No Membership Fees for Under 18’s – TLI Cycling AGM Agrees Far-Reaching proposal
Posted 03 December 2013
A proposal that there should be no membership fees for anybody under 18 years of age was agreed at TLI Cycling’s AGM yesterday (1st December 2013) held at the Novotel hotel in Manchester. Delegates voted unanimously to adopt the concept of both free annual and day membership of TLI Cycling for all event entrants who have not yet reached their 18th birthday.
Nigel Harrop, TLI Cycling’s Chairman, stated after the meeting, “We have decided that the best way to invest in cycle sport in this country is to encourage youngsters to start to ride competitively as soon as possible. We already have flourishing under-12 and youth programs in areas such as London, Teesside and The Isle of Man, and it is worth remembering that professional riders such as Mark Cavendish and Peter Kennaugh started their careers as youngsters riding our events. By eliminating membership fees for this age group, and even extending it to under 18 year olds, we hope to encourage event promoters in other parts of the country to take advantage of the expected increase in membership.”
The AGM also agreed to extend its stated policy of 'Age-Related Cycle Sport for All' by introducing additional age categories for the younger riders, and now ‘Under-8’ and ‘Under-10’ age groups are added to the wide range of categories that already accommodate entrants ‘Over-75’!