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Notice of Annual General Meeting 2019

The South Perth Cycle Club Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday,   23 March 2019 at 9am.  This will be held at Dome Westralia Plaza (5/167 St Georges Terrace, Perth) following the usual Saturday ride.

There will also be the usual breakfast at Dome on this morning from 8:40am onwards. $15 (cash only) will get you a drink and access to the famous Dome SPR breakfast buffet.

Please RSVP in the comments section of this post so we know how many people to cater for.

Each year at the AGM all office holder and general committee positions are declared vacant.  In order to keep the club moving forward and meet the needs of all, it is important that the SPR committee is representative of our broad membership.

Initial indications are that the club will need at least 2 new committee members for 2019.

Positions on the committee include:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Race committee representative
  • Kit committee representative
  • Social committee representative
  • Training and development representative
  • General committee members

There is also an opportunity to assist the club on the following  sub-committees, and new volunteers are always welcome:

  • Race sub-committee
  • Kit sub-committee
  • Social and sub-committee
  • Training and development sub-committee

If you are interested in joining (or continuing on) the main committee or one of the sub-committees, please email admin@southperthrouleurs.com.au

Please note that to be a committee member or to vote at the AGM you must be a current financial member.  You can renew your membership here.

Nominations are due by Sunday, 17 March 2019.

General Meeting – 9 June 2018

Your club is run according to a set of rules which are outlined in the club’s constitution.  In case you haven’t seen it before, you have always been able to find a copy of it on the club website – here.

In 2015 the State Government made changes to the law which outlines the requirements for these rules – the Associations Incorporation Act 2015.  In order to comply with some of the new requirements of this law we have to update our constitution.

If you click here you can find a copy of the proposed constitution.  If you have comments or queries in relation to the new rules please contact the committee via admin@southperthrouleurs.com.au, so that those concerns can be considered.

In order to adopt the new constitution, it is necessary to hold a General Meeting of club members.  Notice is given that this General Meeting will be at 9:00am on 9 June 2018 (post the Saturday ride) at Dome Westralia Plaza, Shop 5 Westraila Plaza, 167 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000.  There will be an attendance register for current members to sign.

Note: We will NOT be running a Dome buffet breakfast as we normally do in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting.

2018 Annual General Meeting

The South Perth Cycle Club Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday,   17 March 2018 at 9am.  This will be held at Dome Westralia Plaza (5/167 St Georges Terrace, Perth) following the usual Saturday ride.

There will also be a club breakfast at Dome on this morning from 8:40am. $15 (cash only) will get you a drink and access to the famous Dome SPR breakfast buffet.

Please RSVP in the comments section of this post so we know how many people to cater for.

Each year at the AGM all office holder and general committee positions are declared vacant.  In order to keep the club moving forward and meet the needs of all, it is important that the SPR committee is representative of our broad membership.

Positions on the committee include:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Kit committee representative
  • Race committee representative
  • Social and Women’s committee representative
  • Training and development representative
  • General committee members

There is also an opportunity to assist the club on the following  sub-committees:

  • Kit sub-committee
  • Race sub-committee
  • Social and women’s sub-committee
  • Training and development sub-committee

If you are interested in joining (or continuing on) the main committee or one of the sub-committees, please email admin@southperthrouleurs.com.au

Please note that to be a committee member or to vote at the AGM you must be a current financial member.  You can renew your membership here.

Nominations are due by Sunday, 11 March 2017.

Annual General Meeting

The South Perth Cycle Club Annual General Meeting  will be held on Saturday,  25 March 2017 at 9am.  This will be held at Dome Westralia Plaza (5/167 St Georges Terrace, Perth) following the usual Saturday ride.

There will also be a club breakfast at Dome on this morning from 8:40am. $15 (cash only) will get you a drink and access to the famous Dome SPR breakfast buffet.

Please RSVP in the comments section of this post so we know how many people to cater for.

In order to keep the club moving forward and meet the needs of all, it is important that the SPR committee is representative of our broad membership.

Positions on the committee include:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Kit committee representative
  • Race committee representative
  • Social committee representative
  • Training and development representative
  • Mountain bike committee representative
  • Website representative
  • General committee member

There is also the opportunity to assist the club on the following    sub-committees:

  • Kit sub-committee
  • Race sub-committee
  • Mountain bike sub-committee
  • Social sub-committee
  • Training and development sub-committee

If you are interested in becoming (or continuing) a member of the main committee or the sub-committees, please email amanda.nabi@iinet.net.au.

