Geriatrix Cycle Touring Group
The Geriatrix Cycle Touring Group is an affiliated YHA Member Group, which began in 1993. They currently have around 100 members, who participate in annual domestic and international cycle adventures. These trips were all organised by Peter Bugler, the group’s founder from 1993 – 2012.
Peter has recently retired from this hands-on role but remains very much involved with the group. Recently all this hard work was recognised and Peter was awarded the Queen’s Service Medal for Services to Cycle Tourism.
Click here to read the story that appeared in the Marlborough Express in January 2013.
A Steering Committee has been established ensure the group continues. This group is made up of:
- Malcolm Wade Co-ordinator
- Lynn Sleath Communications
- Bev Greig Membership and subscriptions
Message from the Steering Committee
As you will all be aware by now, Geriatrix members Bev Greig, Lynn Sleath, and Malcolm Wade have volunteered to work with Maureen McCloy of YHA National Office to keep the group going in 2013. We held a teleconference before Christmas and agreed on some immediate tasks.
The main point for members to note is that the group can only continue with your input and assistance. There are no trips currently planned after the March 2013 tours from Nelson. We need your ideas about future trips, and we need some people to offer to be trip organisers.
We are going to draft some notes to outline the role of a trip organiser and what it entails. This person does not necessarily need to also lead the trip, or even attend. We are also going to create a record of previous trips on the YHA website as a quick guide for all future organisers.
So please give this some consideration as you ease back into the routine in the New Year. Perhaps you have some ideas about new trips – or want to again repeat a previous trip. If you think you can assist, please send me an email.
Steering Group Communications
Your $10 annual subscription for the year to 30 June 2014 is now due.
You can pay it in two ways.
Send a cheque or cash to Bev Greig, 34 Stafford Avenue, Annesbrook, Nelson 7011; or
Pay by direct credit using either internet banking or at your local bank into our bank account Bank of New Zealand “YHA – Geriatrix Cycling Group” A/C No 020820-0205220-00. Please ensure you put your name in the description field so we can easily identify each payment.
If we don't receive your payment reasonably promptly we will assume that you are leaving the group and remove your name from the database. Non-members won't be eligible to book on this season's tours.
This is also a good time to update your contact details. Please complete a membership form and return it with your payment or alternatively you could email it to email@example.com
To read about their recent trips, please open the following newsletters.
January 2013 Newsletter This January newsletter is the last produced by Peter Bugler the founder of this group.
He has also included copies of the first ever newsletter produced back in 1993. Why not take a trip down memory lane and see how things have progressed.
The Annual Report for the 2012 calendar year can be viewed by clicking here.
This is the final report written by Peter Bugler
Annual Report Jan - June 2013 can be viewed by clicking here
This is the first report written by the Steering Committee. YHA financial year runs from July to June each year, so this report aligns with our reporting period.
If you would like to be join this group, please contact Bev Greig by email firstname.lastname@example.org who will be able to provide further details on this process. Membership costs $10 per year.