The Mitchell Bicycle Users Group held their 6th Annual General Meeting on Sunday, where they re-elected Greg Jones for his 7th term as President. John Pyle was again chosen as Secretary, while Julie Lyons-Vague accepted the roles of Vice-President and Publicity Office. In a welcome return to the Club, Jan Saynor took on the role of Treasurer.

A highlight of the meeting was the visit by Cycling Victoria (CV) General Manager, Kipp Kaufmann, who welcomed MBUG as a newly affiliated Club. He introduced the Club members to CV and then spent some time outlining the role of Cycling Victoria as the peak body for cycling in the state. He then detailed the changes CV are making to better support recreational cyclists, not just in Victoria but Australia-wide.

Welcoming Mr Kaufmann to the meeting, MBUG President, Greg Jones, highlighted the benefits of being affiliated with Cycling Victoria, including cycling insurance for members and priority access to the many recreational events held throughout Victoria each year. (For further information about the Cycling for All membership options, please visit

Following Kipp’s talk the remainder of the AGM was held along with the all-important elections .  Thanks to all outgoing office-bearers and welcome to your new committee: 

2011/2012 MBUG Committee
Position Elected
President Greg Jones
Vice President Julie Lyons-Vague
Treasurer Jan Saynor
Secretary & Public Officer John Pyle
Rides Coordinator John Pyle
Local Ride Coordinator  
    Wallan Chris Guthrie
    Kilmore Pauline Duff
    Broadford Rhonda Blackwell
    Seymour Jane Challis
Publicity Officer Julie Lyons-Vague
General Committee  
  Rita Wong
  Geoff Brennan
  Tina Ponsford
  Janis Baker
  Sue Wilson


The President and committee thank all MBUG members for their support throughout this year and look forward to further improving the Club throughout the next 12 months.


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