CTC Coventry & CTC Rugby rides for the week beginning Sunday 4th November 2018


  • The Welsh Marches tour is back home from an enjoyable week’s cycling – view the photos and a brief description here.
  • The next Tuesday show is entitled “Wheels across France” and will be presented by Wal Clarke & Nick Hunnisett about their exploits cycling in France. The show will take place at The Friend Meeting House, Hill Street, Coventry on Tuesday 6th November at 2000hrs.
  • 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.
  • As you know, the half-day and whole-day Sunday rides have become very popular: so much so that we have been splitting the half-day ride into a shorter and a longer ride, which is very pleasing. It does mean, however, that there is increasing pressure on our small pool of leaders.
  • It would really help if new leaders would step forward. You will find that our riders are a very understanding bunch who won’t give you a hard time if the route doesn’t go exactly as planned. Please talk to any of our regular leaders if you have any concerns.
  • Please have a look at the planning spreadsheet that has separate tabs for Sunday short rides, Sunday long rides and Tuesday rides. View here and type into the spreadsheet – data is automatically saved, so it couldn’t be easier.

Coventry Sunday 4th November

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. Now that the clocks have gone back, please remember to bring lights. We try to avoid riding after dark, but it’s a good idea to have a rear light on at all times to aid visibility.
    3. An moderately paced ride of 36-miles will be led by Mike Thomas (024 7669 2792, 079 2903 8398) to Warwick, Pastelaria Portuguesa (SP 289 653) and back to War Memorial Park. A shorter option will be available if required.

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

View the route in Bike Hike – includes download facility.

  1. A longer ride will be led by Jeff Palethorpe (075 1029 7038 to:
    • Draycote Water (SP 453 815), for coffee after 16-miles, to
    • Stoney Cove, Nemo’s Bar (SP 495 941), for lunch after 37-miles and return to
    • Coventry, Memorial Park after a total of 61-miles.

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

    View the route in Bike Hike – includes download facility.

Coventry Tuesday 6th November

  • Meeting point: Stretton-under-Fosse, Malt Kiln Farm (SP 455 814) at 1015hrs. Please note that by popular request we are moving the meeting time half an hour earlier.
  • At approximately 1100hrs the ride will be led by Bob Tinley (024 7654 2676, 077 1783 3565) to lunch at Draycote Water (SP 453 815).
  • The ride will return towards Weston-under-Wetherley 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 7th November

  • Meet at 0930hrs at Newbold Church (SP 487 772)
  • Coffee at Broughton Astley
  • Lunch at North Kilworth
  • Please contact Ross Spall (07773 658869) for more details.

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