CTC Coventry & CTC Rugby rides for the week beginning Sunday 23rd September 2018

Notices:

  • The Slide Show season will soon be on us again. We are kicking off at The Friend Meeting House, Hill Street, Coventry on Tuesday 2nd October at 2000hrs with a talk by Dave Hearn entitled “In search of the Madonna Del Ghisallo” about his recent walking tour in the vicinity of Lake Como.
  • The full timetable can be downloaded here.

Coventry Sunday 23rd September

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

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  1. We understand that many of you go on the short ride because of time constraints and are not able to commit the time to riding all day. However, if you would like to ride a little further than the usual short ride of 30-miles you will be very welcome to ride with the longer ride to coffee and then return to the Memorial Park. We will ensure that there is a leader for the return trip.
  2. An easy paced ride will be led by Bob Tinley (024 7654 2676, 077 1783 3565) to Kingsbury Water Park, Old Barn Café (SP 203 970) and back to War Memorial Park. The route will be taken in an anticlockwise direction, being 20-miles there going via Old Arley and 17-miles back via MaxstokeView the route with Open Street Maps – showing tea stops.

    View the route in Bike Hike – includes download facility.

  3. A longer ride will be led by George Riches (024 7645 2437, 077 4986 7516) in a clockwise direction to:
    • Middleton Hall (SP 193 982), via Coleshill, for coffee after 23-miles and return to
    • Coventry, Memorial Park after a total of 44-miles.

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

    View the route in Bike Hike – includes download facility.

Coventry Tuesday 25th September

  • Meeting point: Southam, Gateway Café (SP 419 620) at 1045hrs.
  • At approximately 1130hrs the ride will leave for lunch at Draycote Water (SP 453 815) after 12-miles.View the route with Open Street Maps – showing tea stops.

    View the route in Bike Hike – includes download facility.

  • The ride will return towards Stretton-on-Dunsmore with riders leaving the group when convenient.

Rugby Wednesday 26th September

  • The ride will meet at 0930hrs at Sawbridge (SP 504 660), riding to
  • Warmington, The Herb Centre (SP 411 471) for coffee and
  • Oxhill for lunch.

Please contact Graham & Sandra Bevan (01788 814597) for more details.

CTC Coventry & CTC Rugby rides for the week beginning Sunday 16th September 2018

Notices:

  • You may have noticed that BikeHike and other websites that use Google Maps are not behaving as they were originally intended. This has been caused by Google Maps changing their licensing arrangements and there is quite a furore raging on the web.
  • I apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused, although the matter is completely out of our hands. However, if you press Shift-F5 when the route creation page of Bike Hike is displayed it will cause the maps to be displayed with Open Street Maps and temporarily overcomes the problem.

Coventry Sunday 16th September

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

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  1. We understand that many of you go on the short ride because of time constraints and are not able to commit the time to riding all day. However, if you would like to ride a little further than the usual short ride of 30-miles you will be very welcome to ride with the longer ride to coffee and then return to the Memorial Park. We will ensure that there is a leader for the return trip.
  2. An easy paced ride will be led by John Callinan (john.callinan@hotmail.co.uk) to Knowle, Wyndley Garden Centre (SP 183 758) and back to War Memorial Park.
  3. A longer ride will be led by Kevin Rourke (019 2641 9205, 075 9600 5829) to:
    • Wootton Wawen, The Cowshed (SP 158 631) for coffee after 19-miles, to
    • Barton-on-Avon, The Cottage of Content (SP 107 512) for lunch after 32-miles, to
    • Wellesbourne, Touchdown Café (SP 262 549) for tea after 51-miles and return to
    • Coventry, Memorial Park after a total of 68-miles.

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

    View the route in Bike Hike – includes download facility.

Coventry Tuesday 18th September

  • Meeting point: Warwick, The Tuckery (SP 281 649) at 1045hrs.
  • At approximately 1130hrs Bob Tinley (024 7654 2676, 077 1783 3565) will lead the ride 11-miles to lunch at Lighthorne, Pavillion (SP 341 563).View the route with Open Street Maps – showing tea stops.

    View the route in Bike Hike – includes download facility.

  • The ride will return towards Weston-under-Wetherley with riders leaving the group when convenient.

Rugby Wednesday 19th September

  • The ride will meet at 0930hrs at Birdingbury War Memorial (SP 432 682), riding to
  • Southam for coffee,
  • Fenny Compton for lunch and
  • Barby Nurseries (SP 545 692) for tea

Please contact Ross Spall (07773 658869) for more details.

Women’s Festival of Cycling

Thanks very much to Vicky Palethorpe, who organised a very successful ladies ride on Sunday 15th July.

Ready to set off from Memorial Park, Coventry
Ready to set off from Memorial Park, Coventry

 

 

 

 

Vicky writes: 

CTC Coventry held a Ladies Ride last Sunday as part of the Women’s Festival of Cycling being held in July this year. This ride was one of hundreds organised across the country and listed nationally. 

9 women,  including seasoned club members much newer ones and a visitor, enjoyed a gorgeous ride to Hunningham and back. The coffee break was a great opportunity to talk about our cycling and what are our hopes and ambitions for the year ahead.