Ok, so I am kind of trying to get involved with a local cycling club, just from the point of having a common point of contact for rides. Thing is, I have only had limited club experience and it was all race race race, which I am not into at all.
I am not sure things will be any different in this club (Holmfirth cycling club (http://www.holmfirthcc.com/) , just started a few weeks ago, but got loads of members, mainly roadies), but want to give it a go, but there does seem to be an emphasis of having regular rides at exactly the same place, which could be a bit dull.
Has anyone had any success in doing MTB stuff within existing clubs, but without a race focus or with a bit of variety thrown in?
I just want to meet more people to ride with and help share local knowledge about trails.
Will it work, or will club politics get in the way?