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Club Ride – Saturday 13th of April

This weekend sees us take a longer than normal ride out to Sledmere. A largely rolling route with a couple of good climbs and nice decent’s. With the majority of the climbing finished after 30 miles when entering Huggate you can enjoy the mainly downhill ride back to the Purple Cow.

We are meeting at the Purple Cow for 9:30, departing at 10am prompt.

Meg Burkill will be joining us pre-ride to take pictures of all the bikes that will be waiting for us outside the Purple Cow. She is looking for inspiration for a Tour de France themed exhibition she will be hosting next year. If you don’t want your bike being photographed just mention it to Meg when she arrives. More details on Meg are available here – Meg Burkill Facebook

Early weather indications are that we should be relatively ok, until we near the end of the ride, while the entire ride back from Sledmere will be into a head wind…

Check out the route, upload to your GPS device, and we will see you on Saturday.


Cottingham Road Club Switches Up A Gear

As the club has grown over the past year I [Mark Ellam] have consulted with Andrew Ferguson and we have agreed to form a committee to help steer Cottingham Road Club to a secure and successful future.

The committee’s role is to:-

  • Bring new and existing ideas to the table and see them through to fruition
  • Help with the day to day running of the club.
  • Running Social media such as the Website and Twitter
  • The group will be responsible for agreeing policy, moving the club forward within the community, be inclusive and follow the ideals first set out with the club formation.
  • Funding – Help with fund raising for the benefit of the club and its members
  • Charitable events and contributions

I’m pleased to announce the following have agreed to become part of the group and if anyone else feels that they can contribute positively to the club please PM me.

Myself [Mark Ellam] continuing as Chairman
Andrew Ferguson Treasurer

Voting Members will include:
Adam Jennison
Adam Smith
Charles Rispin

Cottingham Road Club will always be an inclusive non racing cycling club, open to all and demanding nothing but your time to ride, all we ask is you be tolerant of others and have a road bike (the clue’s in the name!)