Rd 8 Grand Final Update + AGM info

Annual General Meeting
The NECCL Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 29th, following the final race at Hetton. NECCL was constituted with the support of regional cyclocross riders and depends on the support of cross riders for its continued existence. While we operate under the rules and regulations of The League International and use TLI’s insurance cover for our races, remember that we remain independent, run under a mandate from the cyclists who compete in our races. Our races may not attract as strong a field as other CX race series, but they still provide challenging and enjoyable racing with top value entry fees. Unfortunately, our core of race organisers has now dwindled and there was a minimal attendance at least year’s AGM. We hope to run a series of 10 or 11 races next Winter and also hope to arrange electronic timing for the events; however, we would find this difficult with the current level of support for the organisation of NECCL events. If this continues, NECCL may fold. If you compete in our races and want them to continue, please come along to the AGM and give your support. We’d love to hear any ideas how NECCL should operate in the future, whether that’s to change or continue with more of the same.

If any riders are interested in organising a race for the league, we’d be delighted to have your help and our grizzled old organisers will be happy to give you help and advice. You may have a venue in mind that you think would be good for cyclocross. Please get in touch if you are interested or see a committee member at the last race.

Remember that every Senior riders who completes the requisite number of races to qualify as a league-finisher will receive a cash prize at the end of the season and this will probably be sufficient to cover a season’s race entry fees. Arrangements for the presentaion of prizes will be announced in the days following the AGM so league finishers should keep an eye on the website then.

The Grand Final RD 8 @ Hetton Lyons Country Park, Sun 29th Jan 2012 followed by the AGM. Dave Mc will be planning a challenging course as ever around the Park mixed terrain. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR TLI 2011 MEMBERSHIP IS STILL VALID FOR THE GRAND FINAL. Also riders must complete a min of one round from Rd 7 & 8 and also complete the min 5 from 8 to qualify for final league position. You can do both Rd 7 & 8 even if you have more than 5 rounds, your lowest points will be deducted. Full event info in the EVENTS INFO section inc directions etc.