Years ago, I travelled from Bristol to Cornwall in the back seat of a friend's Fiat 500 (the original tiny one!) - he and his fiancee were in the front seats we also had two sets of dive gear and camping gear. It was a somewhat cramped trip!
Poor little Maltese hire car!
When I was teaching archery, the course I did to qualify didn’t have an expiry. The GNAS (now archery England) then changed the rules so you had to do a periodic refresher course to maintain the qualification validity, and many schools now believe that you have to have an Archery England certification in order to be insured (which is a lie) - they have been instrumental in killing off free access and volunteer instructors that facilitated that access to the sport they are the SELF APPOINTED regulators of, by commercialising it.
While common sense and safety have their place, unnecessary red tape generated by governing bodies does them no favours in the long term as it dissuades those who would otherwise give their time and experience freely and is contributing to the demise of the sports they claim to represent.
Last edited by GaleForceEight; 05-11-2018 at 12:42 PM.