Why Fullarton Wheelers

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Derek_Skinner
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Why Fullarton Wheelers

Post by Derek_Skinner » Tue 20 Aug, 2019 8:02 pm

Just a reminder of why we are the main cycling club for Ayrshire:

Regular club runs - Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
Plenty of adhoc runs each week
2 club coaches
Host of 2 Open time trial events
Indoor training facility
Summer and winter league events
Not affiliated to any sponsors
Quality club kit
Financially secure
Members of Scottish Cycling and Cycling Time Trials
Holidays abroad
Holders of the Georgetown cup for 5 of last 6 years
Bags of history, including G Obree

No other club in Ayrshire and possibly the West Coast can match this and perhaps we should be more positive and promote the club to other new and experienced riders in ayrshire.

We do, however, have a few areas to work on including increasing the number of active members on club runs by making each one available to all abilities. Increase our diversity, including female participation. Have structure to the youth set up that allows growth and development. More away days to enjoy other parts of Scotland. A wider and more regular use of the barn during the winter.

Increasing numbers on the club runs would be my priority. Yesterday evening was a good example of a strong turnout and enjoyable run, but it should be like that more often with all members and perspective members feeling they are included.

So a bit of work which is in progress and maybe a few fresh ideas which would be welcome at the AGM later in September.

Derek_Skinner
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Re: Why Fullarton Wheelers

Post by Derek_Skinner » Mon 02 Sep, 2019 3:14 pm

What is not so good at FWCC - not much, but we can improve and perhaps also look to what other clubs are doing.

Firstly, create constitution that protects the members but is also simple to follow and understand. This has been a big project for Guy and we hope everyone takes time to look at the proposals when they are issued.

Club runs tend to be a race from A to B. Which is fine if you can keep up with the strongest riders for the entire run. Should we ride in smaller groups of 6-8 riders, setting off about the same time with options to ride either within your capabilities or at an effort level you would prefer. It appears that speed does effect numbers turning up.

We have 2 qualified coaches who can give advice on riding skills while on the road/track or theory sessions. We should make more use of their experience and perhaps encourage others to take coaching courses. This could encourage cyclists to join our club to improve their cycling ability.

What can we do to make the club more inclusive and in particular to women cyclists and make it known that we are open to new members joining FWCC.

Any suggestions or comments are welcome, so please drop me or Guy a line before the AGM so that we can make available some proposals to the membership.

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