Folks - we've experienced some very low turn-outs for the Sunday group rides over recent weeks and that may be a lot to do with the weather, etc. The Road Reps group met recently to discuss the matter and we've decided to maintain the 2 Sunday group rides throughout the summer period but, at the same time, make some minor adjustments in the hope that it will encourage more club riders and, at the same time, make life a little easier for our much valued Road Ride Leaders. The following will be implemented over the 3 month summer period (ie July - Sept incl) in the hope that it will increase the enjoyment for everyone involved :
Intermediate and Middle Sunday rides will be maintained throughout the 3 month summer period
Riders will be encouraged to post up on the Forum if they are attending the Sunday rides
If there’s less than 4 riders per group posted up by, say, midday Saturday, the RRL will have the option of cancelling the ride
RRLs will have the option of varying the starting point for the group Sunday rides
The Intermediate ride will be renamed the ‘Social Intermediate’ ride for Sunday rides with average speed at the slower end of the 14-15mph range. Encourage a coffee stop half way round the ride.
Encourage RRLs to avoid merging the 2 Sunday rides
If faster riders join the Sunday Middle group, RRL to try to ensure that the pace is comfortable for everyone on the ride.
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