Oxford TRF Annual General Meeting

The November meeting will be the election of officials, all the current positions will be up for election. Anyone wishing to stand needs a proposer and second and the candidate with the most votes will be elected.

If you cannot attend the AGM you will be allowed to vote by email. Nominations and votes can only be accepted from current paid up members.

Current officials

  • Chairman: Bill McIntyre
  • Vice Chair: Chris Blomfield
  • Treasurer: Steve Pickford
  • Membership Secretary: Bill McIntyre

Group Representatives: Adrian Allen, Martin Smith & Patrick Robinson (all three are standing down.)

Rights of Way Officers:

Chris Hurworth & Chris Blomfield

Newsletter Editor: Manuela Beis

Equestrian: Ian Clarke
(Ian has said he will not stand again. As we no longer have any local events, this position may no longer be required, so we need to vote on dropping it or continuing.)

Please let me have your nominees so I can email out the voting papers and collate replies before the November meeting to allow email votes to be included at the AGM.

The Scott Time and Observation Trial

Mid October is always the Scott Time and Observation Trial, 70 miles and 70 sec-tions over the moors centred around Reeth. I have been going for the last 10 years and the numbers coming along with me have increased from two to nine. However, it was six this year: myself, Chris B, Godfrey, Ernie Millar (Loddon Vale), Irish John from Herts TRF and one non member, Russell. The idea is to have a ride out Friday afternoon, watch the trial Saturday with a few green lanes thrown in, and full day out Sunday.

Wayay boys it’s time to go, remember to say your prayers before you go to bed!" This caused amuse-ment amongst his regulars, especially when the boys were going out the door he produced a crow bar telling them that this was the universal key that they could borrow if they were locked out. Sunday was our big day setting off along a UCR to Low Row, then Crackpot, a loose shale climb. Here I found that the Serow would not go up hill and the back wheel kept spinning. Looking at tyre it was OK but the front wheel had locked solid. I cracked open the union on the calliper and brake fluid shot up in the air, nipped it up again, and all was well again. Up over the open moorland with re-duced visibility until we descended to pick