we can enjoy the cycling at the same time (I have Eurosport unlike many bars or restaurants so I’m happy to play host).

What do I need from you lot?
Simple really, I want your ideas, and some indication of whether you are willing to help make them happen, and in relation to the ROTM, anybody who wants to be involved in getting that off the ground (Nico, you’re already in, there’s no escaping now).

Send your thoughts to or to RTI at

I’m looking forward to seeing what you all come up with.