The Kingston Wheeler Committee is charged with running the club. This ranges from day to day administration, membership applications and keeping the club affiliated to the revelevant governing bodies and all other aspects of club life. This includes handling kit and putting on events internal and external cycling events. The committee meets formally about once a month but are in daily communication running club affairs. If you have any questions, comments and suggestions please get in touch with the committee. The following are the current Kingston Wheelers Committee as voted in at the latest AGM.
Derek Griffiths - President
Joined 1983. Responsible for general liaison and fill-in roles including catering for Sporting 14 and help organising the summer BBQ and Christmas prize giving.
I joined the club in 1986 when I was still a junior and I am now a veteran. Derek Griffiths was on my first club run and I'd like to think that the warmth of welcome I received in 1986 is still a feature of the club today. The competitive side was always what attracted me and I raced for many years up until very recently I have raced every year I have been a member so far. I have also been involved in the management of the club for most of my time as a member, having organised time trials and road races over the years and I sometimes officiated as a regional level commissaire for road racing. Essentially, I just love riding my bike whether in Richmond Park with the kids or somewhere in the Alps.
Andrew Davis - Road Race Secretary
Member since 2013. I used to race in the 80's, but lapsed when family commitments took over. Watching the Olympics in Kingston sparked a flame, and when I heard about the first Ride London, that was the trigger to get more serious about biking and gave me a goal. I applied to join the Wheelers, and immediately it rekindled my love of cycling and cyclists. I attended the fantastic Skills Day organized by Andy Edwards, and that was it - I was back! Since then I have gone from sportive rider, to 4th cat, got my 3rd cat so I could race on the road, and finally made it to 2nd cat (lots of hard work and no natural talent!) Quite an exciting 3 years.
Chris Hill - Membership Secretary
I joined the club in early 2013 as I was looking to increase mileage in preparation for a sportive later that year. This was a somewhat delayed return to training for longer distance rides having completed my first 100 miler when I was in my fourth year at school … and I still have the tie to prove it. Sportive successfully completed and now several thousand miles later, I’m responsible for organising, tracking and supporting new membership applications and current member renewals.
Chris Jenkins - Kit Master
I joined KW in April 2006, but I'm not exactly a club run regular, so a good number of you may not know me. Most of my cycling is done on the commute, or in Richmond Park, but I ride the odd sportive and dabble with CX every now and again. Not very good at either.
Chris Wright - Club Run Co-ordinator
I joined the Club in 2007 and as in the following years, the Club Run grew and grew in size, i fell into the role of organizing it. This is akin to herding 60-80 cats every Sunday morning. I've also done some TT'ing, a cross race or two, some MTB'ing and a track day. I try and introduce new members into the Club and ensure they meet older members of similar abilities and cycling interests.
Dave Spragg - General Committee Member
I joined the club at the beginning of 2011, shortly after getting sucked into the masochistic and addictive world of time trialling. My main responsibilities are to oversee the time trialling activities of the club, including the Summer club races on Wednesday evenings and the Club TT series. Any questions about time trialling, give me a shout; if I can't answer them I'll find someone who can.
James Beaumont - Webmaster
I joined the club in 1990 and helped set up this website in 2004. In a bid to escape organising the annual Surrey League races, I moved abroad to the French Alps near Geneva in 2010 but am carrying on with the website as it's probably the only job in the club that can be done via the internet alone. This includes handling on-line membership applications, updating the news page, twittering and moderating the forum and I try to help the club with more general advice too.
Paul Clarkson - Members Welfare Officer
Rob Gardner - Time Trial Secretary
After joining the Wheelers in the dying months of 2011 I achieved nirvana early in 2012 by convincing my girlfriend (now wife,) Emma, now a Wheeler, to also take up cycling. This has lead to the steady growth of bikes and related paraphernalia in the house without a word of protest from either of us. I have now developed a keen interest in Time Trials whilst also helping to organise, manage and lead Club Runs. I am very keen to actively support the Club and it's members so please feel free to get in touch and I will do what I can to help.
Steven Gordon-Head - General Committee Member
William Meers - Treasurer
I joined in 2004 and have the key to the Kingston Wheelers' safe; we're always looking for new ways to spend club funds, so please do get in touch if you have a bright idea. I used to TT quite a bit, but gave that up a few years back for a more sedate cycling career which involves pottering around the Surrey lanes or sitting in a cafe.