Club Committee

The 2022 Club Committee is as follows

Mike Gratton – Chairman

Roles include: Co-ordinating, supporting and representing the club and reporting on all club activities. Having a duty to all members and associates of the club to run the club and committee in a proper manner. Liaising with all sections of the club and overseeing all club activities.

Background: I have been a member since 2011 and has been chair since the start of 2021.  Mike also organises the Totnes Vire 2 day Stage Race.

Mark Sanders – Treasurer

I look after the finances of MDCC which includes the bookkeeping and preparing Accounts. It’s worth noting that Dartmoor Sportive manage their own finances.

Background: I have been  a member of MDCC since 2003 and am a keen time trialist. I am a qualified accountant and have been Treasurer for 5 years.

Paul Martin – Club Secretary & Moderate Group rider

Oversee: Core, Moderate & Fast Moderate ride groups. Organise, with others, ride backs, away day rides, French trips & other events such as the Mid Summer Fish ’n Chip ride.

Background: Former runner but very many years ago. Cycle mainly for pleasure and the social side of riding with so many good and interesting people. Enjoy doing some Sportives and Audax, mainly in the local area. Try to cycle about 100 miles/week.

Andrew Parker – Vice President

Overseeing role and support for the Chairman and club mainly focusing on the racing side of the club and encouraging people to race as well as the Youth coaching.

Background: I joined the club in 1985 and have been involved in a range of activities from social, club runs, youth hostel trips, racing and organising events. I work as the South West Regional Event Officer for British Cycling.

Andrew Perkins – Vice President

As former Chair Andrew supports the other office holders in their roles, assists on legal, governance and insurance issues and has the ‘Event Partner Liaison’ role on the Dartmoor Classic Committee.  He promotes the annual Teign Valley Hilly TT on Good Friday.

Background:   Andrew first joined the club in 1985 when I was 14 years old, and has raced at elite level competing in road races, time trials and criterium races, and is regular leader of the ‘A’ Run.  He has recently turned his hand to triathlon competing his first event in October 2021.  When not cycling
Andrew enjoys skiing and open-water swimming.

Martin Smith – Off-road secretary – Cyclocross

To be a point of contact for members interested in off-road rides, cyclocross and mtb. Also a race organiser and a project manager of velopark off-road upgrades.

Background: Martin has been with Mid Devon CC since 2015 and joined the committee in 2019.Although starting with the club on C rides soon worked up through to A & B rides and to racing for the club in multiple disciplines. Circuit races, Road races including the Primavera. Club TT’s plus MTB XC and Cyclocross at regional and National events. When not riding and racing or planning cyclocross courses, Martin is either walking his border collie, designing magazines as well as snowboarding or djing.  

Ben Tisdall – Off road secretary – Mountain Biking

Working alongside Martin Smith promoting and assisting with the off road side of the club.

Background: Ben joined the club in 2010 after moving to Totnes from London. He is a long time cyclist who has tried just about every bike racing discipline over the years and is still looking for the one he really excels at. Ben is also a keen trail runner. His day job is as a full time events organiser with Sportiva Events.

Jane Taylor – TT and Event Organiser

I organise the Ken’s Summer 10TT along the Teign Valley and am a Breeze Ride Leader.

Background: MDCC member for 5 years. Retired after 30 years of Policing. Volunteer with Domestic Abuse and Homeless Charities. 
Vice Chair of Kingskerswell Parish Council.

Linda Simpson – Liaison Officer

Assist potential members and cyclist enquiries. Raise the profile of club activities internally and externally. Build relationship between membership and the club committee. Sit on the committee to help provide representation of the membership and their views.

Background: Switched from mountain bike to road cycling in Oxfordshire and since moving to Devon. Joined the club 5 years ago. Love being part of the MDCC family!

Jamie Horton – Membership secretary

Co-ordinate and process new membership applications and subscriptions. Renewals for existing club members. Reporting to the Chairman and Committee.

Background: I have been a member of MDCC since 2010, having moved into cycling from Triathlon where I competed in and also organised Olympic distance races. Since becoming a member of the club I have been involved in the Social side of the club and now sit on the Committee as Membership Secretary.