Posted On: Thu 08-Dec 2016
By: Tina WalkerTwin Towns 1000 Bike ride
We have been asked to support this local ride that will support local charities. Their website is www.twintowns1000.bike
As discussed we also have a Just Giving page, accessed via the donate links on our website, or by searching for twintowns1000 when on Just Giving. Every single penny that is donated passes directly to the Lister Hospital Charity teams account, where Steve, myself and the TT1000 team can decide how to spend the money raised. We are currently working on a 'wish list' from the three departments we are looking to contribute to, and hope to make our first purchases and presentations before Christmas.
We are just beginning to reach out to local businesses, if anyone in the CTC team thinks it may be worth us talking to a business please let me know so we can activate.
June 9th – Ride Day One
We like the idea of a 'there and back' ride on day one, perhaps Lister hospital out about 30 miles, stop at an arranged restaurant or community centre, and then cyclists return, whilst the TT1000 cyclists then continue onto Harwich for our overnight ferry. We would want any participants to pay a fee for taking part, to cover any costs that need to be covered and also to add a donation to our fund.
So I am asking you all would people be interested in taking a day off work the day before Bike Week starts (we think) to raise some funds for the Lister?
Posted On: Mon 28-Nov 2016
By: Tina WalkerThesis help requested!
My name is Merel Jansen. I'm a Dutch/Italian student working on my Bachelor thesis. I'm writing you with the following question.
For my thesis I'm writing a digital marketing plan for a French mountain hotel on how to reach English cyclists on the digital landscape. In order to do so, I need to gain insight into the English cycling persona with regards to their online behaviour.
Therefore, I'm looking for multiple ways on how I can find English cyclists who would be willing to participate in my survey. It does not take more than 6 minutes and the data will all be anonymous of course.
Would you as a club be willing to ask a few cyclists whether they are open to participate in my survey?
This is the link to the survey:
If there are any questions, I'm happy to answer!
Posted On: Mon 31-Oct 2016
By: Penny Schenkel Emitremmus Pictures for all to see
A foggy day saw 238 riders head off into the countryside on various bikes and trikes. Thanks to all the helpers and participants.
Here are a selection of pictures taken by Zander and Jim Emit pictures
Posted On: Mon 29-Feb 2016
By: Tina WalkerOur Rides
These notes were discussed at length at the recent rides meeting. This will give you an idea of what our rides are intended to be and and how we expect riders to behave while riding with us.
If you are not sure of the speed/distance of a ride please give the leader a call.
All rides to leave 10 minutes after the scheduled meeting time.
These rides have always been planned to be gentle rides that are suitable for non-regular cyclists, families and children.
- Allow 40 minutes for the café break
- Preferred distance 10 – 15 miles
- Regular re-groups to be included in the ride.
- 8-10 mph average
These evening rides have always been planned to be easy rides that are suitable for occasional and returning cyclists, teenage children as well as regular cyclists.
- Allow 30 minutes for a stop at a pub or similar.
- Preferred distance 17 – 18 miles.
- Occasional re-groups to be included in the ride. Usually on hill tops!
- 10mph average (excluding winter rides)
- Aim to be back at 10pm
The Friday evening rides developed as a logical development of the Wednesday rides. They are longer, up to 30 miles.
- Allow 30 minutes for a stop at a pub or similar.
- Preferred distance 20 – 28 miles.
- Occasional re-groups to be included in the ride as required.
- 12mph average (excluding winter rides)
- Aim to be back before 10:30pm
If riders persist in ‘bad behaviour’ they will be asked to leave the ride and ultimately be banned from all rides.
- Please don’t ride in front of the leader or try to push the speed of the ride up. Our leaders are volunteers – help them to enjoy their ride too!
- On hills – riding at your own pace is fine – but please find a safe space to regroup at the top – do not ride to the next junction to wait – this is unfair on those that may be struggling at the back
- Do not ride more than 2 abreast
- Please pass messages up or down the line eg Car front, Car back, pothole etc
- Please follow the instruction of ride leader or sweeper.
- If you notice a gap forming behind you please pass a message to the front to slow down. In the dark people who don’t know their way panic if they cannot see a rider in front of them
Posted On: Wed 04-Nov 2015
By: Luke Peters2015 AGM Minutes and Group Report
The provisional minutes from the 2015 Group AGM have been completed and are available below.
Also, the group report that has been compiled for CTC HQ is included below.
2015 AGM Provisional Minutes
2014-5 Group Report
The 2014 AGM minutes were accepted as a true record of that meeting and are included below also.
2014 AGM Minutes