Representing the Organisation

One of the jobs of a new chair is, when required, to support the director in speaking for the LCC. Before I could do this I needed to get to know more about who’s doing what. So I’ve been trying to get around all the key LCC meetings to introduce myself, fill in the gaps in my knowledge and make sure I’m up to date with all the issues.

We’ve set up a email address for members to communicate directly with the Chair. I want this to be a way of keeping me and the committee informed about members’ views which complements the excellent work the staff team already does on communicating what you’re thinking. If you have opinions or questions which relate to the work of the LCC’s management committee I’d be very pleased to hear from you.

One of my first tasks as the new chair was to present Ken Livingstone with his bike from LCC members, reflecting the extremely good relationship we have with the Greater London Authority and its transport arm. I’ve since been to a few of the Borough Groups at which we’ve discussed where we’d like to see LCC going and I’ve listened to members talk about our work from a local perspective. Management committee members also came to many of the events organised by local groups as part of this year’s superb Festival of Cycling. Although we can’t get round to all 33 of you very often, we’re always pleased to come to Borough Groups if there’s an issue you’d like to discuss with us.

I’ve also done a bit of radio work on the organisation’s behalf which some of you may have heard. This made up a tiny part of the media coverage our staff team have achieved recently.

Crispin Truman