The Constitution of the Caithness CC (Amended 13th September 2005)
club will be called the "Caithness Cycling Club" (Founded February 1963),
hereinafter referred to as the "Club".
encourage and foster all forms of cycling, including the promoting and
organising of all forms of racing. To this end the club will affiliate to the
Scottish Cyclist’s Union through the North of Scotland Cycling Association.
Membership will be open to all interested in cycling who adhere to the rules
of the club.
The annual membership fee will be as decided at the Annual General Meeting.
This will be payable at the time of joining and thereafter on 1st January
each year, except for those joining on or after 1st October who will be
exempt from paying subscriptions until the following January.
The Club Committee will normally consist of the following club officials:
TIME TRIAL SECRETARY
ROAD RACE SECRETARY
Child Protection Designated Officer
SECRETARY OF FUND RAISING AND SOCIAL EVENTS
official will be asked to stand for the same office for more than one year.
However, an official can volunteer, then be proposed to remain in office.
office should be as clearly defined as possible, i.e. where possible terms of
reference should be available. Committees with vague areas of responsibility
should be avoided, e.g. Racing committees.
committee will be empowered to co-opt members onto the committee to fill
There will in addition be an Auditor who will audit the accounts of the club
prior to each AGM.
All officials will normally be elected at the club AGM.
The AGM of the club will normally be held in September or October.
Additional meetings will be called as or when required or upon the request
of at least three members.
The agenda for the AGM will be:
Apologies for Absence
Minutes of Previous AGM
Matters arising from Minutes
Reports for the Club:
Secretary of Fund Raising and Social Events
arising from Annual Reports
Alterations/Additions to the Constitution
Election of Officials
Club Fee for Next Year
Nominations for Sports Council "Sportsman of the Year" and "Sportswoman of the
Other Competent Business
STANDING ORDER FOR MEETINGS
motion or amendment will be seconded immediately after the mover’s speech.
more than one amendment is proposed to an original motion, the amendments
will, having all been clearly stated, be set against the motion in turn.
will be competent at any time for any member to move formally:
That the question now be put.
That the meeting proceed to the next business.
Voting will in general be by a show of hands by those present and eligible
to vote. Changes to the club constitution and rules will require a
two-thirds majority, i.e. 2/3 in favour at a general
meeting of the club. All other matters to be decided by a simple majority.
In the event of a tie in the voting the chairman (normally without voting
powers) may make the casting vote.
Only fully paid-up members can vote at any club meeting.
quorum of 50 per cent or 7, whichever is the less, will be necessary before
any rules of the club or changes to the constitution can be made. This can
only be done at an AGM or Special General Meeting, and with advanced
notification of 14 days.
The income of the club shall be solely
used for furthering the objectives of the club and for no other purpose.
In the event of dissolution of the
club any assets remaining after settlement off all debts and liabilities shall
not be paid or distributed among members but shall be given or transferred to a
recognised charitable organisation(s) having similar objects to those of the
The club runs will be conducted in an orderly and safe manner. The committee
will be empowered to take such action as they consider necessary against
members breaking this rule.
The runs organiser will be the sole judge as to whether or not a bicycle is
a fit and roadworthy condition before taking part in a club run.
RULES OF RACING
The rules of the SCU and NOSCA will be adhered to for racing.
The clubs colours will be a gold body with a 6² emerald green band.
(to be modified to the new design)
one may ride in club colours in open events unless he or she is a fully
paid-up member of the club.
The club annual Best-All-Rounder competitions will be based on performances
at 25, 50 and 100 miles for seniors, 10, 25 and 50 miles for juniors and 10
and 25 miles for youths.
For club events a new rider is allowed up to three races before membership
is necessary. These three may count towards any club competition.
After three races a rider is ineligible to ride a fourth race unless a
paid-up member. If through oversight or other reasons a rider does compete
in a race for which he is ineligible, the times are invalid for club
For other club competitions, e.g. Tourist Trophy, or Place to Place Records,
etc, rides are only valid if performed by a paid-up member.
Second Claim Members will not be eligible for club awards.
TRACK CUP (VICTOR POLANSKI CUP)
Awarded on a points basis viz, 3, 2, 1, points for first, second and third
placing in any open track race.
FASTEST "25" (WASHINGTON SHIELD)
Awarded for the fastest 25m TT in a club or NOSCA event.
JUVENILE 10 MILE CUP
Awarded on points basis for club 10 mile time trials. For "N" Youth Finishers,
the fastest will receive "N" points, the last, 1 point. Eligibility: - Under 16
years on the day of the race.
JUVENILE "BEST ALL ROUNDER" CUP
Based on a riders 2 best times at 10 miles and 2 best times at 25 miles.
Confined to club and NOSCA events Eligibility: Under 16 years on the day of the
Based on a riders 4 best times in Caithness C.C. 10 mile time trials. (Club or
Open Events). All female members of any club in Caithness are eligible.
JUNIOR "BEST ALL ROUNDER" CUP
Based on a riders best times at 10, 25 and 50-mile time trials to give a mean
speed. Confined to club and NOSCA events. ELIGIBILITY : - To the end of the year
in which a rider is 18 years old.
SENIOR "BEST ALL ROUNDER" MACK MOWAT CUP
Based on a riders times at 25, 50 and 100-mile time trials to give a mean speed.
Confined to club and NOSCA events for 25 and 50 mile and any SCU event for 100
ROAD RACE TROPHY
To be awarded to the first club rider in our 62 mile or nominated Road Race.
TOURIST OF THE YEAR SHIELD
Awarded to the person who has done the most for touring during the year, either
as a tourist or as an organiser.
NORMAN D SMITH MEMORIAL CUP
To the winner of the Handicap League.
To the club member of the year.
Awarded for a special effort on the day.
Fastest 25 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Senior and Junior, and club or
BAR 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Senior, Junior and Youth.
Fastest Club 10 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Senior, Junior and Youth.
Handicap League 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
Ladies Cup 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
MACK MOWAT BOWL
Awarded to the winner of the Mack Mowat 25.
Awarded to the first Junior in a nominated road race.
Eligibility: As 9a(vi).
Awarded to the winner of a nominated road race.
NOTE: For many years the
nomination race of (ii) and (iii) has been our 62-mile road race.
RULES FOR THE CLUB
HANDICAP LEAGUE (FROM OCTOBER 1989)
This particular competition lends itself to "10’s" only and this is how it has
The competition is to be called the "Handicap League".
All 10 mile time trials organised by the club are included.
each event placing’s are to be decided in a "club handicap system". The
first place is awarded 6 points through to 1 point for 6th place. If there
are less than 6 riders first place starts at 6 points, to encourage
competition in adverse conditions.
the end of the season medals are awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
CLUB HANDICAP TIME
This is the riders best time in the current season
a riders first race in the season when his best time the previous
season (or the last season in which the rider complete, if this is within the
last three years) is used.
a new rider or one who has not raced for three years when the maximum
handicap time for the first two races is:
miles 27 mins 00 secs
rider beats these times in the first race, then the riders actual time is taken
for the second race.
placing’s are then arranged to the margin by which a rider beats, or is behind
his or her handicap time.