CTC AGM & Dinner
CTC comes to Glasgow for 2014 AGM – Saturday 10th May, 2014
Glasgow loves a gathering and next July the world will come to Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. CTC Glasgow invite you to get in ahead of the crowd for CTC’s AGM and National Dinner on Saturday10th May. Join with CTC Councillors, staff and members to be part of CTC’s future. Companionship, cycling, the many pleasures of the city and indeed of Scotland, will also be on offer.
The venue the ‘Radisson Blu’ hotel is right next to Glasgow Central Station, just four and a half hours from London by train, and just 200 yards from the Clyde and NCR 75. Glasgow is a hub for National Cycle Routes, leading to Edinburgh, the Clyde Coast, the Highlands and the Borders.
After the success of the Volunteer Networking Workshop last year’s we will be running the sessions again in the morning of the AGM. This gives the opportunity for CTC Member Groups, Clubs and individual CTC members to take part in a series of informal round table workshops exploring various aspects of organising cycling activities, which will be followed by a buffet lunch. Registration for the event is essential and to find out more contract Sue Cherry (details below).
Cycling is now rapidly moving centre stage nationally. The AGM in the afternoon will deal with how CTC is meeting the opportunities and demands of this new cycling landscape, and its own status and image within it. Motions for AGM are now being accepted and can be sent to the Chief Executive Gordon Seabright by Friday 14 February 2014. They must be proposed and seconded by two CTC members and CTC Council strongly recommends contacting Gordon Seabright or a CTC Councillor to discuss them first before the deadline.
The 2014 Agenda will be added nearer the time.
In the evening of the 10th May CTC Glasgow will be hosting the National Dinner being held at the same venue. It will be a chance to fellow CTC Members for an enjoyable evening. For booking you need to complete the Dinner booking coupon below and email it to Sue Cherry.
A good reason to come to Glasgow is to see cycling preparations for the 2014 Games. The new Commonwealth Games facilities mean that, in addition to Sunday’s programme of rides, there will be the opportunity to try out the new Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome (Bikes and tuition are supplied). Or get an idea of what faces the elite Road Race and Time trial cyclists by riding, where possible, the unique city centre course. Unfortunately road closure has to wait until the Games!! Those mountain bikers amongst you can have fun on the nearby the Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Trails (again bikes are available to hire).
Rides on Sunday, hosted by CTC Glasgow, will include a short family ride taking in the new Glasgow Transport Museum with its historic cycle collection and the renowned Burrell Art Collection in Pollok Park. A moderate 30 mile ride goes out to Whitelees, the largest mainland wind farm in Britain. For the energetic, a 60 mile ride will go into the Trossachs national park and the edge of the Highlands.
Further information will be available nearer the time or you can contact Sue Cherry on 01483 238302 or via email email@example.com
To find places to stay click here Places to stay and other attractions The city has the best shopping outside London, and the new Zaha Hadid Transport Museum by the Clyde, voted best in Europe, with its bicycle display will be part of a family ride. Longer options will include going up to Whitelees Wind Farm visitor centre.
CTC Glasgow Newsletter is below for some more information on the Sunday rides.