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Steve Charlton, New RLSCC Secretary

Updated: Jun 29, 2023

We have some really exciting news, Steve Charlton is stepping up and taking the position of RLSCC Club Secretary. Joseph Hordyk is stepping down from the role, he has done a fantastic job keeping the committee running smoothly and on track and will be missed.

The good news is Steve is cut from the same cloth.

Those who know Steve will agree he is very organised and generous as a rider and always ready to help any new riders with encouragement and support. These are all the skills needed as a club secretary, we are all looking forward to working with him in his new role.

We asked Steve the following questions just so you can get to know him a little better Committee Position: Secretary

What is your Cycling discipline: My first love is Mountain Biking and love to get to the Peak District, Long Mynd in Shropshire and recently managed to do a few rides in Wales. Due to Covid lockdowns I have also joined the dark side and regularly attend the Sunday Cake ride and help with the beginners Friday & Sunday rides.

What do you ride: My garage is filling up slowly but have my first mountain bike a Trek X Caliber 9 hardtail and a Trek Fuel EX 8 Full Sus and a Giant Defy road bike

How long have you been with the club : Being a complete cycling novice and having just bought a hybrid bike I found a post online talking about the Wednesday evening social MTB rides with RLSCC. Being a big brave boy I travelled to the Giant store in July 2018 and attended my first ride with the club and the rest is history

What do you want to bring to your role : I just want to give something back to a club that has given me a great group of friends and some brilliant memories, as well as help open the door for new riders and welcome them in as the club welcomed me 4 years ago

What do you enjoy about the RLSCC : I really enjoy how social the rides are, the comradery, meeting new people and of course the cycling. So many walks of life all with a common interest and passion

What is your most significant cycling achievement My two biggest achievements all happened last year and helped me celebrate my 50th . Having personally only ever ridden up to 50 miles at a time, myself and 5 other club members completed the 100 mile Warwickshire Ring Canal ride on MTB’s. 10+ hours in the saddle, numerous punctures between us and many laughs along the way lead to a great days riding. I then somehow got persuaded that giving the Myton Hospice 100 mile road sportive a go would a fun thing to do. So in August 2021 myself and Paul had a great day exploring some roads we hadn’t ridden, peddling up lots of hills and managed to collect our finishers medal before everyone went home. Hoping 2022 will throw up some more fun days out

Who's is your cycling hero : Don’t really have one as pretty new to cycling. Saying that I have enjoyed watching Scott Redding from Moto GP and now World Superbikes massively get into cycling over the last few years to the point he has set his own team up and is now regularly seen at races that some of the RLSCC members race in

What cycling event or discipline would you like to have a go at : After marshalling at the Coventry Sprint Triathlon last weekend and being motivated by all the participants, I am thinking about signing up and giving one a go. Also if I was 30 years younger and a definitely more fearless I would have loved to give Mega Avalanche a go. If you haven’t heard of it google it and watch the madness unfold

What is your cycling mantra.

Not really cycling but one I like to use as just resonated with me when I heard it “Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone”


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