CTC Coventry & CTC Rugby rides for the week beginning Sunday 23rd June 2019

Notices:

  • The ladies tour is getting ready to roll on 28th June – let’s hope the weather is better for them than it’s been this week. The tour is fully booked, but you can look at more information here..
  • British Cycling / HSBC are organising the annual Ring Road Event in Coventry on 8th September 2019 and we have been asked to provide a stall. This will allow us to showcase Cycling UK as a national organisation and demonstrate what CTC Coventry does at a local level. We are looking for volunteers to help on the stall for a 2-hour session on the day. We are also looking for someone to oversee and co-ordinate the presentation of our stall – please contact George Riches to get more information.
  • Bob Tinley is organising a weekend tour to the Peak District from 4th to 7th October using Travelodges for two nights and a Youth Hostel for the other night. Full details can be seen here. There is a limit of 10 places on the tour, so please contact Bob Tinley before 1st July to secure a place on the weekend.
  • Our current runs list is nearly at an end, so we need to assemble the runs list for the next 3-months. The next runs meeting is only a week away, so please click here to see the on line planning chart. I cannot emphasise too strongly that we need as many people as possible to lead rides in order that we can continue to provide a full programme of Sunday and Tuesday Rides, so please sign up to lead a ride.

CTC Coventry Sunday 23rd June

Rides meet at the War Memorial Park by the Park & Ride facility (SP 324 774) at 0915hrs.

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  1. A moderately paced ride of under 30-miles will be led by Dave Hearn 024 7667 0048, 079 4089 7216) to Warwick, Pastelaria Portuguesa (SP 289 653) and back to War Memorial Park.
  2. A longer ride will be led by Kevin Rourke (019 2641 9205, 075 9600 5829) to:
    • Wellesbourne, Touchdown Café (SP 262 549), for coffee after 17-miles, to
    • Lighthorne, Pavillion (SP 341 563) for lunch after 32-miles, to
    • Draycote Water (SP 453 815) for tea after 48-miles and return to
    • Coventry, Memorial Park after a total of 63-miles.

    View the route with Open Street Maps – showing tea stops.

    View the route in Bike Hike – includes download facility.

CTC Coventry Tuesday 25th June

  • Meeting point: Hatton Locks (SP 240 668) at 1015hrs.
  • At approximately 1100hrs the ride will be led by Vicky Palethorpe (077 2227 1196) for lunch at Charlecote, The Garden Store (SP 263 564).
  • The ride will return towards Coventry with riders leaving the group when convenient.

CTC Rugby Wednesday 26th June

  • Meet at 0900hrs at Yelvertoft Village Hall (SP 594 758)
  • Coffee at East Fardon
  • Lunch at Tugby
  • Please contact Peter Whittle (01455 557213) for more details.

CTC Coventry & CTC Rugby rides for the week beginning Sunday 16th June 2019

Notices:

CTC Coventry Sunday 16th June

Rides meet at the War Memorial Park by the Park & Ride facility (SP 324 774) at 0915hrs.

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  1. A slight change has been made to our plans this Sunday – Mike Thomas (024 7669 2792, 079 2903 8398) will lead both the morning ride and the all-day ride to Dragon Fly Tearooms, Brueton Park, Solihull (SP 160 787) for a coffee stop after 14-miles.
  2. George Riches (024 7645 2437, 077 4986 7516) will lead the morning ride back to Memorial Park after a total of 30-miles.
  3. Mike will continue with the all-day ride to:
    • Studley, The Little Lark (SP 074 632) for lunch after 30-miles, to
    • Wroxhall, Village Hall (SP 225 714) for tea after 49-miles, and return to
    • Memorial Park after a total of 60-miles.

    View the route with Open Street Maps – showing tea stops.

    View the route in Bike Hike – includes download facility.

CTC Coventry Tuesday 18th June

  • Meeting point: Warwick, Pastelaria Portuguesa (SP 289 653) at 1015hrs.
  • At approximately 1100hrs the ride will be led by Jeff Palethorpe (075 1029 7038) for lunch at Lighthorne, Pavillion (SP 341 563) after 21-miles.
  • The ride will return towards Coventry with riders leaving the group when convenient.

    View the route with Open Street Maps – showing tea stops.

    View the route in Bike Hike – includes download facility.

CTC Rugby Wednesday 19th June

  • Meet at 0900hrs at Sawbridge (SP 504 660)
  • Coffee at Warmington
  • Lunch at Oxhill
  • Please contact Allan Winters (01788 822966) for more details.

CTC Coventry & CTC Rugby rides for the week beginning Sunday 9th June 2019

Notices:

  • The Triennial Veteran’s 100-mile ride was a great success last weekend, thanks to a wonderful bunch of bakers, to the teams running the refreshment stations, to the team checking in riders and sending them off in groups, to the photographers and the standby sag wagon, which was not needed thankfully. All the riders were challenged to a greater, or lesser extent, but aged from 51 to 78 they all made it back to Binley Woods. Have a look at an initial selection photographs..
  • The Sardinia tour was also great success thanks to Mike Thomas’s first class planning and running of the tour. Have a look at a brief report and a selection of photos

CTC Coventry Sunday 9th June

Rides meet at the War Memorial Park by the Park & Ride facility (SP 324 774) at 0915hrs.

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  1. An easy paced ride up to 30-miles long will be led by Dave Hearn (024 7667 0048, 079 4089 7216) to Charlecote, The Garden Store (SP 263 564) and return to Memorial Park.
  2. A longer ride will be led by George Riches (024 7645 2437, 077 4986 7516) in a clockwise direction:
    • Via Brinklow and Rugby to Willoughby, The Pantry (SP 524 673) for coffee after 23-miles and return
    • Via Grandborough and Birdingbury to Memorial Park after a total of 42-miles.

    View the route with Open Street Maps – showing tea stops.

    View the route in Bike Hike – includes download facility.

CTC Coventry Tuesday 11th June

  • Slightly different from usual: The plan is to take the train to Northampton and cycle back from there.
  • Meet in the cafe at Northampton Station. West Midland Trains leave Coventry Station at 09.25 09.47 and 10.01 and the journey takes approx. 30 minutes. There’s no need to book bikes onto the train; just look out for the carriage for the disabled where there’s usually space for up to 6 cycles.
  • We will leave the cafe at 11.00 and initially follow the NCN Route 6 along the Brampton Valley disused railway line as far as Brixworth. From here we head westwards to The Old Kings Head at Long Buckby where we will have lunch having cycled 15 miles.
  • The route then continues westwards through Ashby St Ledgers, Willoughby, Birdingbury, and Weston-under-Wetherly. The ride ends at the Stoneleigh for an optional tea at the Farmers Fayre at a distance of 43 miles.
  • From here we can go our own way home…

    View the route with Open Street Maps – showing tea stops.

    View the route in Bike Hike – includes download facility.

CTC Rugby Wednesday 12th June

  • Meet at 0900hrs at Newbold Church (SP 487 772)
  • Coffee at Hinckley, Morrisons (SP 419 953)
  • Lunch at Burbage
  • Please contact Avril Eyre (0178 8573322) for more details.