LETTER: Timms assumes new role

Chris Timms has assumed a role of “rider representative” for the Midland League. Here’s his letter to 33/18 News.

Following the changes that were made last year that I believe were out of my and many other rider’s hands, I decided to try and do something about it. I came up with a rider representative role and put it forward to the midland committee. The committee thought it was a great idea and welcomed me on board. My role is to take notes of rider’s concerns and thoughts on not only the future of the sport but any personal concerns they may have. As a rider representative, my aim is to voice rider’s opinions so that the committee gets a better understanding of what we want to see in the future of our sport. I feel this is very important as so many changes have been made and it is us the riders that spend hard earned money and time travelling to these meetings. I also feel that people turn to Facebook to voice their opinion which can some times do more damage than good, I know this from first hand experience as I have done so myself in the past. I intend to take this role seriously so anyone with any concerns about anything in the sport please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will do my best to resolve it! I am currently going around doing a survey to a few well known riders asking what their thoughts are on the Battle of Britain and intend to ask them again when the league is in full swing to see if it met their expectations. Whilst I’m writing in,  I just want to thank everyone for the support I’ve had since having my knee surgery. Its 90% better now and I intend to be back on a bike very soon better than ever!! Cheers Chris.

Good to hear you’re on the mend, Chris. Although it should be said all riders were invited to put across their views in the feedback consultation period, which received a very positive response sport-wide from those who did contribute.