Centenary

In 2021 the Club will be marking its 100th Anniversary. To celebrate this auspicious milestone the Club is organising a wide range of Special Events and undertaking a number of Birthday Activities 

This document is intended to guide you through what is being planned and act as a central point where you can find out more informatoin and maybe order tickets for events or apply to join activities.

The first table has a Calendar of the planned Events. The second table has a list of the various celebratory Activities.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Date Event Details and Contact / Entry / Ticket Information
January – May 2021
Transport Museum Cycling Exhibition
Our Club willl be a major contributor to a Cycling Exhibition organised by the Transport Museum. Additionally to support the goal of the display we are likely to be running some 5-mile and 10-mile rides to encourage new cyclists.

Organiser – Vicky Palethorpe

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Sunday 11th April Club Anniversary Sunday Ride

 

These Sunday rides will celebrate the Club’s Inaugural ride back in 1921 by starting at the Transport Museum and passing through Fillongley. We’d really appreciate a really strong turn-out from as many Riders as possible.

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13th–23rd April Centenary Overseas Tour to Mallorca
 
This is a fixed centre tour based on the island of Mallorca. The island is a mecca for Cyclists and Walkers of all standards and capabilities. There will be a range of options for Day Rides,Walks and Sightseeing

The tour will be a jet2holiday package including Birmingham flights, transfers, and accommodation at the Pollensa Park Hotel in Puerto Pollenca. 

The offer is for a 10 day duration however participants  can book for part of the period or even to extend their time.

There are Options to take your own bike or Hire one in Resort

Organiser – John Naughton / Mike Thomas

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Sunday 16th May Triple Centenary Day

 

 

This is an event to jointly celebrate the simultaneous 100th Birthdays of CTC Coventry, War Memorial Park and the Meriden Service

    • Ride from Coventry War Memorial Park to Meriden
    • Participate in the Meriden Service  
    • Followed by a ride to Fillongley Village Hall (in preparation for the follow-on BBQ ….see below)

Organisers – Bob Tinley and Dave Hearn

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Sunday 16th May Special Celebratory BBQ at Fillongley
A special celebratory BBQ to round off the Triple Centenary Day and share the occasion with cycling buddies, your partners and your families

Organiser – Mike Thomas & Paul Whitehead

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Friday 21st May to Monday 24th May
South Downs Single Centre Long Weekend Tour
A Long weekend, Friday to Monday, single centre based ‘tour’ with four day rides (with long and shorter options each day) around the new South Downs National Park.

Organiser – Alan Jelley

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Sunday 6th June 100 mile Centenary Ride A ride to push yourself for ! The route will be :- Binley Woods –Warmington -Little Woolford – Charlecote and then returning to Binley Woods.

Organiser – Bob Tinley

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Mid June (Provisional) Centenary UK tour from York to Edinburgh A moving on tour carrying your own luggage covering approx 325 miles over 7 days at around 45 miles per day The route starts at York and travels through North York Moors, Durham, Northumberland,  Berwick, Melrose and then ends in Edinburgh.

There are 12 places available

Organiser – Mike Thomas

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Sunday 27th June    Midland Velo Event (for Calendar information only)
Friday 9th July – Sunday 11th July
Coventry War Memorial Park Display

 

We will staff a stall to publicise the Club and cycling in Coventry at an event held by the War Memorial Park Steering Committee

Organiser – Vicky Palethorpe

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19th – 13th July
 
Womens Festival of Cycling 2021
A follow-on to the very successful Women’s Festival held by us in 2020

Organiser – Vicky Palethorpe

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6th – 8th August Centenary Womens Tour to Oxfordshire and Worcestershire
A short moving on tour carrying your own luggage over three days passing through some gorgeous countryside, pretty villages and an optional stop in Stratford-on-Avon.

Covering 40-50 miles each day. Accommodation is likely to use the Premier Inn and Travelodge in Banbury and Evesham.

Organiser – Vicky Palethorpe

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Sunday 12th September 100 km Centenary Challenge ride  If you normally do just the shorter rides then maybe this is something to challenge yourself !

The route will be :- Start at War Memorial Park – Long Itchington – Badby – Clifton-upon-Dunsmore –  returning to the War Memorial Park

Organiser – Bob Tinley

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Friday 1st October      Club Centenary Dinner
 
Formal evening Dinner at Hearsall Golf Course with Guest Speaker and presentation of Centenary Awards and Charity Collection

Organiser – Mike Thomas & Paul Whitehead
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Sunday 12th December Club Centenary Christmas Meal
 
Ride to Meriden for the Christmas service followed by the Annual Christmas Dinner

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Contact Dave Hearn for Details and to Book a Meal

 

LIST OF ACTIVITIES

Activity Description Organiser / Leader
Centenary Celebration Booklet Recording the progress of the Coventry club since its formation in 1921, with stories and memories from its members, and also looking to the future of cycling.

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Paul Morton
Veteran Voices Looking back over the years with the recollections of some of our long-term members

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Vicky Palethorpe
Charity Collection
The Club have decided to support the local Air Ambulance (Warwickshire /Northamptonshire) as a cycling-related Charity over the Centenary year.
 

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Paul Whithead
Centenary Flower Bed Coventry City Council have agreed to create a centenary flower bed to our design which will be installed in Greyfriars Green, near to the City Centre.

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Dave Hearn
Centenary Jerseys As part of the celebration of our upcoming Centenary in 2021 we have designed and are having manufactured some special Club Jerseys.

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Bob Tinley
Cycling Badges Click here for more details of this activity Bob Tinley