CTC Coventry & CTC Rugby rides for the week beginning Sunday 30th September 2018


  • 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.
  • The AGM has been booked for Friday 2nd November at The Friends Meeting House, Hill Street, Coventry. Refreshments will be available from 1930hrs and the meeting will commence at 2000hrs. The essential formalities of receiving the secretary and treasurers reports and election of officers will form a very small part of the meeting, but it is a very good forum for any other matters to be discussed – for example, how we organise Sunday and Tuesday rides and Club tours. Any input will be very welcome. We will also talk about our centenary celebrations due to take place in 2021.

Coventry Sunday 30th 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 of less than 35-miles will be led by Dave Hearn (024 7667 0048, 079 4089 7216) to Black Hill, Stratford-upon-Avon Garden Centre (SP 235 592) and back to War Memorial Park.
  3. A longer ride will be led by Mike Thomas (024 7669 2792, 079 2903 8398) to:
    • Warwick, Pastelaria Portuguesa (SP 289 653), for coffee after 9-miles, to
    • Long Marston, Masons Arms (SP 154 487) for lunch after 30-miles, to
    • Wroxhall, Village Hall (SP 225 714) after a total of 51-miles for tea and back to
    • Coventry, Memorial Park after a total of 63-miles.
    • The route takes us directly to the delightful Portuguese cafe in Warwick. From here we head south via Hampton Lucy, Loxley, Alderminster, and Lower Quinton to the Masons Arms at Long Marston for lunch. This is a modest pub with good value good food, but please park your bike in the space provided! After lunch we head back north via Welford, Binton, Snitterfield and Norton Lindsey for afternoon tea at Wroxall. The route back to Coventry is via Beausale, and Kenilworth.
    • George Riches will lead a group back to Coventry after coffee, via Hampton Lucy.

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

    View the route in Bike Hike – includes download facility.

Coventry Tuesday 2nd October

  • Meeting point: Kenilworth, Time for Tea (SP 280 724) at 1045hrs.
  • At approximately 1130hrs the ride will leave for lunch at Norton Lindsey, New Inn (SP 228 631) after 26-miles, although this may be adjusted to ensure our arrival at 1330hrs.View the route with Open Street Maps – showing tea stops.

    View the route in Bike Hike – includes download facility.

  • The ride will return towards Kenilworth with riders leaving the group when convenient.

Rugby Wednesday 3rd October

  • Please contact Bob Caldwell (0132 7704694) for more details.

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