Hi I'm Ray and I'm been riding now for 3yrs after a long time away. I ride (road) solo when I can get out (work) and due to recent experiences it will probably stay that way. I went to a Club Hill Climb some time ago with a view to riding back with the members and discuss my joining. It was a club I was a member of back in the 60's. I was dropped up a fairly steep climb not long into the ride (I allowed my HM to frighten me) but although they were aware I was only 100 yards behind for many miles with another member I was surprised that they didn't seem interested in us getting back on. I am fairly sure there was an understanding back in the old days that you always "got your companions home" and I remember vividly pushing riders from beginners to 1st cats for miles. I'm not talking about training or a chain gang just a Sunday ride. I can't see any benefit in joining such a group and now sadly prefer the company of a MP3, riding when and where I choose.