Weekend ride proposal

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Weekend ride proposal

Postby Norfolk Paul » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:30 pm

Hi all, as the Monday evening rides are going so well with many get fitter and faster i was wondering if it would be a good idea to add a "beginner friendly" ride maybe once a month?

Although the Monday night rides are pitched at "all welcome" the reality is new people to the sport/timber may struggle to keep up. I have heard many times from many people that they will happily lead a slower group but I have never seen this actually happen.

So back to my proposal. As some of you know I support Jamie Smith (we've done some build days together), he would like to join in with some group rides but only averages around 7-8 mph. "we" could lead a steady paced group ride on a Saturday Morning and Afternoon so 10-12 ish and then 1-3 ish Getting in around 10 miles per session.

Any thoughts on whether this is something TIMBER would like to support?

Cheers, Paul Gretton
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Re: Weekend ride proposal

Postby Moe » Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:11 am

Definitely, the NSQ thread was set up for that purpose but as you say, there is a step gap between starting and being able to hold a Monday pace and even though we/they will wait, the feeling of any newcomer tends to be that they are holding people back. So yes it would be a great idea to get something rolling on a regular basis. I've always had the problem of shift work meaning I can't commit to a set day regularly but will happily help share lead or tail end as I'm able. :goodidea:
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Re: Weekend ride proposal

Postby SteTaylor » Mon May 30, 2016 10:25 am

Over in Cannock they have a 'Slackers Ride' for help ease new people into the main weekly ride. Would be a perfect way to introduce and include more members, especially those with limited skills and abilities.
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