As of 2013 the Timmins Cycling Club has not been registered with the Ontario Cycling Association (OCA) as an active cycling club. A meeting was held with invitations extended to past and present executives, members and other stakeholders.
A discussion was held to review information presented at a mandatory OCA meeting for cycling club presidents in Toronto. The main issue identified by the OCA was the “Administrative Standards and Practice” of individual clubs. Various presentations in sport law, insurance requirements and OCA guidelines were given.
Historically clubs have drafted their own bylaws, risk management and club activities with an emphasis on safety and responsibility. The current practice shall remain the same however trends in organized sport have changed.
An assessment of our organization is that we are not prepared to meet these new standards of care for our membership. The executive did not feel comfortable with the legal liabilities the club executive and volunteers would incur.
As a result all TCC activities and sporting activities involving the TCC are suspended until further notice.