CTC Coventry & CTC Rugby rides for the week beginning Sunday 7th October 2018


  • The Slide Show season has begun and thank you Dave for kick starting it last Tuesday. The next show will be presented by Alan Jelly with a talk entitled “A short break in Iceland & Hiking, Biking & Kayaking in Greenland”. Alan’s talk will be at The Friend Meeting House, Hill Street, Coventry on Tuesday 16th October 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. Next week I am hoping to provide links to some planning tables for the next batch of Tuesday and Sunday rides. Everyone will be able to insert their name along with an outline route
  • 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.

Coventry Sunday 7th October

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 30-miles will be led by George Riches (024 7645 2437, 077 4986 7516) to Brandon Marsh, Badgers Tea Room (SP 386 759) and back to War Memorial Park.
  3. A longer ride will be led by Jeff Palethorpe (075 1029 7038) to:
    • Catthorpe, Manor Farm (SP 551 781), for coffee after 17-miles, to
    • Norton, The White Horse (SP 601 638) for lunch after 36-miles, to
    • Draycote Water (SP 453 815) after 49-miles for tea and back to
    • Coventry, Memorial Park after a total of 64-miles.

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

    View the route in Bike Hike – includes download facility.

Coventry Tuesday 9th October

  • Meeting point: Berkswell, Lavender Hall Fishery (SP 242 779) at 1045hrs.
  • At approximately 1130hrs the ride will leave for lunch at Keresley, The Old Potting Shed (SP 314 852) 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 Kenilworth with riders leaving the group when convenient.

Rugby Wednesday 10th October

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

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