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Charity Club Ride – 2017

CRC CHARITY RIDE 2017

This year’s Charity Ride will be held on Saturday, 8th July 2017 with rides starting from the Methodist Hall, Hallgate, Cottingham (the one used by Cycling UK/CTC). A little different this year, proposal is for three different rides….

Ride 1 – 06:00 hrs depart, 50 miles to Howden
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/15482112

Ride 2 – 09:30 hrs depart, 60 miles to Millington
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/15481806

Ride 3 – 15:00hrs depart, 50 miles to Hornsea
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/15482198

Support at Cottingham will be provided by Beech Holme Tandem Club but the Methodist Hall will only be open from 08:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs.

Donations – £20 entry for the day plus whatever else you can raise can be made direct to the Club account which is TSB Bank, Sort Code & A/C No.  available on request (adam@cottinghamroadclub.co.uk) . This will ensure that all monies raised will go to the Charities and not into the coffers of Internet Charity Websites.

You can participate in all any single ride, any two rides, or even all three – whatever suits you.

A lovely winters day

Riding on a cold crisp day can be a pleasure..

Today’s ride was much dryer than last week’s deluge ridden trip.

It started off with 31 riders in three groups, all following a similar route on the South Bank of the Humber.

On the way we passed quite a number of cyclists but seemed to have chosen a similar route as the Brigg cycling club, it was nice to see them.

For some there was a quick coffee stop at Caistor where large quantities of bacon & coffee were consumed before heading home.

Cold but fun..

A year of cycling – by Rich

If my first year with CRC has shown me one thing it has been that where there’s an obstacle in my way, be it hill or distance travelled, I will succeed where before I have failed.

Let us not beat about the bush, cracking your first 100 miler is a milestone in any cyclists book. I had a nemesis in the Etape Eryri (2014) in that I rode a 75+ course over 5000ft of climbing on a hybrid bike & I will not lie that I walked nearly every hill going. That was a defining moment in my cycling journey, I would purchase a road bike and do my utmost to conquer my nemesis.

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Roll forward to October 2014, I joined CRC and thought I would be able to keep up on a ride to Sledmere. Wrong, dropped and I was walking every little incline going. With a number of the group ably guiding me back home the only thing I saw for that entire ride back was Chris’s rear wheel.

Continue reading A year of cycling – by Rich

Ride London – 100 Mile Sportive

Regular members of Cottingham Road Club will know Alan and his build up to the Ride London 100 sportive, he’s been in training for a while and at the same time raising funds for to go towards the Alzheimers Research UK charity.

The Club helped Alan smash his target when they performed and overnight Charity ride in aid of Alan’s cash total, everyone involved enjoyed the experience and supporting his cause.

Alan finally had the chance to enjoy the Ride 100 and as has become the norm he wrote a very amusing blog entry to describe his exploits.


One day we’re going to make him write a book about cycling..

Pop across to not only read the blog post but spend 12 mins watching the Ride 100 on the most funky of videos you’ll see today.

If you feel like pushing Alan’s total that little bit higher then feel free!