Just as the Dunwich Dynamo is no normal bike ride, so we are no normal cycling club! We have no less that three constitutions, one of which is the the original Barry Mason one (https://southwarkcyclists.org.uk/our-constitution/), recorded in the Wayback Machine as a 2010 snapshot at https://web.archive.org/web/20100706092313/http://southwarkcyclists.org..... Barry Mason was Coordinator of Southwark Cyclists, founder of Greenwich Cyclists and Organiser of the Dunwich Dynamo.
This is what Barry Mason said about our group (original recorded in the Wayback Machine at https://web.archive.org/web/20100506094226/http://southwarkcyclists.org....):
"Southwark Cyclists has no membership scheme as such. Anyone who shares our general views about cycling can regard themselves as a member - and especially if they come to our meetings, rides and events. Just turn up. Everyone is very welcome. If you want to help with anything at any level, even better. But no pressure. Try us.
We have a formal constitution that declares our clear mission to:
- encourage more people to cycle
- improve conditions for cyclists
- raise the profile of cycling
We also have a clear Equal Opportunities policy.
We do encourage people to join the London Cycling Campaign. We are the independent borough branch of the LCC. With over 9,000 paid-up members it's the largest cycling urban group in the world. There are over 800 LCC members living in Southwark. Joining LCC not only gives that organisation more campaigning power, it also gives members their useful two-monthly magazine (into which we try and stuff our own newsletter), free third-party insurance, and a very useful 10% discount in many London bike shops. A lot of us find that that discount alone more than pays for the cost of membership."
This has led to a situation where the group can have three constitutions. It's a case of "you pays your money and you takes your choice", or not as the case may be! The other two constitutions can be found at: