Agenda below, apologies for the delay. Cheers Rob
NWCCA 2014 AGM Agenda
- Review of previous AGM minutes
- Secretary’s Report
- Treasurer’s Report
- Election of Officials – Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary
- Date fixing for 2014/2015 calendar
Youth riders to annually register to the league, this is to provide up-to-date contact details. A number will be assigned to each rider; race numbers will be returned after each event and travel to the next event in the number box. Assigning numbers will enable league standings to be updated by the click of a button as opposed to the time consuming manual task it currently is. Registration fee to be decided.
Under 12/10/8 riders to annually register to the league, this is to provide up-to-date contact details. A number will be assigned to each rider; race numbers will be returned after each event and travel to the next event in the number box. Assigning numbers will enable league standings to be updated by the click of a button as opposed to the time consuming manual task it currently is. Registration fee to be decided.
A minimum prize list to be introduced for both boys and girls in Youth, Under 12, Under 10 and Under 8 categories. Currently some events pay out Top3 and 1st girl, other top 3 boys and top 3 girls.
- Alan Cook
We buy 20 space blankets to be put with the numbers and taken from venue to venue - to protect riders, helpers etc. from hypothermia if conditions turn nasty
- Michael Gregson
More information/better signing of start areas if they are a quite a distance from finish line, pits, car parks.
For rider categories junior and above, new or lower ability riders may enter the other race subject to approval from the commissaire and organiser e.g. a new senior rider taking part in the veterans & women’s race. The rider will not be eligible for prizes or league points.
- Dean Smith
Remove average league points when riders are competing at clashed National Trophy Events. This year I would like to see the free points for going to the national rounds scrapped based on riders able to get max points for races yet not actually supporting the league. I understood the argument for this but if these riders are serious about competing on a national level then they should not be rewarded by their league for doing so but come race locally and be happy to be in a fight for points like the rest of us who race, organise, marshal etc etc to keep the league going. No other league in the country bribes there riders to go race nationally and if they are at that level then why wouldn’t they go anyway.
Increase the number races organisers and commissaires can claim average points for, from 3 to 4.
If a rider provides a delegate to perform their volunteering role at a race, they cannot claim average league points if the rider themselves are not taking part in the event. If a delegate is provided, the rider can take part in the race and will receive the league points for their finishing position. If they fail to finish the race, no league points will be awarded.
Counting Events – The North West Cyclo Cross Association’s league is calculated at the end of the season and is based on riders’ best results in 75% of that season’s total number of events and travel to the next event in the number box. This will be subject to annual review. Complaints have been received from riders that there are too many counting events.
Review of race categories and timings. Some other leagues run Under 50, Over 50 races. Yorkshire this year have moved the senior race before the vets due to the lower numbers in the senior race.
Our current format:
11:00 – Youth (30mins)
11:45 – Under 12 (15mins)
12:10 – Under 10 (10mins)
12:45 – Veterans & Ladies (40mins)
14:00 – Senior & Juniors (50mins)
- Mick Speirs
Time gap between Veterans and Senior race to be increased to 45mins. if the was increased to 45 minutes it would give the seniors enough time to pit for the vets and still have time to get ready for their race. Likewise, the vets will have enough time to clean up and be available to pit for the senior race. As an added bonus it would also give the organiser more time to sort out the result of the vets race and more time to prepare for the senior race.
- Update on Transponders
- Any other business