This article was published in 2020, in Magazine 148.
Be a Camcycle trustee and help shape our work
2020 has been a huge year for Camcycle. Despite the challenges of Covid-19 we’ve gone from strength to strength, providing good advice for people during the pandemic, presenting a strong vision for safe travel now and in the future, continuing to improve our governance, increasing our membership numbers and growing our income. Much of this has been thanks to the leadership of our board of trustees.
If you’re interested in learning more about being a Camcycle charity trustee, then please get in touch. We recognise the need to improve the diversity of our board and to ensure that it reflects the community that we represent: our members and all those who cycle (or could cycle) in Cambridge and the surrounding area. We’d like to extend a particular invitation to women, people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, parents, disabled people and people who live outside Cambridge city. We can be flexible and work with new trustees to ensure our meetings and processes are accessible. Our recent governance survey showed there was a high level of satisfaction with our trustees, and integrity and accountability were highlighted as key strengths of our leadership group.
Being a Camcycle trustee is rewarding and provides plenty of learning opportunities across a wide range of fields. There are some skills we would like to have more of on our board, including HR, finance/accounting, legal, communications, business development and fundraising; however, all backgrounds are welcome. The most important thing is that you are passionate about cycling and representing your community.
- To find out more about being a Camcycle trustee and to download the trustee nomination form, visit camcycle.org.uk/becomeatrustee
- More information about our charitable status and purposes can be found at camcycle.org.uk/charity
- You can view our annual reports for the last three years at camcycle.org.uk/annualreports
Camcycle AGM 2021
Save the date: 2pm, Saturday 23 January 2021
It feels strange to be planning our AGM in these uncertain times but plan it we must, and we must do so with the best knowledge we have to hand right now. Therefore, following examination of our constitution and advice from the Charity Commission, the trustees have decided that the best course of action is to hold our next AGM online.
When we have finalised details of the meeting, including how to vote, we will publish them in the Winter magazine, on our website and share them in our weekly emails.
To ensure we have plenty of time to prepare for the AGM and share important information with our members, the deadline for trustee nominations and motions will be 5pm on 18 December.
If it becomes possible to have physical events with a significant number of people by the time of the AGM, we will organise a social catch-up around the same time. We’re really looking forward being able to see each other again.
Cambridge Festival of Cycling
All of the events for the Cambridge Festival of Cycling have been cancelled for 2020. We hope to be able to restart the festival in 2021, but will continue to be cautious as we plan our schedules.
Since April, we have been holding virtual meetings on the first Tuesday of the month, streaming live on Facebook at 7pm with footage later uploaded to our website and YouTube channel. We are not planning to resume face-to-face meetings until sometime in the new year.
View at camcycle.org.uk/videos