About The IPA Cycling Club


The cycling club was set up to promote cycling with IPA and An Garda Síochána.  It was established in 2015 as a national IPA Club, however, it was up and running in Co. Louth prior to this.


The IPACC welcomes new members who are members of the IPA and also allows for associate members to join.  The club accommodates all levels of cyclists and promotes group cycling.


If you are interested in joining the club, please contact us via email and we'll get back to you as soon as we receive the email.

IPACC Constitution

  1. Name

This club will be called IPA CYCLING CLUB and can be shortened to IPACC and will be affiliated to CYCLING IRELAND and the INTERNATIONAL POLICE ASSOCIAITON (SECTION IRELAND).

  1. Aims and objectives

The aims and objectives of the club will be:

  • To offer coaching and competitive opportunities in CYCLING
  • To promote the sport of CYCLING
  • To ensure a duty of care to all members of the club
  • To provide all its services in a way that is fair to everyone
  • To ensure that all present and future members receive fair and equal treatment
  1. Membership

Membership should consist of officers and members of the club.

All members will be subject to the rules and regulations of the club and on joining the club they will adhere to all policies and procedures listed in the clubs constitution. Each member will also agree to adhere to the rules and regulations of CYCLING IRELAND and the INTERNATIONAL POLICE ASSOCIAITON (SECTION IRELAND).

Membership categories are as follows:

  1. Membership fees

Membership fees will be set annually and determined at the Annual General Meeting.

Fees will be paid by annual subscription,

  1. Officers of the club

The officers of the club will be (Below list is only suggestions. Others can be removed or added):


Officers will be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting. Committee members may not serve in the same position for more than 5 years. (Subject to approval by the board members)

  1. Committee

The club will be managed through the Management Committee consisting of:

CHAIR, SECRETARY, TREASURER and PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFCIER. Only these posts will have the right to vote at meetings of the Management Committee.

The Management Committee will be convened by the Secretary of the club and held no less than 3 per year.

The quorum required for business to be agreed at Management committee meetings will be: 3.

The Management Committee will be responsible for adopting new policy, codes of conduct and rules that affect the organisation of the club.

The Management Committee will have powers to appoint sub-committees as necessary and appoint advisers to the Management Committee as necessary to fulfil its business.

The Management Committee will be responsible for disciplinary hearings of members who infringe the club rules/regulations/constitution. The Management Committee will be responsible for taking any action of suspension or discipline following such hearings.

  1. Finance

All club monies will be banked in an account held in the name of the club.

The Club Treasurer will be responsible for the finances of the club.

The financial year of the club will end on: 31 ST December.

An audited statement of annual accounts will be presented by the Treasurer at the Annual General Meeting. Also a further report may be provided during monthly or quarterly meetings

Any cheques drawn against club funds should hold the signatures of the Treasurer only.

  1. Annual general meetings

Notice of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be given by the Club Secretary. Not less than 21 clear days' notice to be given to all members.

The AGM will receive a report from officers of the Management Committee and a statement of the audited accounts.

Nominations for officers of the Management Committee will be sent to the Secretary prior to the AGM.

Elections of officers are to take place at the AGM.

All members have the right to vote at the ACM.

The quorum for AGMs will be 25% of the Membership.

The Management Committee has the right to call Extraordinary General Meetings (EGMs) outside the ACM. Procedures for EGMs will be the same as for the AGM.

  1. Discipline and appeals

All complaints regarding the behavior of members should be submitted in writing to the Secretary.

The Management Committee will meet to hear complaints within 21 days of a complaint being lodged. The committee has the power to take appropriate disciplinary action including the termination of membership.

The outcome of a disciplinary hearing should be notified in writing to the person who lodged the complaint and the member against whom the complaint was made within 7 days of the hearing.

There will be the right of appeal to the Management Committee following disciplinary action being announced. The committee should consider the appeal within 7 days of the Secretary receiving the appeal.

  1. Dissolution

A resolution to dissolve the club can only be passed at an AGM or EGM through a majority vote of the membership.

In the event of dissolution, any assets of the club that remain will become the property of


About The IPA

The International Police Association is a friendship organisation for members of the police force, whether in employment or retired, and without distinction as to rank, position, gender, race, language or religion. We have around 372,000 members in nearly 100 countries, of which 65 are affiliated National Sections, and we are represented on 6 continents.


We are a non-governmental organisation, and our aims are to create and strengthen bonds of friendship between members of the police service, promote international cooperation in social, cultural and professional fields, encourage peaceful co-existence between peoples and preservation of world peace, improve the public image of the police service and enhance recognition of the IPA by international bodies.