Karen Sutton wrote:This is the way forward for CTC groups; we need to cater for the differing requirements of members or Local Groups will just fizzle out. Often it is impractical to expect one group to run rides to suit every requirement. So the answer is for those members who want something different to start their own group
I beg to differ on this one! It is certainly one solution, to an existing problem. I would argue current groups organise leisure road rides, which will always be the main staple of the CTC, but why do we need to setup new groups to organise different rides? This is complicated, time consuming and bureaucratic solution in my eyes. What percentage of these groups will die during the next year even, because of lack of continued interest? The one great thing about CTC is its longetivity, and surely that would be best served by persuading those who want to organise different events to do it under the existing structure (as well as persuading existing groups it would be in their interests as well). It would be simpler, and would make local groups stronger? Or have I got it wrong?