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UPCOMING 2019 AGM – SEPTEMBER 2nd INFO BELOW

Hello MCC members,

I’d like to take this opportunity to provide an update prior to the AGM being held on Monday September 2nd in Alexandra at the Alex Hotel from 6:00pm with meeting kicking off at 6:45pm. There will be some nibbles and drinks to begin with to get things rolling, so make sure you come early enough to say hi.

It’s been an exciting year for the club and for the region in general when it comes to cycling. Below is a snapshot of the headline events and projects.

Lake Mountain – LM2M open day held back in February. Huge day with more than 400 riders shuttling back up from Lady Talbot Drive. MCC pulled together once again to facilitate another seamless day. Great to see another MTB facility in our region of that calibre – a big win for us as locals and kudos to LM resort management for making it happen.

Rubicon Gravel Camp – great weekend had by all with around 80 riders and campers supported by 10 or so MCC club members alongside Andy & Melodie White (FYXO fame). We’ve already locked in the 2020 event to be held on March 21-22nd.

MTB Skills and Progression Clinics (and rides for fun) – The beginning of 2019 saw the intro of these organised events held at Buxton led by Jodie Morrow (with help from Kim Raymond of course) for women facilitated by women. These opportunities will be an integral part of where I believe the club needs to be heading, I hope you do too.

Road Signage – Hopefully you’ve seen some of the ‘Cyclists Ahead’ signage rolled out over winter. This was a project that MCC worked alongside MSC (council) to make happen. The funds were grant money from up above and it was nice to see a local contractor got the gig to install. Another win!

Eildon MTB Park – This one is a work in progress so Neil will provide an update of where we are at and what we are planning for 2020. The Eildon MTB project has a subcommittee in place to help keep things ticking along rather than trying to have the whole committee and officers meet at the required intervals which is every couple of weeks. The project is led by Neil Hall (Project Manager) and supported by Mark Newman, Matt Hodge (GMW), BJ and Marcus Horn. All have had a hand in getting the project off the ground after the initial desire to formalise the trails was discussed near on ten years ago.

If you think you’d like to be involved in any part of the club as an officer or a member of the committee, can I please ask you get in touch before the AGM? That’s not to say you can’t just put your hand up on the night, more that the planning and task delegation (it isn’t much really and always sits with your strengths and passion) that goes in to forming a productive and prosperous committee benefits from discussions as early on as possible. I Invite all members to submit what direction they feel the club should follow. Any suggestions, ideas or constructive criticism i.e. feedback for the committee, please email them through.

I look forward to seeing as many of our current and future club members as possible on the night.

Happy trails and ride safe,

Andrew Irwin

MCC Club President.

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