Links are to my open Strava account so you can copy the GPX files
All these routes are ridden along public access tracks and trails, whether by road, byway, bridleway, BOAT or RUPP
All are & were legal rights of way when ridden on the date of the ride.
CATS AGM Minutes
Meeting Wed 12th Oct 2022
The Stag, Maidwell
Meeting started 8.25pm
The club finances are in a very healthy state.
The club has had to change its bank account with Nationwide from a Treasures account to a Flex acount after Nationwide closed all treasures accounts on their systems.
This is actually better as the club now has a debit card with direct access to their funds.
The club put on just 2 events, the MMBO event over on Norfolk and the FNSS event at Borough Hill, Daventry, although the MMBO event made just under a £200 loss the FNSS event made over a £600 profit.
It was always known that the MMBO event would probably make a loss but it was planned as a weekend away for the club as well.
The club had a new website built and is attracting 50 - 90 hits a week
2022 Social events:
There have been a few this year, after ride drinks, and weekends away with the biggest one held by Martyn Bevan with his weekend away on the South Downs.
Going forward 2023:
A couple of provisional dates for your calendars:
CATS Annual Christmas social - Wed 14th December at The Stag, Maidwell from 7pm
CATS Annual social club dinner - Wed 25th January 2023 at The Stag, Maidwell from 7pm (Menu choices to follow)
FNSS Annual meeting - Monday 16th January 2023 at The Stag, Maidwell from 7pm
Neil Holman proposed that the club promote another MMBO event out of their area, choosing The Ridgeway near Wantage, Oxfordshire as the area. Date to be confirmed by MMBO & BMBO but provisionally Sunday 23rd April 2023.
Just like with the King's Lynn event, rooms will be booked in a local travel lodge or premiere inn for club members who wish to help and travel down on the Saturday to put out the control boxes.
Chris Perry said he has plans for more "Out of area" rides in Lincolnshire, Dalby Forest and Banbury / Cotswolds (Dates to be confirmed)
Darren Hooper said once his hand operations are over and he is fit again, he would put on a ride around Cannock Chase in 2023.
Martyn Bevan said he would love to put on another "South Downs" weekend and Ginette Spittles said she would liase with Martyn on a date & location.
Chris Saywood said he would like a ride back up in the Peaks and Neil Holman said he would look into planning a ride from either Matlock or Bakewell in late spring after the MMBO event.
Neil Holman said he would organise a few more rides down on The Ridgeway over the winter months to reccie the area but also because it is good riding most of the year (weather depending)
Neil Holman said he would email out the new diary dates and ask members if they would organise some Sunday rides to promote on their Facebook page as well as their website.
Neil Holman said with the website, there are plans to post a few of their Wednesday & Sunday rides on their using Strava GPX files so the site visitors could try some of the CATS routes.
Adrian Killworth said he was putting on a 100km gravel / mtb ride on Sunday 30th October and it will head from Farndon Fields Farm Shop, Market Harborough out to Rugby and Draycote Water before turning to come back to Harborough.
Adrian Killworth said there would be more rides like this in 2023.
It was agreed by all tht the Whatsapp group chats had been a great success, introduced during Covid but could riders also post on the clubs Facebook page if they were organising a ride not on the diary date list.
Meeting closed at 8.50pm