It feels like there has been a huge influx of new members over the last 2-3 years. Not so long ago the club run might have attracted just six or seven riders, we now regularly have over twenty and are able to split into two, three or even four groups going at different paces. Where once there might have just been two members racing on any given weekend, there can now be ten or more, and what's more many of them are getting decent results, even wins. The kit has been redesigned and has helped give the club a much more visible presence in East London and out on the lanes in Essex. The Tuesday Tens have never been more popular and (as long as it's not raining) can get over 90 riders taking part.
But on the other hand, the club night at the church hall is very poorly attended. In addition to this, the club puts on many races each season (considerably more than other similar-sized clubs) which means a lot of people are required for marshalling and other duties and often the organisers are left desperately scrabbling around for volunteers as race day approaches. This could well get worse in the future as some of the long-standing members who have spent many years as timekeepers and organisers are moving away.
Given all this, I thought it would be useful to get a sense of what we, as members of the club, actually want the club to do. What kind of events do people want to take part in (both cycling and social)? To what extent are members able and willing to help out at events? What kind of club runs should we have? When we know what people want, it will help us make the right decisions about what we should be doing in the future.
I've used Survey Monkey to make two surveys* to help us find out the answers to these questions. They are very easy to answer and each one will only take about one minute to answer - two minutes at most. The deadline to answer is next Sunday (12th June), please fill them in (both of them!):
Survey part one: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RJPGXQF
Survey part two: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RJXLZWH
*obviously I wanted to just make one survey, but it limited me to a max of ten questions per survey
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