Physician, Heal Thyself

Photos from the two recent rides from Dulwich Park to Wimbledon. Both were attended by just three people. Surely there could have been 20 or more people on these rides? In the past we might have replaced the ride by a longer ride to get more people to come. However, we have now decided to stop doing as we have found that doing longer rides simply gives an illusion that we have lots of members, when, in reality, the people coming on our rides have no interest in giving long term support to our cycling group. We need people to act as back markers, introduce people to each other, make people feel welcome, inform us what the reasons are then when people can't attend, facilitate social events and collect membership subscriptions.