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Go ride

Postby Philip Benstead » 4 Feb 2016, 10:03pm

should the ctc being doing something like this

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/go-ri ... or-Clubs-0
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Re: Go ride

Postby mjr » 5 Feb 2016, 9:36am

Go ride seems to be about racing in closed areas on drop-handlebar bikes while wearing all the gear and mandatory helmets so no, probably not!

Maybe more child-friendly introductory mini-tours would be a good idea, though.
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Re: Go ride

Postby meic » 5 Feb 2016, 9:50am

I took my daughter to GoRide and it was great for a short while. However it really needs committed parents who are willing to spend money on kit and transporting their kids around.
It didnt take long for my daughter to be sidelined and omitted from the preparation for events because she lacked adequate kit, even though she could still enter the event.

So after she was left out of the training rides, I spent a day marshalling and drove twenty five miles and had to deal with her bike post muddy cyclocross race just for her five minute ride, I gave up on it.

The club does have ex-riders in team GB and that is the real point behind GoRide in practice.
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Re: Go ride

Postby Si » 5 Feb 2016, 10:40am

Yes, the CTC* should be doing something like that. But not that. As said above....it's not quite the emphasis on cycling as a day to day activity hat doesn't need expensive specialist kit. Besides, BC is already doing it.

*What do we mean by 'CTC'...do you mean N.O. should be employing specialists to deliver it, or that N.O. should be empowering volunteers at MG level to deliver?
I favour the latter in my heart but the former in my head (gotta earn a living!)

And not just for kids - not every adult wants to do a traditional club ride or a bikeability session - there is more in between, however, BC have already got there.