As you undoubtedly know by now, I am looking after the Friday evening rides until the end of July when Peter takes over the onerous task.
Club members have been wonderful at hosting this year and we only need six more hosts (five Friday evening hosts and one Saturday / Sunday morning host) between now and the end of my watch.
Either you can host a ride from your home or from any other location in our riding area. You need to decide upon a route (which could simply be one of the many routes available on the Wonderful Website!) and either provide (paper) maps or ask folks to download them.
Most members who host rides from their homes also host a pot-luck supper afterwards, but this is not essential. Alternatively, you may elect to host a ride from a location other than your home and simply arrange for somewhere for folks to eat (restaurant, pub, picnic, etc.).
Also, July is my stay-at-home month, so if you would like to host a ride from your home without the hassle of planning a route, I would be delighted to look after the riding (route planning, ride leading, etc.) aspects for you.
The following rides need looking after as of May 25th, so step right up and volunteer for the good of your Club.
- Friday June 8th
- Saturday June 16th or Sunday June 17th (you get to choose!)
- Friday June 29th
- Friday July 6th
- Friday July 22nd
- Friday July 29th
If by the Tuesday before the Friday ride, no-one has volunteered as host, then “Plan B” will kick in. In that case, the ride calendar will say that the ride has no host. However, a starting location and route map for the ride will be announced by a post on the Website. It will be up to participants to figure out where to eat after the ride. One of the Friday Coordinators may, or may not, be there.
Thanks to the generosity of our members we haven’t actually had to enact “Plan B” yet this year. Wouldn’t it be nice to keep it that way?
Hosting a Friday ride can be quite painless – all you have to do is to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and say “I’ll do it!” and I will take it from there.