3.7.1. In respect of a new Chapter as envisaged in terms of par.3.2.1. above, a minimum
period of 6 (six) months subject to the provision that there are a minimum of 6 (six)
fully patched key holders of the existing Club or in the case of it being an SC, 3
(three) key holders plus 3 non-key holders. No persons classified as hang-around will
be considered to enable the prospect Chapter to qualify as a recognized Chapter in
the Western Cape.
3.7.2. In respect of a new Chapter as envisaged in terms of par.3.2.2. Above, the chapter
will only qualify for recognition as a chapter after having complied with the criteria
re key holders/ membership relevant to the type of club. Only the chapter will be
recognized as a chapter of the Club for the area it is to be based in with only the full
patch member(-s) Under whose supervision it has been running for the probation
period being allowed to wear the club colours with the new area depiction. All other
persons who are not fully patched members of the club at the beginning of the new
chapter’s probation period will for the duration of the Chapter’s prospect period be
considered as hang-around. At the end of that period, such persons will not qualify
to be patched up as members of the new Chapter, but will first have to fulfil the
requirements for membership as per the mother club’s constitution.
3.7.3. Irrespective of the above and how the new chapter is to be constituted, the same
individuals who are to start-up the new Chapter, i.e. the same 6 individuals, must
“run” with the new Chapter for the full time of the probation period in order for the
prospect Chapter to receive “Chapter status” at the end of the probation period. No
other individuals becoming part of the probation chapter will be taken into
consideration at the end of the probation period re Chapter status confirmation.
Clubs have their own pre-requisites regarding the opening of new chapters within their
clubs. However, irrespective of who the Club is, they have to also abide by the rules of the
Local Governing Body and the protocols followed by the biking community in the area where
they plan to open a new Chapter.
As is the case with any new club, a new club chapter must also fulfil the minimum criteria
applicable to the type of club it constitutes with regard to minimum membership being key
No new Club Chapter will be allowed to open up within a 120 km radius from an already
existing Club Chapter of the same club. However, it is the prerogative of the Task Team to
enforce this condition and the Task Team can, upon considering a full written motivation
from a club who wishes to start another Chapter, relax this condition in the manner they
deem fit where circumstances warrants such a relaxation. Nobody has the right to demand
such a relaxation and any relaxation is considered a privilege.