CTC Coventry & CTC Rugby rides for the week beginning Sunday 9th 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 Friend 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 9th December

Rides meet at the War Memorial Park by the Park & Ride facility (SP 324 774) at 0915hrs.

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  1. A moderately paced ride of under 30-miles will be led by Vicky Palethorpe (077 2227 1196) to Berkswell, Lavender Hall Fishery (SP 242 779) and back to War Memorial Park.
  2. A longer ride will be led by Bob Tinley (024 7654 2676, 077 1783 3565) to:
    • Knowle, Wyndley Garden Centre (SP 183 758), for coffee after 12-miles, to
    • Lighthorne, Pavillion (SP 341 563) for lunch after 35-miles and return to
    • Coventry, Memorial Park after a total of 55-miles.

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

    View the route in Bike Hike – includes download facility.

Coventry Tuesday 11th December

  • Meeting point: Blooms Garden Centre, Bourton-on-Dunsmore (SP 447 719) at 1015hrs.
  • At approximately 1100hrs the ride will leave for lunch at lunch at Fenny Compton, The Wharf (SP 431 533).
  • 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 12th December

  • Meet at 0930hrs at Newbold Church (SP 487 772)
  • Coffee at Brandon Marsh, Badgers Tearoom (SP 386 759)
  • Lunch at Long Itchington
  • Please contact Ross Spall (07773 658869) for more details.

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