Trustee news: Spring 2023

Karl Fenlon appointed as new Treasurer

Karl FenlonThe Camcycle Board of Trustees is delighted to announce that they have co-opted Karl Fenlon as the charity’s new Treasurer. Karl brings with him a wealth of experience in governance and financial strategy and hopes to use his corporate experience to bring a new perspective to the Camcycle team.

Having relocated with his family from Battersea to Ely some years ago, Karl has experienced a range of transport options and has personal experience of the improvements needed for cycling in the area. He hopes that joining the Camcycle team will motivate him and his family to cycle more often.

Karl succeeds Peter Gotham as Camcycle Treasurer. Peter was appointed in January 2021. The Board would like to thank him for all the work he has contributed to our charity over this time and, in particular, for his expert guidance as Camcycle made the decision to transition to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). Members voted to proceed with the change at the AGM in January 2023 and the Camcycle team is busy working on implementation.

Grateful thanks to trustee Phil Carter

Phil Carter riding his handcycle on one of the new active travel bridges over the A14Camcycle trustees and staff are sad to share the news that much-loved member and trustee Phil Carter died in April 2023 following a battle with cancer.

Phil was co-opted to the Board in July 2022 and was also a regular contributor to our campaigning work. He was passionate about the need for an inclusive cycling network and particularly involved in our campaigns to remove exclusionary barriers in Cambridgeshire. Phil was a keen handcyclist (frequently participating in races and events), an inspirational speaker and a valued member of the Highways Inspection team at Cambridgeshire County Council. He brought energy and enthusiasm to Camcycle and will be much missed. We are thankful for everything he contributed to our work as a member, volunteer and trustee.

A further introduction to Karl and an article remembering Phil will be published in the Summer issue of Camcycle magazine.