Leisurely rides and socials

This article was published in 2005, in Newsletter 59.

Following discussion at the March monthly meeting, we’ve decided to suspend the monthly leisurely rides and the bi-monthly socials for a while, due to lack of interest and a shortage of people to organise the rides.

Both have been running since the early years of the Campaign (formed in June 1995) but in the last year or two have declined in attendance. While it is sad that they will be stopping – temporarily we hope – it seems clear that they are both in need of a revamp. Perhaps it is simply that the emphasis on different areas of the Campaign’s work changes over time.

Please do let us know if you have particular ideas as to how these could be brought back and what could be done differently.

In the meantime, members keen on taking a short ride through the countryside around Cambridge might like to try the short rides being led on Saturday mornings by the local branch of the CTC (Cyclists’ Touring Club). See the diary for details. The newcomers’ rides of the City of Cambridge Cycling Club, described in the last Newsletter, may also be of interest.

Martin Lucas-Smith, Co-ordinator