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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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.

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