Strengths and Opportunities

Strengths and Opportunities

To help the committee understand members needs from the club it was decided to carry out a short consultation with members during club night 2nd January 2013. Members were asked to comment on current strengths of the club and opportunities for the club that might be exploited in the future. A list of each is included below. The idea is that the committee prioritise, grouping suggestions and exploring the feasibility of different ideas before identifying opportunities to pursue.



Good and growing membership

Skills audit of Members

Tolerance of old gits (mixture of ages)

Food and nutrition advice : )

Members are tradesmen

Single lap Pembrey race circuit time trial 1/4mile

29 female members

A structured medio training group

Club coaches

Specific structured targeted training (hills, fast, tempo)

Pushes on hills

Club’s own sportive

Maintenance sessions

Coaching camp (cornering clinic, sprint school, climbing camp)

Turbo sessions at the club

Using new media

Knowing shortcuts and safe routes

Quiz night

Alan and Jordan

Structured turbo sessions at the club

Challenging 50 & 75 mile events

Building on current achievements

Catering for all abilities

Roller racing

Helping each other

Off road circuit Carmarthen

Going to new places

Motorised club run

Diverse membership

A list of Welsh open TT’s on a notice board

The clubroom

Update website as a communication tool – shout-box and drop-box

Lots of people with experience to help you out

Club calendar with all events

Finding the best tea shops (pubs)

Wearing club kit as much as possible


Club sponsored team

Range of activities

Banner on the bridge


Collaborations – Gower Riders, Towy


Celebrating successes


Calendar girls and boys


Robert Davies Health & Fitness


Target WBAR


Investigate a local closed circuit


Blogging – diary of a time trialist/ sportivist


These possibilities could be grouped, assessed in terms of their ease of completion, easy, hard, rock and then a vision developed which would be driven by members ideas. This is what funds could then be sought for to continue the excellent work of the club over the last few years.

DW 07.01.13