10 January 2018
Thanks to Sikka and Tessa we have a ride scheduled for 21 January. So, any offers for 4 February? Quite a lot to report this time.
There are teething problems with the new online membership system and so far there are a number of people who haven’t yet managed to renew their membership – only 23 have so far, so please check. Julian will be sending out a reminder once things have been sorted out
The 2018 AGM
We’ll have our AGM sometime in March (but see also below). In the last newsletter I wrote
If anyone, preferably someone living fairly centrally,would like to host the AGM please let me know. We’ll try and sort out the best day of the week nearer the time.
I will wait until the end of this month before making a final decision. I’ve had no offers – but that was before Christmas when it’s difficult to think beyond the end of the year. Obviously, it’s best if it doesn’t always take place at the same venue. Roger and Suzanne hosted it last year. Sue and I are happy to take it on this time if no one else wants to.
STOP PRESS: Mick and Anne have kindly volunteered to host the AGM
The Easter Meet – Nominations and Motions
We have until 10 February to propose motions and make nominations for the national AGM at the Easter Meet. I propose to nominate Bob Harber for Standing Orders Secretary – a role he’s performed very effectively for several years now. This is subject of course to his approval – and to no-one objecting. I will wait until the end of this month before going ahead.
I have no motions to suggest but if anyone else has we can have a meeting before 10 February to debate this. Let me know ASAP if you have any proposals to make. In the meantime, I’m attaching the motions being proposed by National Committee. We can decide our view of these at the AGM
Last year only Sue and I were at Chester to represent B&H Clarion. We may not be able to make it this year due to family commitments. But I hope our section will be adequately represented. Please read on!
The Easter Meet – Message from Alan Kiddle of London Clarion
I hope you had a great Christmas break?
It’s now just 85 days until Easter so please can I ask that you let your members know about the forthcoming Easter Meet? It’s the one weekend in the year when Clarion members from across the UK have been meeting up for over 100 years to socialise and cycle together.
London Clarion has been working hard to organise an Easter Weekend where there are lots for everyone to enjoy regardless of age or cycling ability. There is a pump track at Hadleigh Park which will be great for those bringing children as well as the Adventure Island amusement park and the longest pier in the World. For those who like Mountain Biking there will be the chance to try the 2012 Olympic course at Hadleigh Park. There will also be a 10-mile time trial on Easter Sunday.
To book accommodation at the Park Inn Hotel in Southend (which will be the HQ for the weekend) members just need to call the hotel Tel 01702455155 and mention National Clarion Easter Meet 2018.
The following special prices have been negotiated:
- £60 Bed/Breakfast Twin / Double Room (per room per night)
- £55 Bed/Breakfast Single Room (per room per night)
- £90 family room including breakfast (per room per night)
It is a £10 Extra per room per night for a sea view.
Once you have booked your accommodation, don’t forget to buy your tickets for the weekend. Tickets are available for the whole weekend or either the Saturday or Sunday. Tickets need to be booked using Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/clarion-cycling-club-easter-meet-2018-tickets-35860523792?ref=ebtn
For more details about the Easter Weekend please visit the National Clarion website https://clarioncc.org/easter-2018-southend-on-sea/ or visit the Events section of the National Clarion Facebook group
Looking forward to seeing everyone at Easter if not before!
Talk on Suzanne’s book
Brighton and Hove National Trust Association.
22 January 2018, 7.30pm at BHASVIC
“Sketches of Brighton 1827” by Suzanne Hinton.
In 1827 a French nobleman came to Brighton for the very first time. Suzanne relates some of his experiences and thoughts.
Hope I haven’t forgotten anything – let me know if I have and I’ll send it out as a supplement!