At last night’s Annual General Meeting, we conferred Life Membership on Darryn Capes-Davis, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Bike North, in many ways and over many years. The award is our highest honour and entitles Darryn to complimentary membership of Bike North for life.
Bike North has benefited enormously from Darryn’s involvement. He became a member in 2008, a Ride Leader the very next year and since then has led dozens and dozens and dozens of rides. He was Rides Co-ordinator from 2009 to 2012. He has been a member of the Executive Committee for many years (2009-2013 & 2017-2021) and was President in 2012-13.
Darryn was given the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2018 for his contribution to our communications and the Executive Committee. From 2017 to 2021, he was Communications Manager, fulfilling two roles: supporting and leading the development of our IT infrastructure and News. He contributed to the clothing project from 2016-2020 and recently led and facilitated the development of our online and offline branding.
Darryn has been very generous in applying his energy, expertise and experience whenever we have needed it. Most recently, Darryn significantly upgraded and enhanced the IT infrastructure that publishes our weekly News items and developed and launched a clever map tool we can use to search for routes on our database.
We are very grateful to Darryn for all his input and contributions over the years. We wish him well in all his ongoing activities for other organisations and in other contexts. We look forward to being able to present him in person with the framed Life Member certificate, when this becomes possible.
Phill Hart, President