gaz wrote:Well done for getting bums on saddles and showing that there are things MGs can do to encourage and support new riders.
We also run an easy ride programme (which is how I got into cycling) and we support 'elevenses rides that allow people to participate in main rides - and the socialising at elevenses - without having to worry about pace and without the main ride leader(s) having to accommodate slower riders.
We were planning to run another of our Cathedral Ride series this year (https://portsmouthctc.org.uk/cc) - they are a great way to introduce people to cycling. Sadly the rides couldn't happen but, hopefully next year...
So, we have no difficulty recruiting new members and several routes into cycling for newbies.