After the awards evenings, I attended some AGMs.
First was the Leicestershire Cyclocross League AGM, held at the Coalville Wheelers club house. I thought it would be great to support my local ‘cross league, which was doing so well after just two seasons. On arriving, we were given the agenda and the results from the survey. The survey results were very interesting, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading and studying them (I love data and graphs!). There were about 12 people there. I was youngest, by quite a bit, and the only female (other than Karen from BC). There were many interesting discussions, about gridding and what we should do with the unclaimed prize money, plus some suggestions about next year. We even got a sneak peak at dates and venues for next season – it’s looking to be an exciting season. New committee members were elected and whilst I was interested, I couldn’t quite commit. After the meeting, I changed my mind and decided to go for it. I am exciting to get involved and have an input on my favourite ‘cross league.
Next was the university cycling club AGM. I attended and ran for Ladies Captain last year, but lost out in the only contested role. I’d still be involved in the club, leading rides and Wattbike sessions, when needed. I even won Unsung Hero at the Christmas dinner awards. This year, I was still determined to go for Ladies Captain. There was some fear that Rosie would also run for it, but she decided to go for another role. Hence, I was the only one running for this role. I still did my speech about who I was and what I was planning to do. It was a great night, looking back on the successes of the year and hearing what everyone was planning on doing in their committee role. Plus, the free pizza is always a bonus. I’ll have to attend a handover meeting in a few weeks, then, I’ll do my best to get more women on bikes.