How to become a Trustee

How to become a Trustee
How to become a Trustee
We are governed by a Board which comprises up to 12 Trustees, including the Chair and Vice-Chair. The legal responsibilities of Trustees are determined by Charity and Company law where they are referred to respectively as ‘trustees’ and ‘company directors’.

At least 9 Trustees must be members of Cycling UK, elected by the membership.  The way we do this changed in 2016 following our governance review:

Members who wish to stand for election are invited to submit an application. The Board’s Nominations Committee assesses their application and considers the degree to which they have the personal qualities, skills and experience required; and how well they would complement the existing skill mix on the Board. The Committee’s conclusions are published with the applicant’s election statement and available to voters.

Details of the candidates, their election statement and the Nominations Committee’s views are sent to every member of Cycling UK. Every member has a vote in the elections for any Trustee vacancy. There is one UK wide constituency.  Voting is done by post or online. 

In addition, the Board may appoint two further Trustees, who do not have to be members of Cycling UK, – one of which will be the Senior Independent Trustee.  These vacancies are advertised and the recruitment process is overseen by Nominations Committee.

The Board may also co-opt other people as Trustees to address skill gaps or fill casual vacancies.

The current round of recruitment to the Board of Trustees is now open and the application pack can be found below.

If you want any help or advice, you are encouraged to contact the Chair of the Board or the Chief Executive. Their details are available from Cycling UK Head Office.

  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
  • Cycling UK is a trading name of Cyclists’ Touring Club (CTC) a company limited by guarantee, registered in England no: 25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales charity no: 1147607 and in Scotland charity no: SC042541. Registered office: Parklands, Railton Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 9JX.

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