Most of our single day outings involve the use of members' cars.
Those members who are drivers and who bring their cars along to our setting off point at Clarkston are encouraged to take passengers to the start of a walk.
Full car loads of four occupants are preferred. (To cut down costs, possible parking restrictions at walk starting point, environmental considerations etc.)
In smaller cars with limited boot space, however, it is sometimes necessary to use one of the rear seats for stacking back packs, etc, so only two passengers can be carried.
The walk leader welcomes voluntary contributions of up to 7.5 pence per mile from the participants (currently).
That upper limit amount is considered by the committee - following the last annual general meeting - to fairly cover the drivers’ running costs.
It equates to a payment of 30 pence per mile in a car of four occupants including the driver.
During a rest stop in the walking the contributions are collected by the walk leader from all participants including the drivers, and the total amount collected is divided equally between the drivers.
This is to ensure that no drivers lose out if they have less than three passengers.
It has to be stressed that the contributions invited are on a voluntary basis and do not constitute fares.
Drivers with no passengers or with a spouse as a sole passenger are excluded from the car sharing calculations.
If you wish to walk with us and you are a car owner please be prepared, if necessary, to offer your services as a driver on an outing.
Don't worry if you do not know the route to the walk start.
The leader will ensure that someone who does know it accompanies you as the front passenger.