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Organised Mountain Bike rides at QECP

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1 Organised Mountain Bike rides at QECP on Mon 11 Jun 2012, 08:59

Very Happy PNECC has slowly been moving forward with becoming a GoRide club and now working towards ClubMark accreditation. The club is a local club that has an open and equitable constitution, welcoming all levels of rider, and cycling discipline.

Cool 13th-16th August will see PNECC promoting 'Open Days' in conjunction with 'Get into Sport 2012' & British Cycling 'Go Ride Games' riding on the adventure of the Olympics in London. Myself and a few willing volunteers, will organise and deliver sessions aimed at 11-14 year-olds, who will undoubtedly turn up for the sessions riding their MTBs and BMXs. Those who like what they experience may join the PNECC - £1 and a free t-shirt for under 16 membership (with free British Cycling Race Membership too!). The story will end there though unless there is activities to retain these new young members' interest. Most of these new members will not own road bikes but MTBs.

Very Happy There is potential to continue with further BC Gears coaching sessions anyhow, but I also think there is attraction in having organised (led) rides on MTBs at Queen Elizabeth Country Park - a couple of hours on a Saturday morning, chasing around the trails which have been much improved at QECP very recently. (Other local clubs already operate the one day a month MTB ride). There has to be Duty of Care cover (Safeguarding & Protecting Children, along with Parental Consent Forms etc. which myself, CWO or Deputy CWO can organise). If one of us attends one Saturday a month it would lead the way for experienced MTB riders e.g. Mark McF to lead the rides AND have welfare cover - until more volunteers are qualified.

Very Happy It's early days yet, but I know there will be a requirement, and better to have something available, thought through, rather than lose the interest of younger members.

If you would be interested in taking part in MTB rides once a month, or volunteering to assist, please be so kind as to reply to this thread - you're not commiting yourself, just giving me an idea of interest - many thanks alien


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