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With The Lake District and The Yorkshire Dales on our doorstep - KDCS offers an exciting selection of cycle rides throughout the local area and beyond. There are social gatherings including slide shows, talks and supper evenings and members are kept up to date with cycling news and issues through this web site, emails and our Facebook pages. KDCS are an affiliated group of Cycling UK.

Friday, April 06, 2018

YOUR CYCLING CLUB NEEDS YOU

TO ALL KDCS CLUB MEMBERS - A PLEA FROM THE COMMITTEE YOU WILL KNOW FROM ANNE’s MONTHLY E-MAILS THAT SHE HAS BEEN ASKING FOR RIDE LEADERS. WE DO NOT WANT TO HAVE WEEKENDS WHERE THERE ARE NO RIDES AND THE MAKE IT UP ON THE DAY OPTION IS NOT ONE WE WISH TO PROMOTE. WE THEREFORE NEED ALL MEMBERS TO VOLUNTEER TO LEAD RIDES OF YOUR CHOICE OR FROM THE RIDES LIST ON THE WEBSITE IF YOU PREFER AN EASY OPTION. TO HAVE THE SAME SMALL GROUP OF VOLUNTEER LEADERS CONSTANTLY PROVIDING THE SERVICE IS NOT SUSTAINABLE AS THEY TOO HAVE OTHER COMMITMENTS AND THIS WILL RESULT IN MORE AND MORE WEEKENDS WITHOUT A RIDE. WE RECOGNISE THAT THOSE WHO HAVENT LED A RIDE BEFORE MAY FIND IT A BIT DAUNTING AND IT DOES CARRY SOME RESPONSIBILITY BUT REST ASSURED MOST OF THE RIDERS WHO JOIN US ARE EXPERIENCED RIDERS AND FOLLOW THE CODE OF CONDUCT AND CYCLING ETIQUETTE. WE HAVE A GOOD TRACK RECORD OF TROUBLE FREE RIDES SO RISKS ARE SMALL. ADDITIONALLY WE HAVE THE CYCLING UK ( CTC ) RIDE LEADERS INSURANCE OF UP TO 10 MILLION POUNDS TO PROTECT ALL RIDE LEADERS, BACKMARKERS ETC. WE WILL ALSO OFFER TO PROVIDE AN EXPERIENCED SUPPORT LEADER TO SUPPORT YOU ON YOUR FIRST OUTING SHOULD YOU WANT IT. ALSO CTC HAVE SUPPORTING INFORMATION ON THEIR WEBSITE SETTING OUT THE SIMPLE ADVICE TO FOLLOW. CAN I THEREFORE ASK YOU ON BEHALF OF ALL OF THE COMMITTEE TO OFFER UP YOUR TIME TO LEAD RIDES AND TO SEND ANNE BROOKS THE DETAILS AS WELL AS WHETHER YOU WANT TO TAKE UP THE OFFER OF SUPPORT. THANK YOU - Steve Warner 6th April 2018