Annual General Meeting endorses Go Dutch campaign as LCC gears up for 2012

A strong turnout among members at the 2011 Annual General Meeting ensured healthy interest and lively debate around LCC’s future, including contested trustee elections (see below).

The event took place at the Keyworth Centre, near Elephant & Castle, on Wednesday 15 November 2011, and was sponsored by Butterworth-Spengler, who provide our Urban Cycling Theft Insurance, and Levenes Solicitors, our recommended bike-friendly law firm.

Chief executive Ashok Sinha received widespread praise for his speech at the ‘member launch’ of our 2012 mayoral election campaign, Go Dutch.

He used the occasion to outline the ambitious and positive campaigning and organisational goals for LCC in the coming year.

To loud applause, campaigns manager Tom Bodanowicz dedicated this year’s London Cycling Awards to former Southwark Cyclists coordinator Barry Mason, who died suddenly in June of this year.

Lambeth Cyclists’ Clare Neely and Evening Standard comment editor Andrew Neather presented the Awards, which once more saw the best of London’s cycle 'promoters' rewarded for their hard work.

Motions passed at the AGM endorsed the launch of the Go Dutch campaign and the creation of an elected policy forum, with elections slated for January.

There was also a motion passed made to defer further discussion and action on the name-change until after the 2012 mayoral election.

Newly elected trustees, 2011-13
Mustafa Arif
Rik Andrew
Alistair Hanton
Anne Kenrick
Tony Levene
Christian Wolmar

NOTE: Any trustee can be contacted using the convention; for example 

Look out for photos and biographies for the new trustees on our board webpage soon.

Thanks to Ben Broomfield for the AGM photos.