Your New Year’s Resolution - “Yes, I’ll lead a members’ ride in 2023!”
Let’s have a busy diary of member rides in 2023. L.A.M. Members are requesting more rides available on tracker … you can help make this happen by offering to lead a ride.
Go on, give it a go … As a ride leader:
You CAN go where you want to go
You CAN choose at what pace you want the ride to go at
You CAN get help and advice from other ride leaders
You CAN limit the number of riders you are leading
You CAN ask for suggestions of routes and be sent .gpx sat nav files
You CAN be given the pre-ride briefing notes to read-out rather than having to remember them.
You CAN choose whether to operate the “drop-off” system or the “look after the rider behind you” system
As a ride leader:-
You do NOT need any special skills or qualifications
You do NOT need to be a better rider than those you are leading
You do NOT have to be out all day. As leader, you can decide whether it’s a long or short ride.
You do NOT have to lead the ride back from the destination
You do NOT have to plan months in advance.
You do NOT have to ensure that the destination can accommodate everyone for a sit-down meal
Leading a ride should be like taking out a group of friends. You just happen to have organised it and have the route on your sat-nav. It would be great to have a good number of rides scheduled in tracker well in advance … but if you can only plan for next weekend, that’s also no problem. To have your ride put on tracker just contact Trevor Ambrose via tracker with the departure point and time, the destination and the approximate time that you think the ride will take. Also detail any limit on numbers you want and it is helpful to say so if you know that you are happy to have others following you back. It really can be just a couple of hours or an all-day jaunt.
Go on, give it a go ….. don’t be shy .. if you’ve got questions, please ask.
On behalf of LAM Committee.
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