Dr S wrote:
It's here for everyone to use, we wish you guys would join in more often- perhaps if you would have joined in, added to the debate there might have been more willingness on your part to join in on rides or even put on a ride on your own patch for us to come to?
I always thought the Area groups initially where to get local people hooked up and that has worked, we are riding locally with people in the area and they know where to look.
Ok so we have to co-operate with another area group but then we both groups are along the border of the groups, seperated by £2.70 each way
So to me the area groups are working. Big rides are not everything to me. I can only go to where I can get too. Which is wherever Chris takes me
Since I've only been 'riding' since the start of the year.
There are 2 or 3 other people near me that would like to come for a ride, I doubt they would go too far either but have to just hope they can that day. The other 4 or 5 just don't seem interested
. But there loss. I enjoy riding locally.
So whoever takes over as AEC (I know in the Lincs & Anglia they have more than one to spread it around the area) all you need to do is keep this area tidy and spur people to create local groups, like the S.Yorkshire one
Once local groups have got a ground then the big area ones should be easier to set up and there is a greater pool oF people riding.
Why not stay on as you local AEC, and say put ChrisV40 as this area's AEC
since he does most the talking with lewis the North Lincs AEC
Once S.Yorks gets established then one can be made there ?
As for rides in our own patch, well We have the Hull thread and have put them up.
And putting things in announcment or sticked tends not to work as a well experienced Admin and mod on other forums, people automatically skim across them when there is more than one or two.
What we really need is an real integrated calendar with the forum. Not sure phpBB has one ?