Report of our AGM held on February 6th

Family cyclists with banner: Make Winchester Better by Bike

We held our first Annual General Meeting last month. South Downs Social made us very welcome, in their delightful café and emporium. We have had some nice feedback from some of the 30-or-so attendees, that the evening was informative and enjoyable.

The official minutes of the meeting can be downloaded here. Here is a brief summary of the event.

​The formal agenda

Welcome: Sue Coles gave a brief history of the foundation of Cycle Winchester, five years ago.

Chair’s report: John Arthur presented a summary of his annual report for 2022, which can be read in full on the Cycle Winchester website here.

Treasurer’s report: Mike Caldwell presented a financial statement for the year-ending 31st December 2022, which can be found on the Cycle Winchester website here. Mike also announced that South Downs Social will kindly offer Cycle Winchester members a 15% on food, drink and cycling items in the store.

The financial statement was approved by the meeting with no objections.

With the current officers elected for a term up until the AGM in 2024, and no objection from the members, officer elections were not held.

​Informal items

M3 Junction 9: Andy Key gave an account of a successful outcome from Cycle Winchester’s regular stakeholder meetings with National Highways consultants. Sustained pressure has managed to see a cycle-link from Kings Worthy to Winnall re-instated in the design, which has now been submitted as part of their Development Consent Order.

Is Winchester a ‘Bicycle City’? Emma Street presented a review of the Copenhagenize Index, which attempts to distil the attributes of a successful cycling city. How does Winchester match up? This will be a topic to be explored further in 2023.

Cycling quiz: We closed the meeting with a lighthearted quiz about cycling. James York had the highest score, winning a year’s free membership of Cycle Winchester.

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