Post Pandemic Revival

This website has stood fallow for quite some time, the club hasn’t. There has been a busy community over on Facebook. This isn’t always the best way to communicate so this site will be having a bit of a facelift very soon.

Club rides will be advertised on here, facebook and twitter.

More to come

THE CRC Three Do Britain

Our Support from Threshold Sports:

I feel humbled by the sponsorship received but also awestruck at how well the actual event was organized by Deloitte and Threshold Sports.  A fully functioning camp for 900+ riders was relocated every day and it functioned perfectly.  It wasn’t just the tents, there were marquees for catering including kitchens, a café, bar, laundry and drying facilities, mechanics, medical, massage, physio, yoga and stretching facilities as well as the toilets and showers. 

On the road we had marshals on motor bikes, medics and mechanics patrolling, not to mention the team of awesome chaperones also cycling the whole route, leading groups, sweeping up stragglers and lending a hand and wheel whenever needed.  Some doubled up as physios in the evenings, something I was to learn later.   This was their tenth year, and a well-oiled machine it is.  Was it worth the cost, yes!  You could see where it all went and it was also reflected in the quality and quantity of the chef’s (Lulu) cooking every evening.  One of us would gain the nickname ‘Three Puddings’ for the rest of time.  I’ll leave you to guess who that might be.

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THE WAY OF THE ROSES, A BOLLARD & THE CONCEPTION OF ALAN BENNETT

CRC C2C WAY OF THE ROSES 6th & 7th JULY 2019

The club had arranged one of it’s occasional away day rides. This time it was to be the classic Way Of The Roses coast to coast ride from Morecambe to Bridlington over 2 days.  77 fun packed hilly miles on the first day from Morecambe to Ripon and 93 even more fun packed flat miles from Ripon to Bridlington on day 2.

Annette had signed up enthusiastically and as I was finding it difficult to see any actual fun in such an undertaking I had passed. When a space became available due to a late drop out Annette applied some subtle pressure.

“ You should do this ride “….OK it wasn’t subtle…” it will give you something to aim for. Don’t tell me you only have one functioning kidney, one is more than enough ! “

This was tough love. 

To be fair she was right although I would never tell her to her face or admit it in a public forum. 

Cycling had lost it’s lustre for me. I was continually on the hunt for the mystical MOJO.

I was in a vicious circle of no MOJO, eat, gain weight, get unfit and feel terrible on the bike….no MOJO, eat, gain weight, get unfit and feel terrible on the bike…..repeat.

So I made the assessment that if I committed to doing a challenging ride, something so obviously devoid of fun , with only 4 weeks to go then I would have to pull my finger out and get training or I just wouldn’t get round or indeed ever come back !

Annette would have to build a shrine to me.

………what could possibly go wrong.

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