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


  • The next Tuesday show is entitled “Not a lot of Cycling in Greenland” and will be presented by Peter Milton about mountaineering in Greenland. The show will take place at The Friends’ Meeting House, Hill Street, Coventry on Tuesday 18th December at 2000hrs.
  • The full slide show timetable can be downloaded here.
  • Here is a list of the special events for next year to put in your diary:

    16th December Christmas Dinner at Time for Tea, Kenilworth, organiser: Dave Hearn (024 7667 0048, 079 4089 7216)

    April A weekend tour in The Cotswolds, organiser: Alan Jelley (alan_jelley@outlook.com)

    14th-25th May A b&b tour in Sardinia, organiser: Mike Thomas (024 7669 2792, 079 2903 8398)

    19th May, Annual Meriden Service, organiser: Dave Hearn (024 7667 0048, 079 4089 7216)

    2nd, or 9th June Triennial Veterans (over 50-years) 100-mile ride, organiser: Bob Tinley (02476542676, 07717833565)

    28th-30th June Ladies Tour, organiser: Vicky Palethorpe (077 2227 1196)

  • More information on the Sardinia Tour:

    Mike Thomas is planning a 10 day tour of Sardinia next May. This will cross the centre of the island, and round the northern coast with time for sightseeing and enjoying the coast. Planned average daily distances will be 45 miles per day, staying in hotels, and with a non-cycling day. Flights will be from Luton to Olbia. For more details please contact Mike on 02476 692792 or email mike@mikethomas.org.uk.

  • The Cotswold Tour – this is a short weekend tour with options to allow you avoid the need for carrying overnight gear. It is an ideal “taster tour” for anyone who has not done a cycle tour before – we would be delighted for some of our new riders to join the tour.

    Full information can be found on our website. Please contact Alan Jelley for more details.

Coventry Sunday 16th December

This Sunday only the rides meet at the War Memorial Park by the Park & Ride facility (SP 324 774) at 1100hrs.

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  1. An easy paced ride will be led by Bob Tinley (024 7654 2676, 077 1783 3565) to Hatton Locks (SP 240 668) for a light snack and onto Kenilworth for a pre-Christmas dinner drink. The total distance will be 24-miles.View the route with Open Street Maps – showing tea stops.

    View the route in Bike Hike – includes download facility.

  2. Or, the Meriden Christmas Carol Service starts at 1300hrs. Mulled wine is available before the service to lubricate the vocal chords. Dave Hearn (024 7667 0048, 079 4089 7216) will lead a ride from Meriden after the service to Kenilworth in time for our Christmas Dinner.
  3. And, the (pre-booked) Christmas Dinner will take place at Kenilworth, Time for Tea (SP 280 724) at 1600hrs.

Coventry Tuesday 18th December

  • Meeting point: Hatton Locks (SP 240 668) at 1015hrs.
  • At approximately 1100hrs the ride will be led by Mike Thomas (024 7669 2792, 079 2903 8398) for lunch at Charlecote, The Garden Store (SP 263 564) – this is a change from the previously advertised venue.
  • 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.

Rugby Wednesday 19th December

  • Meet at 1030hrs at the Barby CafĂ©
  • Christmas Lunch at Kilworth Springs Golf Club (SP 613 827)
  • Please contact Bob Caldwell (0132 7704694) for more details.

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