The 2019 National AGM took place on Saturday 26th January in Solihull. It was preceeded in the morning by a workshop where the Chairman gave an update on developments to the website and the online membership system. This was followed by a detailed presentation on the review of standards, explaining the analysis and evaluation that had been undertaken, and the reasons for changes to the standards for 2019. This was well received by delegates.
Following lunch there was the awards presentation with a good number of winners present to receive their trophies and medals. There was particular appreciation for Rachael Elliott as National Secretary taking the Ted Bricknell award following her remarkable progress since her stroke a year ago.
A number of motions were passed at the AGM. Several of these recognised a streamlining of procedures following the introduction of the online membership system. It was also agreed to simplify the options for standard applications but not to introduce a national figure. It was clarified that outdoor track records could be set on either track or road/TT bikes.
With a view to further encouraging women's participation, it was agreed to award a women's and a men's winner's jersey at national championship events. It was also agreed to award separate women's and men's medals in the season long competitons as well as in national championships.
The revised Constitution is now on the website and will be published in the 2019 Handbook due out in March. The revised standards will be placed on the website in February.