1. Welcome & Introductions
2. Notes of September meeting and matters arising
These were not available for review. They will be reviewed and agreed at the November meeting. Any matters arsing will be noted.
3. Pedal Power
A new version of pedal power for October will be available in the next few days as some of the information on the present one is outdated. Please ignore the one previously published on the Greenwich elist, as the management committee did not review it before it was published.
Hilary raised the issue that the pedal power editor job is too big for one person and explained to the group that the management committee recommends that a new editorial team replace the existing pedal power editor.
This was put to a vote and was carried with 9 for 0 against and 4 abstainers.
The present editor is to be replaced by an editorial team.
It was suggested that the team be made up of one editor and then others who would be involved mainly in all the distribution tasks.
Action: Hilary agreed to send out details of what is required on the elist within the next few days asking for volunteers and suggestions by October 12th leaving time for publication of pedal power in November.
There was a proposal to set up a subgroup with the main task of updating the website design. This was agreed. Volunteers with IT were sought and Julian Dobson, John Hearns and Karen Marks volunteered to help with Andy organising and setting up the subgroup.
5. Schools project
This was launched on the 22nd September and the launch was very successful. Team extreme performed some great stunts, which the pupils and teachers loved. There are plans to run three maintenance classes after school over the next few weeks.
There were problems with the initial training as the bikes were not available. This meant that those kids without bikes missed out on the training.
An additional bid for £5,000 was submitted to the community chest fund for more money to extend the training into the next term. If it is successful we will be able to train another 40 kids after Christmas.
There are some issues about maintaining the bikes on a regular basis with the possibility of a maintenance session being set up by Hilary over the next weekend. Kate, Liz, Frances and Teri have offered to help with the maintenance session at the weekend. Teri has offered to donate a bike to the school.
The group did the first easygoing ride with the school from the school to Oxleas woods. No kids came on the ride and there appears to be a problem with unaccompanied kids under 16 years old, which need to be resolved.
Some questions were raised about the development of the cycling facilities at the school and the project group were unsure if the bid had been submitted for this. Hilary will investigate and report back to the next meeting.
A bid was also made to the Key Fund for £9,250 to enable us to set up a similar project in another school. Although no schools have yet been approached it was suggested that Abbeywood School might be a suitable venue.
6. Cycle training
There is still some money left for additional cycle training and it was proposed that 4 sessions take place over the next 2 months for adults and children. Two in October and two in November.
Action: Kate volunteered to liase with Denise our cycle trainer. And contact the list of possible participants from the list obtained at the car free day.
This will take place on December 13th (Saturday). In the Greenwich arts centre.
The venue is booked as are the staff required for the bar. Tickets are printed and are ready for sale but are limited to 180.
Prices are £15/£10 unwaged/under 18's £20 after December 1st.
A healthy group of volunteers who will stay sober on the night are required. At least 10 volunteers.
The posters are being printed and will be put in the Greenwich forum for collection and distribution.
Action: Anyone wishing to volunteer to help out on the night please contact Barry.
8. Bike week 2004
We need to start to make plans for bike week next year, which takes place on June 12th - 20th. The LCC is gong to be the bike week company, called LCC Trust as the national organisation are not organising it for London anymore. Next year's event will be leaner and more effective.
£592.92 left over from bike week. We still have two banks accounts but are just waiting for one final check to be cleared and then we can close to old account.
We have a balance of £859.00