A plea for knowledge from the STW massive.
About 12 months ago, a group of us who ride together decided to get a little more organised and call ourselves a club. We email round a list of rides that we're going to do in the month so we know when & where to meet. We've put all our photos on a Flickr site so we can share them and laugh at each other. Now there's about 20 of us who appear at varying regularity. We've set an age limit of 16 (age of legal responsibility here in Scotland).
Now the question is, do we have to affiliate to the CTC or similar body?
If someone gets injured on a ride, can the sue the person 'leading' it?
If we're just a bunch of mates who meet up and ride and no ££'s are involved, can we avoid lots of legal codswallop?
Any insights much apprecated. One of our clan is doing his MBL and is worried he'll be in the lawyers crosshairs if someone was to get hurt on one of our rides.