Ishbel, welcome to Stirling Bike Club. The summer 9am timings normally start when the clocks go forward and that's when then 10am Sunday rides start, too. With regards to the ride leaders, I hope I'm not doing anyone a disservice by saying it's normally based on willingness, experience, local knowledge and ultimately, suitability. A big gub goes a long way, too. Committee members usually decide along with the relative group leaders tuppence worth thrown into the mix.
Hey! Had such a g8 time cycling with the development ride on Sat that I've joined the club
I'm writing two blog posts about SBC for my websites and was wondering about the ride leaders when I'm describing the groups ... are they certified cycle leaders or those riders with loads of experience?
Also I heard the ride times on a Sat will be changing to 9 am - when does this happen?