Please note that to be a committee member or to vote at the AGM you must be a financial member.  You can renew your membership here.

Nominations are due by Sunday, 19 March 2017.

Club sub-committees being formalised!

Sub-committees for the club are now being formalised.

Sub-committees being formed are for:

  • Race
  • Training and Development
  • Kit
  • Social

If you’re interested in being part of one or more of the                         sub-committees…even if you’ve indicated previously then please contact the relevant Committee Member within the newly endorsed Club Committee for 2016 list below:

  • President – Peter Mah
  • Vice President – Julian Johnson
  • Treasurer – Daniel Harvey
  • Secretary – Amanda Nabi
  • Race Delegate – Luke Dawson
  • Training and Development Delegate – Leigh Outschoorn
  • Kit Delegate – Andrew Ballam
  • Social Delegate – Laurensia Rosana
  • Website – Jordan Brock
  • General – Heiko Potzeldt
  • General – Rob Ramsden

Annual General Meeting and Breakfast

The South Perth Cycle Club Annual General Meeting  will be held on Saturday, 12 March 2016 at 9am.  This will be held at Dome Westralia Plaza (5/167 St Georges Terrace, Perth) following the usual Saturday ride.

There will also be a club breakfast at Dome on this morning from 8:40am. $15 (cash only) will get you a drink and access to the famous Dome SPR breakfast buffet.

Please RSVP in the comments section of this post so we know how many people to cater for.

In order to keep the club moving forward and meet the needs of all, it is important that the SPR committee is representative of our broad membership.

Positions on the committee include:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Kit committee representative
  • Race committee representative
  • Social committee representative
  • Training and development representative
  • Mountain bike committee representative
  • Website representative
  • General committee member

There is also the opportunity to assist the club on the following    sub-committees:

  • Kit sub-committee
  • Race sub-committee
  • Mountain bike sub-committee
  • Social sub-committee
  • Training and development sub-committee

Further information about the roles of the sub-committees can be found here.  If you are interested in becoming (or continuing) a member of the main committee or the sub-committees, please email amanda.nabi@iinet.net.au.

Please note that to be a committee member or to vote at the AGM you must be a financial member.  You can renew your membership here.

Nominations are due by Sunday, 6 March 2015.

Pickering Brook Race Series – Round 1

A large contingent of SPR folk both in club kit and sponsored team kit competed in Round 1 of the ever popular Midland Cycle Club Pickering Brook Race Series.

Round 1 involved an 7.5km Individual Time Trial followed by graded Road Race…laps of a 7.5kms circuit.

There were different measures of success on the day, some competing in their first road race, some stepping up a grade and some making it on the podium.

Here are a few photos of the day.  More can be found the Midland Cycle Club’s Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/midland.cycleclub.1?fref=ts

Wormall Girls 2 DOME Boys Dave Hind D grade Craig James Ben Jackson SPR 2

SPR’s Newest Members

We are proud to announce the safe arrival of our twin girls, Remy (1865gms) and Tilly (1725gms).  Born at 35 weeks on Monday 18/05/2015 in the afternoon. Everyone doing well, all at home, and settling in.

Thank you to everyone for all the support and care shown throughout the pregnancy, all the pushes up the hills, and protection on the rides, we are greatly appreciative.

Looking forward to getting back on the bike soon.

From

Tony, Kizzi, Remy and Tilly xxxx

Remy and Tilly

Journey to the ATTA 160km Time Trial…

Posted on behalf of Lorna Henson…

My journey towards becoming the Australian Time Trial Association”s 160 km State Time Trial Champion for 2015 started in December 2014 with the commencement of ATTA”s “Birds in the Park Series” and then continued onto the “Hilly Series”.   Whilst these time trials were tough they were quick to educate me on what my strengths on the bike were and the skills that were going to require improvement.  With each time trial came new learning, more refined skills and the realisation of my enjoyment of time trialing.

The next hurdle was to transition from competing on a road bike to a time trial bike…what a whole new experience that was.  Through the generosity of a fellow cyclist I was loaned a TT bike.  I practiced for weeks on end and once again my hard work paid off with me winning a medal at the UWCT Perth Time Trial Qualifier Event in April.

