British Cycling Go-Ride Clubmark
British Cycling Go-Ride Clubmark

Friendly Oxfordshire cycling club offering competitive racing and casual club rides
New members always welcome

Members' Area

OXONIAN CYCLING CLUB CONSTITUTION

1. The Club shall be called the OXONIAN CYCLING CLUB (hereinafter termed ‘the Club’). The objective of the Club shall be to provide the facilities and support to allow any member of the public to participate in the sport of amateur cycling. Membership of the Club shall be open to anyone irrespective of age, sex, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or beliefs. Club colours shall be yellow, red, dark blue, and light blue. The Club strip should be worn at all Open events.

2. Applications for membership, on official forms, should be sent to the Membership Secretary, together with the appropriate subscription. The Club Committee may refuse membership or remove it only for good cause such as conduct or character likely to bring the Club or Sport into disrepute. Appeal against refusal or removal may be made to the committee. On acceptance each new member shall be notified of the fact and issued with proof of membership.

Social membership (see 3c, below) will only be granted at the discretion of the committee and must be reapplied for in January each year (except as in 3(b) below). Full members having resigned membership may apply for reinstatement as social members by the procedure stated above.

3.  The Annual Subscription shall be:                              Family*

a) Seniors/Veterans                               £12

    Juniors (16/18)                                  Free                    Free

    Juveniles (under 16)                           Free                    Free

            * For family rate one membership must be at full Senior Rate

    Social member                                  £12

Students whose 1st claim Club is Oxford University CC or Brookes University CC  - £5

Renewal of subscriptions to maintain membership becomes due and payable on 1st January each year. Renewal after 1st March constitutes a break in membership and will be treated as a new application.

b) Election after the 30th September covers membership to 31st December of the following year.

c) Social membership category is designed to enable those who wish to join Oxonian social events and club rides. Social members may upgrade to full membership at any time during the year, informing the committee by letter that they have resigned their previous club's 1st claim status, and paying the difference in fees, if any, between full and social membership rates. Social members are not entitled to:

·         enter club races, events or coaching sessions

·         represent Oxonian CC in Open events

·         score points in club races, establish club records, or win club awards or trophies

·         become a committee member or vote at the club’s AGM

d) Members who have served the Club long and meritoriously may be granted Honorary Life Membership, at any Annual General Meeting of the Club. A Certificate to this effect shall be presented to the members.

e) Applications for Life Membership at a rate of five times the Senior annual subscription may be made by members after 10 years’ consecutive membership.

4. The income and property of the Club shall be used solely to achieve the objective of the Club and shall not be paid or transferred to any member of the Club by way of bonus, dividend or profit. 

5. There shall be an Annual General Meeting in November each year the agenda for which shall be distributed to members at least two weeks prior to the meeting. Only those propositions appearing on the agenda may be voted on, except at the discretion of the Chairman. Nominations for official positions should be submitted to the General Secretary for inclusion on the agenda.

6. The affairs of the Club and all matters of business shall be managed by a Committee comprising Chairman, officers and members, all of whom shall be elected at the AGM. Five to form a quorum at any Committee meeting.

7. Only full members shall be elected to hold office in any official capacity in the Club.

8. At the AGM an Auditor shall be elected to audit the accounts for the current year.

9. The Committee shall meet once a month or more often if necessary for the transaction of Club business. In the case of equality of votes the Chairman shall have the casting vote. Any member being absent from three consecutive monthly meetings may cease to be a member at the Committee’s discretion. The Committee may elect another member to fill the vacancy.

10. A General Meeting of members may be called at any time by the Committee or at the request of any twelve members of the Club given in writing to the General Secretary. Such a meeting shall be announced by 10 days’ notice given by the General Secretary to every member of the Club.

11. Complaints and suggestions should be made in writing to the General Secretary who shall lay same before the Committee at the next meeting.

12. Club property must be returned to the General Secretary immediately on termination of membership.

13. All questions as to the interpretation of Constitution and matters not provided for in the Constitution shall be left to the discretion of the Committee.

14. No alteration of Constitution may be made except at a General Meeting.

15. Upon dissolution of the Club any property or any other assets remaining after payment of debts and liabilities shall be distributed amongst the Governing Bodies to which the Club is affiliated. The assets shall not be distributed among its members.

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