On the 2nd May the Rugby Group celebrated their 25th Anniversary with a ride to Fenny Compton and a group meal, and an acknowledgement of the role played by Avril in the establishment of the group and continuous support.
With at least 50 rides per year the Wednesday Rides have exceeded 1250 in the 25 years and more than 70 names are recorded in the runs register.
A report from Mark Jacobsen
What miserable weather, wet and windy, as 4 of us set off from Birdingbury for Lighthorne. While extending our coffee stop, the sky turned blue and sunshine greeted us! With 10 at the lunch meet we learned that Graham, Sandra and Avril set off directly for Fenny Compton but, being drenched by Barby, they turned back to change and use four wheels! I reminded Avril of my first ride with CTC Rugby: meeting at Newbold only Avril was there. The rain was certainly worse than yesterday! We rode directly to Ullesthorpe after which it was back home on squelching roads!
From Mark Jacobsen
Please note that the CTC Rugby ride on Wednesday 2nd May will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Wednesday Riders’ group, originally started by Avril in May, 1993. Lunch will be held at the Wharf, Fenny Compton for our group riders. Anyone else wishing to join us will be welcomed but should make their own table bookings.
You are reminded of the Cyclists Memorial Service at Meriden on the 20th of May.
Remember that the Sunday Rides for this date will start from Meriden after the Service and you are encourage to attend. See http://live.coventryctc.org.uk/sunday-rides
For those of you unaware of the significance of Meriden to the Cycling Community then have a look at these two websites –
Memorial Service poster
Bob Caldwell has just published the Rugby Group Schedule for Summer 2018
From Kevin Rourke
There will be a morning break after 17.5 miles at the Touchdown Cafe, Wellesbourne Airfield,
will continue a further 14.5 miles to lunch at Lighthorne Pavillion,
then stop for tea after 16 miles at Draycote Water,
and then return 15 miles to Coventry.
Total 63 miles