Rugby RCC Committee Members & Volunteers

Martin Orrill (Chairman)

Has enjoyed ridng Rugby RCC Time Trials since 2002 and still trying to get faster! Previously enjoyed marathons and triathlons until his knees gave up under the strain!

John Brothers (Secretary)

John is the club secretary and has been a member since 2009. He was born in 1952 and still hopes to break 30 mins for 10 miles. Outside cycling his interests are walking, travel and languages.

Laurie Bird (Treasurer)

Joined the club in 1992 originally as a supportive parent, but soon became involved in timekeeping & recording, Open event organiser 1998-2018 and set up the club website in 2002. Devised the club booking system in 2011.

Phil Scott (Membership)

Cyclist and triathlete for quite a while now! Road raced as a school boy and junior. Recently accredited & raced track nights at Derby Velodrome. Returned to time trialing in 2006. Still likes to warm up with a swim and cool down with a run.

Alan Saitch

Joined the club in 1970 after coming to Rugby from Norfolk to work for Fords at Daventry untill his retirement. A keen social cyclist he is a regular member of the Wednesday TT timekeeping team and until recently was press officer for the club.

Oliver Billing

Joined the club in 2017 following in the footsteps of his grandfather, who was a member in the 1950s. Previously rowed at University, but made the swap from the boat to the bike in 2012. Now a keen club cyclist, time triallist and amateur bike mechanic with a particular interest in riding up hills!

Matt Plant

Has been riding time trials since he broke his leg about 10 years ago (he doesn't admit how this happened), A keen cricketer who enjoys riding time trials for fun and is happy to give anyone advice on courses to ride (done quite a few opens locally and nationally) but not for mechanical advice - admits to being completely clueless!!

Angus Gordon

Angus was a games player for many years until the usual knee problems arose from running, coming to cycling relatively late in life. He has thoroughly enjoyed the experience and has met some great people that have now become good friends.

Mark Billing

Mark joined the club after supporting his son Oliver and then becoming involved with marshalling and timekeeping. His ties to the club stem back to the early 1970’s when his father was a member and he used to help him marshall.

Ian Usher (Press)

Ian's sporting background was playing Rugby as a tight head prop, having reached his adult weight and height at about 13. He later retired to the pub in 1990. He joined Rugby RCC in 2000 but was forced out due to injury in 2005. He's now three years into his latest comeback and an expert in bicycle saddles…

Martin Haggett

Returned to cycling five years ago after a thirty year sabbatical, initially to lose weight and regain fitness to help with his hobby of co-driving in rally cars. Has yet to compete in his first time trial, concentrating on closed road sportives, such as the Ride London 100 and Tour of Cambridgeshire.

Nigel Hastie

Came along to support his son Timothy, he found himself roped in as a pusher-off and a timekeeper and is now an invaluable member of the support team. A former Falklands Veteran, no one argues with Nigel!

Paul Thurman (Club Clothing Manager)

Paul's day job restricts his opportunities to ride and attend meetings, but he has continued in his role managing club clothing. He is consequently the custodian of a large quantity of the club's Endura cycling gear.

Val Saitch

Came orginally to support husband Alan when an eyesight problem prevented him from driving, Val became an essential member of Carol Aires's catering team. Now helps with riders' signing-on, and dispensing teas and coffees to thirsty riders.

Edith Hastie

Like husband Nigel, Edith came along to support her son Timothy and soon became an essential member of Carol Aires's catering team. Now helps with riders' signing-on, taking their entry fees and dispensing refreshments. A former nurse, Edith is always cool under pressure!

Did not stand for re-election for 2019: Peter Wright, Kelly Thurman, Jason Baggett.