I am scheduled to lead  the Grade 3 ride (not long and not hilly!) on 27 Aug. This ride is currently scheduled to depart from Pinkney Green.  In light of the very low participation of Grade 3s on this ride last year, the significant commitment expected of ride leaders as compared to riders who may decide to opt out at the last minute, and the difficulties of driving to the start point at peak London commuter traffic times, I will only lead the ride if a minimum of 3 other riders contact me to register their firm interest by Monday 25 Aug (01483 457739). Otherwise, I will lead a Grade 3 ride from the Chobham r’about.  I will announce what the game plan is early on Tues 26 Aug via “Latest News”. Note: no change to the planned Grade 4 ride; it will happen as posted on the rides list.  The Grade 4 ride leader, John Murdoch, has been known to adapt his ride if an eventual Grade 3 rider shows up at Pinkney Green.