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    • The link below is for the CTT each member of PVCC who wants to ride in the Georgetown Cup/League must register on the website below.  This website gives you all TT races and events. And loads of info on TT in general.    Make sure you put your club as Paisley Velo.   https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/   Those who have Face Book can book a time slot by messaging them https://www.facebook.com/GeorgetownLeague/  
    • Hi guys   The weather is looking as good as it has done all month, which is not saying very much at all.  The proposed route for this Sunday is down to Largs.  We'll go down the track towards Lochwinnoch then up and over the Haylie Brae and down to town for a cafe stop.  Will decide on the route back at that point but there are a few options depending on the weather (including the train!)   Keep your eye on the whatsapp group in the morning for any updates.  If the weather is truly manky we may change plans.   Remember Tubes , lights , tools , nutrition , money , mobile - No rider left behind!   Cheers Andy    
    • Winter cycles ,    Leaving Abbey 9am , cycle round airport, Georgetown, Houston , West Glen , Kilmacolm, Clune, back to Kilmacolm, Cafe Break there or Bridge of Weir then cycle back home , can add extra if we want    Meeting 0850 Abbey   We are only as fast as slowest cyclist , start together finish together    Remember Tubes , lights , tools , nutrition , money , mobile   Captain Dave Barr
    • Agenda 1. Approve New Committee Members & Positions. 2. Approve changes to Committee structure.      Terry explained how 8 members agreed to run Club last October and after meeting last Nov, the following was agreed. Club Captain  - Terry Nelson Vice Club Captain - Andy McLeod Treasurer - Greg Hiddleston Route Captains - Ian Morris, Terry Nelson, Andy Taylor, Gavin Moore Competition Captains - Andy McLeod & Andy Taylor Kit Captains - Tahir Ali & Andy McLeod IT & Social Media - Mark Syme, Greg Hiddleston, Tahir Ali New Members & Safe Cycling - Ian Morris & Any Taylor.   Club Captain appointment to run for 1 year from AGM ( Oct) Vice Club takes over as Club Captain at AGM New Vice Club Captain voted in at AGM Other positions to be approved at AGM Committee members can hold more than 1 position in Club.   Role of Club Captain - to maintain membership of British/Scottish Cycling and CTT                                                   to liaise/meet with British/Scottish Cycling/CTT                                                   to assist / support other committee members. Role of Vice Club Captain - to support Club Captain                                                               to act as secretary to Club                                                               to assist/support other members of the committee. Role of the Treasurer - Maintain all financial affairs of the Club                                                    Collect membership fees and maintain membership lists                                                    Control all Club spending                                                    Complete Tax return.   The above was voted on by the members present and was unanimously approved.   There were presentations from the  various committee Captains.   Route Captain - Ian Morris Back to 3 rings this summer - Wee, Middle and Big  A Calendar of rides for the year has been developed and will be posted on website, however there will be rolling 6 week program from the calendar which will also be posted on website. This program will give more info on distance, elevation and Ride Captain. Start times will remain at 9am at the abbey on a Sunday, however this may be adjusted due to length of run, if cars are needed or weather. There will be a Saturday Fast Bunch, Captained  by Gavin or Mark, meeting 8am at the Abbey - Route is IBM. There will also be a Tuesday  Chaingang ride Captained by Terry or Andy McL, meeting 6.30 at the Abbey - Route is West Ferry/Clune/Georgetown   Competition Captains - Andy T & And McL Saturday 6th June - Social 2up TT followed by BBQ at Boarding House.                                              Teams of 2 selecting 1 from Big/middle ring and 1 from wee ring                                               Both members must be on front at least twice                                               Route  - Georgetown. 10th June  for 10 weeks Georgetown League TT -  members to enter as individuals if they wish                                                                                                                     route is Georgetown                                                                                                                    CTT rules apply. 23rd July to 27th August - Club TT competition.                                                            individual competition                                                            split into 3 groups (committee decides cut off times)                                                            prizes for 1,2,3 overall + best in group2 and group 3.                                                            route - Georgetown                                                            standard rules apply                                                            timekeeping support to be advised.   5th September - Georgetown Cup - Club Team Competition though individual entry.                                                                                 fastest 8 times used                                                                                  CTT rules apply 4th October - Club Hill Climb competition                                  1 Climb                                 3 groups (committee decides cut off times)                                                                                Prizes for 1,2,3 overall + best in group 2 and group3.                                 Timekeeping support to be advised.  Following the competition - there will be a Club Ride ( all rings)   23rd August - Alternative TT - Bit of Fun                                                                    Course is from Car Park in the Sky ( Glennifer Braes) to Canny Man ( approx)                                                                     Timekeeping - will be via Strava segment   Following this there will be a full Club Ride ( all rings)   Kit Captains - Tahir & Andy McL Andy gave a brief summary of the history of the Club kit - there has been 4 previous kit designs and outlined a summary of our current supplier Pactimo. Tahir explained the benefits of new supplier Endura  -  Scottish Manufacturer                                                                                                                          Higher Quality, more options                                                                                                                          5 week lead time, 5 units min. order                                                                                                                           Though more expensive  for some items (approx 15%)                                                                                                                           Life time crash damage option The meeting then had a chance to view the 2 designs shortlisted and were able to feel and try on samples of the type of jerseys and jackets. The meeting was then asked to vote on which design they liked best and Design 1 was overwhelmingly approved. This is mainly Black with a Broad Green band across the chest and back with Club logo. The right hand sleeve and shoulder sport a Paisley Pattern  design with green armbands to finish incorporating  the Club logo again.  (Picture on whatsapp Velo group chat) Bib shorts will remain same design as current. Outer wear - waterproof / winter Jackets  will follow current outer wear design with vertical green stripe  There are several options of jersey, s/s,l/s,  All Options and prices will be made known seperatly as will the order process.  This is a major change for the Club and delivers a modern design incorporating the famous Paisley Pattern.   There is no compulsion on members purchasing the new kit, and there will be  mixed kit on display on rides, this is the current situation as we have a totally different design of jerseys and jackets at present.   Racing - British/Scottish Cycling this year allow us to register 2 kits/jerseys with them                    CTT do not stipulate a specific kit - just that it must cover shoulders and torso. Members who have purchased race kit - skin suits etc are able to continue racing in the current kit   IT, Website and Social Media - Mark Syme                                                                      Update to main Website                                                                     Update Calendar with Rides for the season                                                                     6 week advance Program with more detailed info                                                                     Ring Captains to submit summary after each ride to update FB  and Forum                                                                     Whats app groups, website members, strava page to be updated after 29th Feb                                                                     Current website contract locked until October 20.                                                                      Objective to drive more traffic via website and FB page    New Members - Ian Morris                                       New brief on website which has own button and contact details                                      Bunch Riding skills brief on website    Safety Captain -  Andy Taylor                                       Personal Responsibility                                       Ride Captain brief to be developed                                       Next of Kin notification - Andy to develop system/method that allows ride Captains access to this info in the case of emergency.                                           Terry Nelson gave a presentation to Derek McBurnie - ( Past Chairman ) for his service and guidance to the Club over the last 3 years. ( gifts also reserved for Liam McDaid and Greame Galbraith)   Terry summed up the evening with a list of official events Club members have entered for the coming season, including sportives and trips away.   This evening represents a step forward for the Club, with a new committee, a program of events, rides and competitions and a new Kit design. It has taken several months and a bit of work to get to this point and I would like to thank all my fellow committee members for their hard work, input and commitment.   Viva la Velo!