The Executive Committee has developed the direction for our efforts in this coming year. Here are the challenges and opportunities on which we have chosen to focus. Please give us your comments and suggestions here:

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* 1. Rides and routes
  • Re-energise ride leaders who are now leading fewer rides
  • Evolve the guidelines for emerging from lock-down (number of rides, vaccination policy, etc)
  • Address the ‘I can’t get on a ride’ conundrum: perceptions seem to contradict the statistics; more ways to tell people what rides are on
  • Get more master ride leaders

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* 2. Skills and safety
  • Expand our public coaching by adding a couple more councils
  • Expand the coaching pool to four accredited coaches
  • Hold bike maintenance skills sessions

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* 3. Advocacy
  • Have more influence in local and state government
  • Engage with local government candidates for the 2021 Council elections, both before and after the elections

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* 4. Membership
  • Increase and maintain membership

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* 5. Communications
  • Develop our use of social media, especially for advocacy activities
  • Refine our messaging: more targeted, where appropriate
  • Improve the website and other communications: more attractive visual design, members only segments, etc
  • Develop our new brochure

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* 6. Systems and processes
  • Move to an IT system that is more robust, more easily managed, does online payments, works well with mobile devices, improves our access to the Exec meeting Agenda, etc
  • Have more ways to tell people what rides are on
  • For coaching, move away from Bike for Life model and towards being able to see and book sessions, like we do with rides

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* 7. Special Interest Groups
  • Support people who have:
  • particular interests (eg Cycling Without Age, women-only rides, etc);
  • different backgrounds (eg younger, diverse backgrounds, families, etc);
  • different riding styles (eg MTB, gravel, e-bikes, Zwift, etc); an interest in tours (hold info sessions and run tours locally and internationally)

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* 8. Finances
  • Consider the most appropriate way to use our current financial resources (including maintaining an appropriate reserve of funds)

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* 9. Governance
  • Review, update and refine our constitution, removing some anachronisms and bringing it up to date (eg it is obsolete having the Director-General mentioned in the definitions section)

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