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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.

Ladies Underwear, A Motionless Dog And An Iron Lung

HEART OF THE WOLDS SPORTIVE – 23/04/17

I had resisted entering for a few weeks pleading poverty….

“…. I am a poor pensioner …the cat needs an operation….the boiler has gone kaput…..we are down to our last 25Kg bag of porridge…..what about Brexit ?!!”

But in the end there was no escape. I knew it was April and therefore I had to do The Heart Of The Wolds sportive. It’s the law.

It was The Classic route for Annette and I again this year, 60 miles in the Yorkshire Wolds over a range of terrain…

Flat….. no problem

Downhill……positive pleasure….as long as it’s not too steep as my eyes start to water at 30 mph and I get a bit scared.

Rolling…….yeah OK so long as the uphill bits don’t go on for too long

Challenging ……you mean steep hills don’t you !? Oh come on !

This year we would be doing the event with Rich who luckily turned up in his Cottingham Road Club jersey giving me the wafer thin justification I need to call this a club ride and therefore put this blog on the club website.

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Treachery, The Roman Empire And A Foggy Club Ride

FOGGY CLUB RIDE – 07/01/17

What better way to kick start the new year and make headway into your New Year resolutions ( let me guess … lose weight and improve fitness? …me too ! )  than to go for a bike ride.

Club rides had been suspended during the festive fortnight so we could all pile as much weight on as possible prior to our determination to start losing it.

I for one was racked with guilt at eating the best part of 2 Christmas cakes.

On reflection, however,  I had decided I was a victim.  It was, in fact, all Annette’s fault.

After all if she didn’t make the Christmas cakes I wouldn’t eat them. She practically forced those Christmas cakes down my neck !  That’s abuse.

In recognition of the fact that this was the first ride after a period of excess and over indulgence Chris had arranged a relatively short 37 mile ride from the Humber Bridge to Brigg and back.

We couldn’t avoid all unpleasantness though and on the return leg we would sample a few of the short and very sharp hills around the villages of Worlaby, Saxby and Horkstow.

Welcome to  2017 !

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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 Deluge, A Bus Shelter And The Dying Fly

CLUB RIDE TO FITLING – 06/11/16

In the summer there is very little motivation required  to go for a bike ride. In warm and sunny weather you can’t wait to don the lycra and get out there and pedal.

Some people even jet off to sunnier climes such as Majorca and Tenerife where the conditions are so perfect they are transformed into cycling gods biking near 100 mile bike rides day after day. 

Amazing. 

( Note to the Missus : I’m not going Annette. The plane will go into the sea like a dart ! ) 

Hull in November is a very different story.

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