Some of our members have suggested that our club should promote some shorter rides for new and returning cyclists. I know as individuals we all encourage people to come and ‘have a go’ but perhaps the club could be a bit more active in promoting the activity from which we all derive so much.
If we are going to do this, we need your ideas about how to make it a success:
Which days – Wednesdays and Sundays or a different day?
Where from? – could we use our existing knowledge from the Birthday rides and set off from Newton Rigg?
Should we link them to the ALT/coffee stop rides? A related question is whether our runs list is sufficiently clear about these rides.
How many people can we cater for?
How many miles should we travel?
Who is willing to lead?
Perhaps the most important question of all is how do we advertise?
I do not want this to be an exercise which we set up and no-one attends and then we conclude there is no demand. Prior planning is essential to its success. I would be grateful if you could pass on any ideas to a member of the Committee – verbally or in writing, as you choose.
The Committee will be meeting sometime during our post-Easter holiday week at Ross Cottage. Your views on this – and any other matter – are welcome.