Ride Teams

Ride Lead Team

Advanced Head: Martyn Kimberley
Intermediate Head: Ken Robson & Vince Kitley
Foundation Head: Wendy Reakes
Family & Leisure Head: Mark Hamer


Ride Team Leaders are to organise their respective ride level rota, although not exclusively (allowing for holidays and other personal commitments). Ride leads will be encouraged to add their names/ rides to the Google drive rota minimising the admin work required by each head.
Ride Team Leaders are to be a contact point for members to submit their yearly goals/ targets to. Potentially tailoring a ride program towards these targets. [E.g. Ken’s training plan last year for Ride100]. The Audax/ Sportive calendar could be utilised proactively for this purpose.
Ride Team Leaders to actively assist in ‘levelling up’ riders. The transition ride programme from 2013 could be adopted for this purpose. Levelling up would also include experienced riders assisting in the Foundation rides periodically [Dan H & Gary H have already experimented with this idea].
Ride Team Leaders can be a sounding board for new ride ideas from members. Bank Holiday Specials / Away Days / OP club weekend away etc.
Ride Team Leaders to assist with weekly communications regarding ride schedule, future events and announcements.

It is important to stress that the creation of the Ride Team Leaders is not going to push the club in a different direction. The brief is to simply spread the workload away from Ken and continue the fantastic work that Ken completed before and during 2013.

It should also be noted that there should not be huge amounts of time required to fulfil these objectives for a team rather than an individual. I anticipate that a good deal of the effort could be completed while riding and chatting to club member’s après ride.