Club Committee

The RVCRC Committee is a group of volunteer members who run the club.  They generally meet on the first Monday of every month to discuss matters relating to the club and it’s membership.

We also have a ‘Members Forum’ on the last Monday of each month where all the members are encouraged to come and discuss matters arising within the Club with a representative selection of the Committee.  This isn’t a formal meeting and we welcome members bringing suggestions about the direction of the club to the discussions.


The role of the Committee

This Management Committee is elected democratically by the Members of the Club at the AGM (Annual General Meeting).  The Committee effectively manages the business of the Club in line with the Constitution.

The Committee is in place to:

  • Ensure the Club meets the needs of its Members,
  • Ensure the Club is accountable to its Members,
  • Draw on the expertise of its Members In making decisions,
  • Ensure that financial and other decisions are being made properly.

Specific responsibilities of the Committee are to:

  • Set Policies for the Club,
  • Set the Club’s long-term objectives,
  • Decide whether to undertake new projects or activities;
  • Interpret and adapt policy when existing activities change;
  • Ensure there are proper procedures for monitoring and evaluating provision and use of activities,
  • Maintain democratic procedures and accountability,
  • Ensure the Club keeps accurate and comprehensible accounts,
  • Ensure all funds received for a specific purpose are spent as specified and itemised within the accounts.

The Current Committee


Jim Cardwell


I have been a keen member of Ribble Valley CRC for many years. I first joined the club in 1973 when I was just 26! Wow, that’s a lifetime ago, and I’m as keen now as I was back then, but not quite as fast! My focus back then was riding a few time trials, […]

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Roy Pearson - Chairman

Roy Pearson


Been cycling since the age of 8yrs, and joined the Ribble Valley CRC at the age of 12 along with my brother Shaun. After a couple of years riding with the club, I started time trialling, 10miles & 25miles. Then from the age of 15/16yrs I started road racing. In 2002 I attained my Elite […]

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Rick racing at the 2019 Ulverston CX Race

Rick Byers

Vice Chairman & General Secretary

My rebirth in cycling started around 10 years ago.  I had an old mountain bike in the shed, which never got used.  I finally started riding to work, and set myself a reward of a new bike, if I kept it up. I met my target and got a newer MTB.  The following year my […]

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Ian Hodges - Communications Coordinator

Ian Hodges

Communications Coordinator

Ian is currently our Communications Coordinator, which means he helps to ensure information about the club is shared with the rest of the committee and the club’s general membership. Ian also helps run the PETTS events (Preston Evening Time Trial Series), which take place every Tuesday from April through to September, and he represents our […]

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Phil Harker

Membership Secretary with responsibility for Safeguarding

I have always owned a bike, but as my knees aged cycling replaced jogging as my main from of exercise. I organise the rota of ride leaders for the C-Group rides and usually lead a ride each month. In the summer I join the Wednesday evening group for the ice-cream run to Bonds. I enjoy […]

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VTTA NC 2011

Simon Myerscough

Time Trial Coordinator

Simon is your Time Trial coordinator. He began racing in 1986, aged 16, and has raced all fixed distances, 10m, 25m, 50m, 100m, marathon 12 hour event and lung-busting hill climbs! He helps to promote the Preston Evening Time Trials Series (PETTS) at Brock on the A6 on Tuesday nights – a great place for […]

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Pam Piotrowska

Treasurer & Clothing Secretary

I joined the club with my husband Mark in 2012. After a few months of riding on our own, a change of bike and clip-ins, I felt ready to join a club ride! We were looked after, encouraged and were given useful advice. I enjoy the rides tremendously and have learnt many new routes and […]

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Sue Harvey - Treasurer

Sue Harvey

General Committee Member


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Gordon Strefford

Welfare Officer & Website Assistant

Gordon’s involvement in the club has increased steadily over recent years and now regularly turns out on a Sunday morning to lead C-Group rides. In the summer he joins the Wednesday evening group for the ice-cream run to Bonds. Gordon’s main interest is social riding where the objective is to enjoy the company of like-minded […]

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Heather Stanley

General Committee Member


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Carl Williers

Carl Williers

General Committee Member

My love of cycling began when I started watching it on TV. Ten years ago I got my first bike and I haven’t looked back. Since joining Ribble Valley I have achieved more than I could ever have imagined: the greatest being riding 160 miles in one day!

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