The Objectives of the Cycling History and Educational Trust
are defined in the Trust's Deed and are summarised below:
- To help young people through education and training to develop their physical and mental capacities and skills in the use of cycles.
- To provide facilities for recreation connected directly or indirectly with cycling.
- To promote education by the study of the countryside of places of scenic, historic or architectural interest.
- To promote road safety, particularly of cyclists.
- To promote the preservation of places of scenic, historical or architectural interest.
- To establish and maintain, or assist the maintenance library relating to cycling and/or countryside appreciation.
More information on current activities can be found at www.chet.org.uk
“The Beeches” 20 Reddings Road
Donations and legacies are always welcomed by the Trust
If you are considering donating literature please get in touch with the secretary.
Donors of material should be aware that, even if their donation is a gift to the Trust, expenses are incurred by the Trust in handling their donation. The material has to be stored and catalogued and very often insured and, although the trustees all give their time freely, the professional archivists employed for cataloguing do not.
Donations of Material
Donations can take a number of forms;
- A completely free gift. Here the ownership of the material passes completely to the Trust. It will be added it to the Archive if a new item; used to upgrade the collection if it is a superior copy to that already held; sold for the benefit of the Trust if it duplicates an item already in the Archive.
- A conditional gift. To be returned to the donor if a copy is found to be already in the Archive.
- A loan. This generally applies to larger collections of items such as the records of a national body or major club. In all cases a Loan Agreement will be entered into with the donating organisation.
Financial support is particularly welcome, of course. Again it is essential to get in touch with the secretary since, if you are a taxpayer, your donation can be increased by 28% by making a Gift Aid declaration. This simply involves you in signing a form which the secretary will supply.
Leave a Legacy
If you have enjoyed cycling during your lifetime you may wish to help others to do the same. The Trust has benefited considerably from legacies; indeed, the Trust was founded as a result of a legacy from the late Frank Whitt whose vision it was to help others enjoy cycling.
Here are examples of the wording your solicitor could use in drafting your will:
If you would like to leave a specific sum of money:
"I give to The Cycle Touring and Countryside Trust, Registered Charity No. 272792, the sum of £..... to be applied for its general purposes and I declare that the receipt of the Honorary Secretary or other proper officer shall be sufficient to discharge for the same."
If you would like to leave a residuary legacy:
"I give all the residue of my estate both real and personal to The Cycle Touring and Countryside Trust, Registered Charity No. 272792 absolutely to be applied for its general purposes and I declare that the receipt of the Honorary Secretary or other proper officer shall be sufficient discharge for the same"
( The Cycling History and Educational Trust is A Registered Charity Established on 31st December 1976 No. 272792)