Antony F wrote: Reading through this thread, it sounds like the majority of people want to get overcharged?! Do you really?
Good Lord -- I don't think so :-)
I doubt anyone really wishes to pay a fortune -- certainly I don't.
I for one was merely pointing out that while it may seem an expensive venue to paddle, for many paddlers its still cheaper (and obviously vastly more convenient) than a trip to one of the other man-made courses.
How you jump from that to us wanting to pay more I'm not really sure.
Antony F wrote:I can see the argument about smaller fuel bills making people happier to pay a bit more - but that is pretty irrelevant to whether £10 an hour is a justifiable amount for Lee Valley to charge, and that, to me at least, is the critical issue.
Interesting you think its irrelevant to the pricing structure that people will be paying smaller fuel bills to get there when among many other considerations, I should imagine this is certainly one of the contributing factors that went into the creation of the pricing structure as it currently stands.
They will be well aware how much paddlers are prepared to pay for a day out at a man-made course including how much time people commit to the activity and how far they are prepared to travel to get there and what that costs in time and money.