CTC Coventry & CTC Rugby rides for the week beginning Sunday 20th May 2018

Notices:

  1. To celebrate this year’s Women’s Festival of Cycling, Vicky Palethorpe is organising a Ladies only ride on Sunday 15th July. Click here for information.
  2. Mike Thomas is organising a camping weekend near Rutland Water from Thursday 16th August to Sunday 19th August. There are options to cycle each way from Coventry (about 50-miles) or to drive, or use train assistance to the site. Mike is planning day rides on Friday and Saturday. Please email Mike@MikeThomas.org.uk for more information, or to book your place.

Coventry Sunday 20th May

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

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  • This is the weekend of the Meriden Memorial Service to be held at 1100hrs on Sunday 20th May to remember cyclists who died in service in World War II. It is attended by cyclists from a wide area around the Midlands. Click here for full details.
  • An easy paced ride to the service will be led by George Riches (024 7645 2437, 077 4986 7516) in time for morning coffee before the service and back to Memorial Park afterwards.

Coventry Tuesday 22nd May

Meeting point: Hatton Locks (SP 240 668) at 1045hrs.

Rugby Wednesday 23rd May

  • The ride will meet at 0930hrs at Newbold Church (SP 487 772), riding to
  • Countesthorpe Garden Centre (SP 589 959) for coffee, and
  • Clipston, The Bull’s Head (SP 712 818) for lunch

Please contact Allan Winters (01788 822966) for more details.

CTC Coventry & CTC Rugby rides for the week beginning Sunday 13th May 2018

Notices:

  1. To celebrate this year’s Women’s Festival of Cycling, Vicky Palethorpe is organising a Ladies only ride on Sunday 15th July. Click here for preliminary information. More details of meeting point and route will follow.
  2. It is not practical for us to run a regular ‘Sales and Wants’ feature, or to include trade adverts, but I am making an exception this week to include this information I have just received:My name is Charlie and I have recently set up a small cycle touring company. I come from a cycle touring background and the idea is to give people a very gentle introduction to touring. So my plan is to offer a small number of 1, 2 and 3 day fully supported tours – for people that don’t really do cycle touring! I know this sounds a bit odd, but the idea is to run very leisurely tours where getting out and about in the countryside (and eating cake) is more important than simply cycling for miles. So I was hoping that if you knew of anybody that might be interested in what I am doing you would pass on the contact details below. I realise this sort of thing might not be what members of your cycling club would normally think of doing – but you never know it might be a way to get a non cycling partner out and about on a bike with them for a few days!View the web site or email Charlie@charliescyclorambles.co.uk

Coventry Sunday 13th May

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

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  1. An easy paced ride of less than 30-miles will be led by Dave Hearn (024 7667 0048, 079 4089 7216) to Leamington, Victoria Park (SP 312 656) and back to Memorial Park.
  2. Anyone fancying a slightly faster morning ride is very welcome to join the longer ride and return home after the coffee break. There are usually a few people riding to coffee only, so you can be sure of some company on the return journey.
  3. A longer ride will be led by Jeff Palethorpe (075 1029 7038) to:
    • Illshaw Heath, Wedges Bakery (SP 134 741) for coffee after 16-miles, to
    • Hanbury Craft Centre (SO 961 641) for lunch at 33-miles.
    • Wootton Wawen, The Cowshed (SP 158 631) for tea at 49-miles and
    • Coventry, Memorial Park after a total of 68-miles.

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

    View the route in BikeHike – includes download facility.

Coventry Tuesday 15th May

Meeting point: Warwick, The Tuckery (SP 281 649) at 1045hrs.

Rugby Wednesday 16th May

  • The ride will meet at 0930hrs at Sawbridge (SP 504 660), riding to
  • Wellesbourne for coffee, and
  • Lower Brailes for lunch
  • Barby for tea

Please contact Andy (07964 798758) for more details.

CTC Coventry & CTC Rugby rides for the week beginning Sunday 6th May 2018

Notices:

I am pleased to say that the new website has been received with enthusiasm and several people are making contributions, which are worth following. Please use the comments facility to get an interchange of ideas going:

  1. Kevin has started a monthly technical chat, which will include Aldi’s cycling deals.
  2. George is giving us a monthly roads and paths update.
  3. Paul has created a page of tips about taking bikes on the trains. You can send any additional tips to Paul using the contact facility.
  4. Bob has created a page of tips about route planning websites and tips for using a gps. You can send any additional tips to Bob using the contact facility.
  5. To celebrate this year’s Women’s Festival of Cycling, Vicky Palethorpe is organising a Ladies only ride on Sunday 15th July. Click here for preliminary information. More details of meeting point and route will follow.
  6. There will be a Runs Meeting at 1900hrs on Friday 11th May at 66 Craven Avenue, CV3 2JT. Please let Bob Tinley know if you going to attend. We are always keen to have new leaders on both our shorter and longer Sunday rides. If you are unable to attend please send, in advance of the meeting, any ideas for rides you would like to lead in the next 3-months, along with dates to Bob Tinley, or George Riches.

Coventry Sunday 6th May

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

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  1. An easy paced ride of less than 30-miles will be led by John Callinan (john.callinan@hotmail.co.uk) to Hatton Locks (SP 240 668) and back to Memorial Park.
  2. Anyone fancying a slightly faster morning ride is very welcome to join the longer ride and return home after the coffee break. There are usually a few people riding to coffee only, so you can be sure of some company on the return journey.
  3. A longer ride will be led by Bob Tinley (024 7654 2676, 077 1783 3565) to:
    • Hatton Locks (SP 240 668) for coffee after 13-miles, to
    • Alcester, Venue Express (SP 090 575) for lunch at 26-miles.
    • Wroxhall, Village Hall (SP 225 714) for tea at 42-miles and
    • Coventry, Memorial Park after a total of 52-miles.

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

    View the route in BikeHike – includes download facility.

Coventry Tuesday 8th May

Meeting point: Stretton-under-Fosse, Malt Kiln Farm (SP 455 814) at 1045hrs.

Rugby Wednesday 9th May

  • The ride will meet at 0930hrs at Barby Nurseries (SP 545 693), riding to
  • Church Brampton, Stables Café (SP 718 660) for coffee, and
  • Abthorpe for lunch

Please contact Allan Winters (01788 822966) for more details.