Word on the street is that some biking communities have their own armbands. I have also observed a lack of briefings before rideouts. Online routes aren’t even published in advance. We need more lists of attendees and some proper classification of roles.
Maybe we could get a set of hi-viz jackets for different roles too? Last but not least, a committee to arbitrate on examples of illegal / dangerous riders who then have to reapply for their arm band?
I’d also point out the habit of picking up a ride is extremely unhelpful. By all means have different starting points, but only with additional briefings, roles, routes and armbands. When the meets meet, the ride leaders can then be reassigned new roles, sub ride leader and assistant ride leader.
Has anyone thought about a proper health and safety risk assessment? Have we set KPIs which we can measure the ride against to understand the value it brings and form a case as to whether to do the same ride again?
Can we have a 50slide presentation debrief at the end to understand performance?