I see that the ride to Whittington on Tuesday 6 June is quoted as being of a length i have not previously seen, being graded C but with a distance St: 40-65 miles. By what stretch of the imagination is this a C grade ride?The maximum for a C ride has always been 50 miles and this was seen as pushing it a bit. Is this something which was agreed at the AGM?
This leads me to a further matter of concern regarding the mid week rides in that the C rides have been hi-jacked with the result that they are now almost all bordering on B rides. The result of this is that it is putting off a growing number of well established C grade riders who are either unwilling or unable to join these rides any longer. Not only are such riders making their own arrangements, outside the official progrmme but, any potential new-comers turning up at the bridge are unlikely to come again if their needs are not met.
It may be that there needs to be another sub group set up to cater for older/slower riders and newcomers and this will need to be addressed by the committee. I would welcome comments from others who feel that things cannot go on as they are. Your views/suggestions can shape how we go forward from here.