March Club Meeting
One of the most exclusive meetings we have had in a long time, but it did not stop the four of us to discuss club matters and make decisions:
Present membership: 97
In the treasure chest: £260
It is March already. All members (except the ones who have joined during the last few weeks) have to renew their club membership, preferably by the 1st of April but latest by the last of April. If you have not renewed by the 30st of April you will lose access to the Bigfoot webpage.
This year we have decided against any gifts for speedy renewal and will spent the money instead on the summer barbecue. The summer barbecue will take place in the same location as last year and we are aiming again for the end of the summer holidays, either the weekend of the 31st of August or the weekend of the 7th of September. Please let us know of any preferences.
We have decided that the Strava list on the Rides page should be log in protected, i.e. only visible for club members. We would like to protect our members from unwanted attention and keep our trails a little bit more to ourselves. (Andrew, could you please do your magic and change the setup of the Rides page accordingly, thanks).
We did not get far with the Twitter feed. None of the people present uses Twitter, but when I looked up the Bigfoot Twitter page I found that all postings on the Bigfoot webpage appear on the Twitter page as well. We have 84 followers on Twitter, some of them have nothing to do with mountain biking. It is not clear to me why they are interested in us. I cannot remember who set the Twitter account up, but we should revisit why we did it and what the implications are.
Scotland trip: We need definite dates for the Scotland trip. Some people need to book their holidays early, especially since August is main holiday time (Event coordinator, please decide).
PaulW has offered to help organize teams for the Bristol Bikefest.
The Green Rides are back! After all the bad weather we had during the last year, injuries and illnesses we need to get you all out riding again. Watch the Rides calendar. The first green ride should be held on the weekend after next. Please state whether you would prefer a Saturday or Sunday ride.