COTTINGHAM ROAD CLUB – RIDE 24/01/16 – SLOW GROUP “A”
My new Cottingham Road Club winter jersey had finally arrived.
The sales pitch had been unequivocal :
” ORDER NOVEMBER TO RECEIVE IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS !! ”
However, it never said which Christmas did it ?
I had finally got my hands on the jersey in January and was now looking for an opportunity to get out there and show it off.
The opportunity would present itself on the club ride scheduled to take place on Sunday the 24th of January. A relatively short ride of approximately 35 miles starting from Cottingham and taking in some local hills.
Donning my new jersey brought back memories of wearing new trainers to school.
As part of our affiliation with British Cycling we are covered by their insurance on all Official club rides, this is third party only! This means that we expect anyone wanting to ride with the club should fill in the relevant paperwork in the event of an accident.
You must, if you want to ride with Cottingham Road Club, ride a Road Bike it must be fully road worthy and properly maintained for all club runs, you must also wear a suitable cycle helmet that conforms to British Standards!
We will then ask that you fill in a membership form. This includes the usual name and address information but also key emergency information, its better to be safe than sorry! This will then cover you on the rides, this is available in paper form or from the website.
As a British Cycling club YOU are entitled to half price membership at £14 which comes with all the benefits that come with being a BC member (see link below)! WE do expect that you have insurance be that through the club or through another agency
Saturday’s ride is a flatter one than normal, we are starting at Swiss Cottage in East Hull. We head out towards Sproatley and loop round on some of the flatter and more open roads available in the East Riding. Riding alongside fields and farms, it feels like you could be in Holland or Belgium, watch out for those crosswinds and keep together in a group to make the ride easier.
Depending on numbers we may ride in 2 groups to help the faster/slower riders