Do you ever ride out from the science park during the week over lunch?
I head out semi-regularly – especially during the winter when it can be the only way to get a weekly ride in the dry. Yes, I am a pretty much a fair-weather cyclist!
Sometimes you want to get out on your own but other times it’s good to have company. To me it is a nice way to meet people, find new routes and get you out exercising when you might otherwise not bother – in essence, what cycling is all about. It’s not just so I can find people to shelter me from the elements – honest!
So I have been toying with the idea of creating an informal email-based network of people at the park who might be interested in joining rides when posted. Nothing formal or complex – no matching tops/fixed routines/riding people off the back etc. Just a group of people you could mail if you wanted when you are heading out and think a bit of company would be nice. Sometimes people won’t respond, other times they will and it might make the ride more fun.
I will also link up with some other cyclists around who I know ride out during the day and might want to join in, of course, you can do the same. If we get a group I will suggest some gentle etiquette over confirming distance, speeds, routes etc. Nothing more complex than that.
If you are interested just send an email to [email protected] and I will take it from there.