[CAMWEST-discuss] RE: restarting BUGOFH ( Bicycle User group of Fairfield/Holroyd )

Mark Robson Mark.Robson at australwright.com.au
Mon Nov 21 02:07:35 UTC 2005


Just a short note to let you know what happened on Saturday with the BUGOFH meeting.

We had 4 attendees plus Alex Unwin from BNSW plus one interested apology.

It will be a social group, a chap named Bob from Guildford will lead rides each month.

A chap from near Liverpool keen to lead Over 50's rides.

Pauline Trainor will continue to attend Holroyid Steering Commitee meetings until we get
another interested member for that.

Efforts need to be made top advertise the rides outside of BNSW, such as local papers.
I will seek Council's assistance with this.

The social meetings will be "on the wheel". First gathering will be 
7.30 am on Second Sunday in February, that's Feb 13th, at Merrylands 
railway Station shopping centre ( western side )

Distance and direction to be decided on the day, but most likely 
using the cycleways toward to Propsect Reserviour and Fairfield depending on who attends.

when it gets truly regular it can go into Push-On.

Then regularly each month, changing to 9.30 am from April to October ( same months as the 
gate closures at the Reserviour.)

Full report for web page soon.

Mark Robson

-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Macindoe [mailto:imacian at bigpond.net.au]
Sent: Thursday, 13 October 2005 11:07 AM
To: Mark Robson; Alex Unwin
Cc: General Business CAMWEST
Subject: Re: restarting BUGOFH ( Bicycle User group of Fairfield/Holroyd

Seems like a good idea, Mark. I'd be interested to know how the new BUG 
might relate to CAMWEST. Maybe we can discuss at the forthcoming BBQ.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Robson" <Mark.Robson at australwright.com.au>
To: "Alex Unwin" <info at bicyclensw.org.au>
Cc: "Ian Macindoe" <imacian at bigpond.net.au>; "General Business CAMWEST" 
<camwest-discuss at nicku.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2005 4:35 PM
Subject: restarting BUGOFH ( Bicycle User group of Fairfield/Holroyd )

Dear Alex,

As you probably know Anthony Pettit of BUGOFH is no longer active.

I understand BNSW would like to see BUG's in Western Sydney, and
personally I would like to see a BUG in this area in the future.

So as a member of Camwest and BNSW I am prepared to run a public meeting
in November to try and restart a BUG in Fairfield/Holroyd/Greystanes. I see 
so many
cyclists on the Canal Cycleway through Greystanes I can't believe we won't 
get enough
people to make a BUG in the area.

I have been in contact with Pauline Trainor of Greystanes and she now takes 
the BUGOFH seat
on Holroyd Council's Bicycle Steering Committee.

So on behalf of Camwest I would like to ask for your permission and support
in holding this public gathering. Also as a BNSW member I would also like
your permission to make the above statement on behalf of BNSW.

The aim of the meeting is to make a list of potential members, hopefully
get a new Secretary, and set up an email/phone chain amongst potential 
so the group begins to operate as a normal BUG. I would achieve this by 
taking the membership list
genetrated on the day and making copies and distributing it to all present.

The other aim of the meeting would be to set a date and time for a future 
BUG meeting.

Neither Camwest nor I will not run this BUG, it must run itself. I will 
probably be just a member of it
and provide assistance where needed.

I have chosen an open park to make access easier and less threatening than a 

Below is the entry I have asked Jenni to put in Push-on.


Mark Robson
BNSW member

> BUG in Holroyd/Fairfield/Greystanes
> BUGOFH, the BUG based around Fairfield and Holroyd in Western Sydney is
> in a state of decline following the departure of Anthony Pettitt, it's 
> long
> time president and champion.
> Do you want a BUG in Holroyd and Fairfield?
> If you do then you need to come to this meeting and help make it happen?
> When:  3 pm Saturday, 19th November, 2005
> Where: Greystanes  Aqueduct, just off Macquarie Road, Greystanes
> (plenty of shade trees just off the cycleway)

  Contact:  Mark Robson  phone 9827 0738 if you want to be involved
but can't make it on the day.
> What to bring: Your friends and your bike.
> Agenda: Who wants a BUG?
> Camwest will not be running this BUG, we are just organising this meeting
> to see if people in the area are willing to have a BUG. The BUG activities
  will be as extensive as you wish to make them.
> Mark Robson
> Camwest

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