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Annual General Meeting

Thursday 22ndNovember at 7.30pm at Long Hanborough Village Hall

This is your opportunity to select the individuals you want to run the club on your behalf. Whilst the current committee are happy to continue in their roles, you as members may have other ideas. If you wish to stand for election to the committee and/or are interested in a particular role please make yourself known to General Secretary Paul Warren or David Hanson. We have several roles that need filling: Open 10 TT Organiser, Road Race organiser, and although we managed without a dedicated Club TT secretary throughout 2018 it would be preferred if one person could be responsible. The departure of Peter Whitfield to Italy has also created the opportunity for someone to come forward to organise the late season Bidlake Memorial Hilly TT. You may know someone who would be ideal for one of these roles, but please seek their permission before nominating them.

Additionally, if you have any agenda items for the AGM please forward these to Paul or David. This is your opportunity to have your say in the running of the Oxonian CC for 2019.

Following the formality of the AGM we will be adjourning to a more sociable environment at the George and Dragon for a beer or two (or whatever your preference is!).

Christmas Supper

The second date for your diaries is Wednesday 12thDecember for the Christmas supper open to all members. This will also be at 7.30pm at Long Hanborough Village Hall. Once again the excellent Paul Allday will be wowing us with his culinary skills. Further details and a booking link will be announced shortly.

Oxonian Cyclocross Event

Well, we need not have been apprehensive after all – our new venue at Standlake proved a major success for the 346 riders who powered around the course. They ranged in age from 4 years to 73, 23% of the riders were female. The women’s race was a new fixture in the Wessex CX League this year and proved very popular for the 40 participants.  Reactions on the day, and on social media have been very positive, with many asking when they can come back!  When we staked and taped the course during the previous day it had rained more or less continuously; but by race day the course had drained well, just as the landowner had told us it

would. The conditions led to fast racing in all the categories, from Under 8s to over 50s. Matthew Wakefield won the Senior Men category and Lindy Brazier-Larkin the Senior Women. Full results can be found here, with links to photographs too. There were Oxonian riders in all race categories: Under 8s, Under 10s, Under 12s, Youth, Women, Vet 40+, Vet50+ and Senior men. The event was organised by the ‘Cross Team’ [Patrick Smith, Paul Warren, Barry Ward and David Jones] and would not have been the success it clearly was without the input of all those who volunteered their time to promote this event – well done all!

 

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