Chair's Toolkit

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Chair's Toolkit

What does the Chair of a cycling group do? The duties can vary from group to group but essentially, the Chair ensures that the group runs smoothly and fairly.

What are the main tasks of a cycling group Chair?

The duties of a Chair may include:

  • presiding at each meeting of the group's Committee and at its Annual General Meeting
  • having the casting vote in the event of a tie if a motion is put to the meeting
  • facilitating the efficient and correct conduct of the meeting in accordance with the group's constitution (or the Policy Handbook for Cycling UK Member Groups)
  • deputising for the group's Secretary

Note: Some groups use the term President for the role of Chair. This is acceptable but a distinction should be made between a President acting as Chair and a President appointed for purely honorary/symbolic purposes who has no formal duties.