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The CONSTITUTION of CAITHNESS CYCLING CLUB. (Amended 1st August
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 Scottish Cycling and Scottish Cycling (North).
Membership will be open to all interested in cycling who adhere to
the rules of the club.
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, or immediately after the AGM if this is
later than 1st of January. Those joining on or after 1st
October will be exempt from paying subscriptions until the following
Club Committee will normally consist of the following club
TIME TRIAL SECRETARY
Child Protection Designated
MOUNTAIN BIKE SECRETARY
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.
Each 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
committee will be empowered to co-opt members onto the committee to
There will in addition be an Auditor who will audit the accounts of
the club prior to each AGM.
officials will normally be elected at the club AGM.
AGM of the club will normally be held in November, January or
February. Additional meetings will be called as or when required or
upon the request of at least three members.
agenda for the AGM will be:
Notice of Meeting
Apologies for Absence
Minutes of Previous AGM
Matters arising from Minutes
Annual Reports for the Club:
Time Trial Secretary
Matters 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 Year"
Other Competent Business
STANDING ORDER FOR MEETINGS
motion or amendment will be seconded immediately after the moverís
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
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 Extraordinary General
Meeting (EGM), and with advanced notification of 14 days.
income of the club shall be solely used for furthering the
objectives of the club and for no other purpose.
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 club.
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.
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
rules of Scottish Cycling and Scottish Cycling (North), plus any
other organisation to which we may affiliate, will be adhered to for
clubs colours will be shown on the club web site.
one may ride in club colours in open events unless he or she is a
fully paid-up member of the club.
club annual Best-All-Rounder BAR) competitions will be based on a
riderís best times for the season at specified distances. These
times are then converted into speeds and averaged. Youth BARs are
based on a riderís two best times at 10 miles and best time at 25
miles. Junior, Senior (Female) and Senior (Male) BARs are based on
best times at 10, 25 and 50 miles.
club events a new rider is allowed up to three races before
membership is necessary. These three may count towards any club
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 competitions.
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.
CAITHNESS CLUB TROPHIES
YOUTH POINTS CUP.
Awarded on a 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.
HANDICAP LEAGUE CUP.
(Norman D. Smith Trophy.)
To the winner of the Handicap League.
Awarded for the fastest 25m TT in a club or SC(North) event.
ROAD RACE CUP.
Awarded by the committee.
(Victor Polanski Trophy.)
Awarded by the committee
the winner of the club Hillclimb.
YOUTH BEST ALL ROUNDER CUP
Based on a riderís two best times at 10 miles and best time at 25
miles. Confined to club and SC(North) events. Eligibility: Under 16
years on the day of the race.
JUNIOR BEST ALL ROUNDER CUP
(The Thurso Citizens Association trophy)
Based on a riderís best times at 10, 25 and 50-miles. Confined to
club and SC(North) events. Eligibility: To the end of the year in
which a rider is 18 years old.
LADIES BEST ALL ROUNDER CUP.
(The Leisure Activities Trophy.)
Based on a riderís best times at 10, 25 and 50-miles. Confined to
club and SC(North) events.
SENIOR BEST ALL ROUNDER
(Mack Mowat Trophy.)
Based on a riderís times at 10, 25 and 50 miles. Confined to club
and SC(North) events.
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.
CLUB MEMBER OF THE YEAR.
To the club member of the year. Awarded by the committee.
Awarded for a special effort on the day. Awarded by the committee.
JUNIOR ROAD RACE
Awarded to the first Junior in a nominated road race.
Eligibility. To the end of the year in which a rider attains 18
Awarded to the winner of a nominated road race.
MACK MOWAT ROSEBOWL
Awarded to the winner of the Mack Mowat Memorial 25-mile time trial.
Fastest 25 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Senior, Junior,
Youth. Club or SC(North) event. Male + Female
Fastest Club 10 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Senior, Junior and Youth. Male
Handicap League 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
Hillclimb 1st, 2nd,3rd.
BAR 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Senior, Junior and Youth.
Ladies Cup 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
RULES FOR THE CLUB HANDICAP LEAGUE
club confined time trials organised are included.
placingís are to be decided in a "club handicap system". (See
below.) 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.
other club time trials
points are awarded by the Time Trial Secretary.
Points may be awarded to timekeepers and marshals.
Handicap Times are the riderís best time in the current season
riderís 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.
new rider or one who has not raced for three years when points are
not awarded for the first race.
Maximum points are awarded to the rider who performs best
compared to their handicap time.
the end of the season medals are awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.