Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Shorter rides for new/returning cyclists

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.


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