Third notification of the Off-road Commission’s AGM January 18, 2017UncategorizedOffroad Commission This is the third notification of Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission Annual General Meeting (AGM). This meeting will take place on Saturday 21 January 2017 – Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport. Meet at 11:30 with start time at 12:00. Tea and coffee will be available on arrival, however, there is no lunch scheduled so make sure you eat before you arrive.
Positions on the Commission The commission will be made up with the following 8 positions. All of the posts are up for re-election.
Chair Secretary Treasurer DH co-ordinator XC co-ordinator CX co-ordinator Enduro rep Youth Development Co-ordinator Note: The volunteers currently in the following positions have stated that they will not be standing for 2017 – Secretary, DH co-ordinator and Youth Development Co-ordinator. The Chair has to step down this year after serving the maximum of 2 years.
You can put forward nominations for the above posts by following the criteria below. You can also put forward motions, again, using the format below. Nominations and motions for change must be sent to the commission secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) by close of play on Wednesday 18 January 2017 (date has been extended due to the website being down). The secretary will confirm receipt of your email.
Nominations All nominations must be from a current Cycling Ireland member aged 18 or over. The nomination should read “I, <your full name>, Licence number <your licence number>, would like to nominate <full name of candidate> for the position of <position>.” Note: The candidate must be aware of the nomination.
A list of nominations received so far is shown at the bottom of this post.
Motions The motions must be put forward by a Cycling Ireland member and must begin with the line: “I, <your full name>, Licence number <your licence number> would like to put forward the following motion…”. Please ensure the motion is clear.
The person who puts forward the motion MUST attend the AGM or their motion will not be heard.
A list of motions received so far is shown at the bottom of this post.
Who can attend?
All members of Cycling Ireland clubs can attend however only nominated delegates from the clubs are entitled to vote (see club list below). All attendees must sign in with their name, club, and licence number (either 2016 or 2017). The meeting will be chaired by the current chair person, Martin Grimley.
Looking back on 2016 Review of the minutes from 2015/16 AGM (link to minutes here) DH report XC report CX report Youth report Accounts Elections Motions The year ahead
Nominations in so far
CHAIR – none
I, Chris Campbell, Licence number 16a41070, would like to nominate Martin Grimley for the position of Secretary I, Graham Beckett, Licence number 17LC1092, would like to nominate Martin Grimley for the position of Secretary
I, Brian Roban, licence number 16L0409 I would like to nominate Iain Smith for role of Treasurer
DH CO-ORDINATOR – none
I, Chris Campbell, Licence number 16a41070, would like to nominate Max Power (Maciej Staroniewicz) for the position of xc Co ordinator. I, Graham Hand, Licence number 17LC1448, would like to nominate Maciej Staroniewicz for the position of XC-Coordinator. I, Terence O’Neill, Licence number 17lc0119, would like to nominate Maciej Staroniewicz (Max) for the position of the XC Coordinator.”
I, David Conroy, Licence number 17A30065, would like to nominate Andy Layhe for the position of Cyclocross Co-ordinator . I, Gary Sheils, Licence number 17A20041 would like to nominate Andy Layhe for the position of CX Coordinator.
I, Brian Roban, licence number 16L0409 I would like to nominate Stevie McDonald for Enduro Co I, Steven Bradley, Chairman of Team Moco, Licence number 16LC1404, would like to nominate Stephen McDonald for the position of Enduro rep.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
I, Paul Birchall, Licence number 17A40127 (M50), would like to nominate Andy Layhe for the position of Youth Development Co-ordinator.” Note: The candidate is aware of the nomination.
PROPOSALS SO FAR
I, Andy Layhe, Licence number 17LC0467 would like to put forward the following motions:– 1. Allow underage (U14, U16) national cyclocross championship events for 2017/2018 season. 2. Ensure underage CX race durations are in line with other European nations and rules. 3. Allow riders to self fund or crowd fund for World Championships if CI funding is unavailable. 4. Ensure adequate notification is provided to riders selected for overseas events. 5. Justify the reasons for sending riders to the European Championships as opposed to the World Championships and the reasons for not stating non worlds participation at the start of the season. 6. Formation of a sub cyclocross Committee or separate CX Commission similar to the way BMX is structured. Additional posts such as ‘CX Youth Development’, ’CX Coach’, ‘Women CX Rep’ etc, could be created within a CX Committee. This would further develop and progress the discipline as a separate entity.”
I, Lisa Millar, Licence number 16LC2571, would like to put forward the following motions: Across the country we drop the poorly supported Cross Country S2 women’s category, leaving “Elite” and “Sport” categories. Junior women should be allowed to ride in whichever category most suits their ability. Also, I propose that the Junior women category gets merged in with Women for the XC nationals
I, Gary Sheils, Licence number 17A20041 would like to put forward the following motion “To re-introduce the team prize for the M40’s category for the 2018 Cyclocross National Championships. The M40 category has increased in numbers in recent years and was stacked with quality riders throughout the 2016 season, on par with the Senior Category. I believe many competing Clubs now have several riders competing in the M40 Cyclocross scene. Competing at Team level will be good for individual Club participation, motivation, moral and team spirit in the pits.
I, Martin Grimley, Licence number LM-0188922, propose that the gridding for the Irish National Cyclo-cross championships be based on the following system: Grid position 1 – should go to the last year’s winner Grid positions 2 – 12 The next grid positions are based on UCI points (if applicable for the age category) Grid positions 13+ – based on the regional cyclo-cross championships (Ulster, Leinster, Munster, Connacht)
This should encourage the riders to attend their regional championships.
Points would be awarded to riders in the regional CX championships based on the number of riders in their age category Points would then be based on the table below. Where there is a tie on points preference is given to the region of last year’s winner.
CX regional championships points
Riders cannot compete in more than one regional championship.
I, Paul Birchall, Licence number 17A40127 (M50) would like to put forward the following motions. 1) I would like to ensure that a Youth National Cyclocross Championship be strongly considered for 2017 and thereafter. The reasoning is to help create a pathway for youth in CX. 2) I would like the commission to seriously consider self-funding riders for international events including the worlds under agreed criteria – we do not want to create a situation where only the those who can afford it can travel though do need to create a system where our better riders have the opportunity to race abroad. 3) I would like to see the commission supporting provincial cx coaching days for all categories. Information above posted to IDMS Facebook and shared here. ...