In the same month a fellow SPR Chick encouraged me to give the ATTA 160 km Time Trial Championships a go.   I was a little hesitant initially what with still being relatively new to the time trialling scene and the longest time trial I”d ever competed in falling short by 80kms.  I soon thought well why not?  It would be a challenge and I”d just give it a go…what would be would be.

Preparing for the 16O km time trial required me to go easy on the bike in the week…this was strangely a challenge in itself given how much I love being on my bike.   The day came quickly.   I got to the registration desk, signed on, loaded my pockets with fuel, the bike with water, set my Garmin and then was off for a short warm up to calm the nerves a little before I lined up at the start.  With 30 secs before take off all I could think about was the 160 km ahead of me…arrgh!  It was a mix of feeling nervous but also curious to see how I would go.

I started fast and realised as I looked down at my Garmin that I had 155 km to go…arrgh!  I thought geez I best pace myself here otherwise I”ll be in trouble.   The easterlys were tough and at one stage I hit a whirly whirly down old Bunbury road.   Mentally I was trying to focus on online casino my ride and maintaining a pace that would suit the conditions of the day.  In the last 10 kms two things were going through my mind…I”m close to finishing and keep pushing hard through the tough easterly head winds,  These were certainly testing on the last stretch of road I had to ride.   I kept thinking of the relief I would feel crossing the finishing line and the sense of achievement having given the unknown a go.  I pushed so hard to get there and with out knowing what my time was I soon learnt that I had finished in first place and 4th over all including men…just 33 seconds off third place.LORNA 160KM ATTA TT CHAMPION 2015

A week later it feels great to have achieved something I wasn”t sure was possible.   I”m thankful to be surrounded by the support of my partner Chris, my three kids and a bunch of great cycling friends who in my two years of cycling have willingly given me lots of advice and got me through the ups and downs.  There”s still lots to learn but with each achievement I humbly continue to ride to my strengths and try to have fun along the way!

Thank you from Davina!

I wanted to write a few words to send a huge thank you to all the SPR members for your support through my “vehicle v’s Davina” crash on New Years Eve. I have been overwhelmed with what the club community has done to assist me. For those who don’t know, I was involved in an accident where a car hit me from behind whilst I was taking off at lights Tonkin Hwy & Morley Dr. My bike was badly damaged and I sustained minor injuries to my right side due to the impact. The driver was largely uncooperative to address the situation which was very frustrating and time consuming. It has certainly challenged me mentally, as I am quite frightened when in similar situations now still- and have been spotted doing much more footpath riding (which is not great training). More time still. I am thankful that I was much luckier than Mike Bonner (whose wheel I try and hold whenever I can) and even Peter with his recent bike v’s bike crash.

We have had some discussions at home about what is club community, and how it can be both positively and negatively. This positive example has really impressed me and I am grateful for feeling supported. Thank you to those who have contributed.

There has been quite a lot of discussion about motorists v’s cyclists in the media in recent months. Luke (husband) made a good point that when we use the bike/shared paths; cyclists are in effect the motorists, and walkers are the cyclists. So rather than contributing to the debate, what can I do differently to improve the situation? Could we/I be more considerate and patient to other path users when I am riding and overtaking them? For all the cyclist-hater drivers, there are plenty of cyclist-considerate drivers; I am going out of my way to be super considerate to the drivers and be openly thankful and helpful in my signalling to promote a sense of sharing.

I had an interesting moment at the top of Mundaring Weir Rd on the Sunday long hills ride a couple of weeks back. Some of the ladies I’d been riding with all introduced ourselves, after I’d spoken the response was…”So you are Davina”. I am generally a very private person, who stays out of the centre of things in most cases. For those of you who don’t know, I was riding with Peter and ‘the club’ before we became SPR/SPCC and have watched it grow to what it is today. I have raced internationally in Europe/America/South Africa with UCI professional and the Australian National Teams. The last couple of years, I have focused on injury rehab, family and have been competitive at a NRS (National Road Series) level. I do a little bit of coaching, and don’t really want to expand on this currently, but I am happy to give my best answers about racing or training whilst out on a ride or at the coffee shop if you have any questions. If you are looking for a coach, I hear often that Toby Brown is a good choice.

On a final note, I just want to acknowledge all of the enormous work that Peter has put into the club, hours and hours of his own time. Thanks Pete for the club community that we have, the monster that you created.

Happy riding!

Davina Summers.