What we're about
Cumbria Hiking, Biking and Socialising Group is a Meetup group primarily for people living in or around Cumbria. We are an informal network of friendly people who like doing fun stuff. All members are encouraged suggest and to arrange events via the site. There's no committee, the plan is that the group organises itself with no one particular person or persons running events. Everyone is encouraged to suggest events, so don't be shy! It's really a case of getting out of it what you put into it.
For 2018, our membership fee is £5.00 This covers the period January to December and is used to pay the bill we are charges by the Meetup company. This fee has been requested by many of our active members and it is in keeping with other Meetup groups.
New joiners will be asked to pay this fee via Paypal as part of their joining process. This payment needs to be made within two weeks of joining else your membership will lapse. When you request to join, please ensure that your personal settings are set to 'allow organiser to email you' and then you will be sent a message with instructions on how to pay. Check that this email hasn't gone directly to your 'junk' folder. You can also Click here to see the instructions (https://www.meetup.com/cumbrian-friends/pages/22559753/How_to_pay_and_avoid_your_membership_lapsing/)
Our upcoming events are on the main page. There's another tab next to this one called - 'suggested events'. Anyone can post an event here and if it attracts a further two people it moves to the main 'upcoming' page. So please feel free to suggest things and don't forget to check out this tab regularly to see what others have put up too. I
- The serious bit. We are a social group not a commercial outdoor enterprise . We do not employ professional guides, leaders or first aiders. Please be aware that the walks posted on this site are not ‘led’ as such. Everyone should ensure that they are adequately prepared and dressed for the walks and have a bit of 'outdoor nouse'. Our Event Hosts or other members cannot be held responsible for your safety or well being. Click here to read info and disclaimer (http://www.meetup.com/Cumbrian-Friends/pages/Important_information_-_Disclaimer/) which is also available to view via the PAGES tab on the menu bar
- It really helps us if your photo looks like you, and not a pot plant, zebra or the Pompidou Centre in Paris. It means we have a fighting chance of spotting you at your first event.
- Occasionally, Lakeland weather being what it is outdoor events can be cancelled at short notice. Please check the board for any updates prior to setting off.
- It's very rare that people RSVP yes and then don't show up, but it can happen. If you can't make it please try and give us some notice, as it takes time and energy to organise things
That's it! If you have any questions please let me know.
Hope to meet you soon,