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1.The Club shall be known as The Woollybacks Mountain Bike Club, and shall be affiliated to the Cyclists’ Touring Club (CTC)

2. The management of the Club shall be by an annually elected committee, elected at the AGM.

3.1 The Committee shall serve the needs of the Club, and currently (2016) consists of Chairman + Ride Coordinator, Treasurer, Secretary, IT Coordinator, Equipment Officer, Newbie Ride Coordinator, and GPS routes Coordinator.

3.2 During its year of office the committee may appoint additional committee members as the need arises, and may appoint replacements should a member resign part way through the year. These changes will be subject to re-election at the AGM (rule 2).

3.3 Committee decisions shall be made on a majority basis. Where appropriate, an issue may be open to discussion by all members to gauge opinion.

3.4 The committee section of the website shall be used to conduct committee business. Additionally the committee may call a committee meeting if that is considered appropriate.

3.5 Any alteration to the rules shall be made by a majority committee decision, and members shall be informed .

3.6 Any matter not provided for in these rules shall be dealt with by the committee, whose decision shall be binding on all parties

3.7 A Special General Meeting may be called by the committee upon the receipt of a request signed by seven members, subject to at least seven days notice. An Agenda for the Special General Meeting shall be made available to all members. Alternatively this procedure may be conducted via the website.

4.1 The AGM shall be held in January or February, and at least 7 days notice shall be given to members via the website.

4.2 The annual subscription fee shall be set at the AGM.

4.3 The Club’s financial year shall commence on the 1st January and end on the 31st December of the same year. The Treasurer shall prepare a balance sheet and present it at the AGM

4.4 In the event that the club ceases to exist or is wound down, then all assets owned by the club shall be donated to local schools or community.


5.1 Any rider wishing to join the club can sign up for a Newbie Ride advertised on the open forum, and may join if the ride leader assesses him/her as being of a suitable standard.

5.2 Any rider who has signed up for a Newbie Ride (5.1) shall hand a completed membership form to the ride leader at the start of the newbie ride, then, following successful completion of the ride, pay the annual fee and complete the members details form online located here

5.3 any member may, with the ride leader’s agreement, invite a non-member on an official club ride as a guest, provided he/she will vouch for the non-member. The non-member may then join the club if a suitable standard has been demonstrated. The non-member may ride on a maximum of 2 official club rides as a guest, but thereafter must join the club.

5.4 any member may, with the committee’s approval, support a membership application from a non –member provided the member can vouch for his/her suitability. This applies in the case of non-members who have ridden non-club rides (NCRs), or other informal rides.

5.5 returning members (i.e. a rider who wishes to renew membership after a lapse of a year or more) must do a club ride or non-club ride to establish a suitable standard, and submit a membership form and membership fee before being allowed access to the members-only section of the forum

5.6 To renew a membership, members must pay the membership fee, and re-enter their details on line so that the contact list can be kept up to date. located here

5.7 Any member not paying his/her subscription within four weeks of the 1st January in each year shall be deemed to have resigned. They will forfeit all rights and privileges accruing from membership of the Club.

5.8 New members joining after the 30th September of any year shall be entitled to all privileges of full membership up to the 31st December in the following year.

5.9 Members shall be liable to expulsion for unseemly conduct. The Committee reserves the right to strike a member’s name off the Club’s membership list.

5.10 Members must be over 18 years of age.



6.2 Members must observe the Club's Mountain Bike Code of Conduct:
- be aware of access issues
- respect the environment: avoid causing damage, leave no litter, close all gates.
- be considerate to other trail users, give an audible warning and be prepared to slow down or stop.

6.3 Members must be self-sufficient and carry the equipment recommended by the club and ride leader.

6.4 Passengers are expected to pay a fair share of the driver’s fuel costs and parking charges.

6.5 Members and guests participate in all events at their own risk without liability to the Club, its officials or ride leaders, for loss , damage, injury or accident however caused