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East Yorkshire CTC – standard ride

Cottingham Road Club is an inclusive club, and that philosophy extends to other cycling clubs. The most important thing is that people cycle, we are not precious that you cycle always with CRC, we just ask that you do some of the time because we feel we have the most fun 🙂

And on that note I want to bring your attention to a set of rides to be run on Sunday 3rd March 2013 by the East Riding branch of the Cycling Touring Club. The rides are their Spring Standard Rides, which are a way of determining your fitness level.

You can choose from three distances on the day with something for everyone:

The start & finish will be at the Cottingham Methodist Church, Hallgate, Cottingham

Start time for all is 9.30 am

IF you wish to enter the price is £2.00 (Free to CTC Members) with the early bird entry price closure date being 24th February 2013.

If you miss that you can enter on the day but it will cost £4.00

The entry fee includes refreshments at the end of the ride.

You can enter by completing the form below or ring Shelia Sampson on 01482 857774

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    Sunday the 4/10/12 route

    This Sunday will see weekly Cottingham Road Club ride from the Purple Cow.
    The route is a 38 mile trip around the cycle friendly roads of the Yorkshire Wolds, during the trip we will have an easy spin down the Walkington Heads and as always, when you go down you have to go up.. so it’s a trip up Trundlegate.
    After that we head North on the historic Kipplingcoates  road before turning off to slide past Dalton Park and heading home.

    GPS details and a map of the route can be found here: http://connect.garmin.com/course/2219878

    Group 1 leaving at 10.15 exactly
    Group 2 leaving 15 mins later at 10.30

    see you there!!

    Combined ride with Cottingham Road Club and Sunday Girls Road Club – 29-09-12

    A windy Saturday morning saw a great turn out for the regular Cottingham Road Club ride.
    The ride was a medium length route of 40 miles departing from the Purple Cow in Cottingham just after 10:15 am.

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    Group A cycling on the south bank posing for the camera

    The ride was split into two groups leaving 15 mins apart, the route staying the same allowing riders in the fast group to keep the pace going while at the same time those who do find the pace too much can drop off the back knowing they will be picked up Group B.

    Group B set off first and increased in number with the welcome addition of the some of the members of the Sunday Girls Road Club at the Humber Bridge, Group A caught up just as we hit Gravel Pit Road hill on the South Bank and a marvellous site was to beholden as around 30+ cyclists took over the hill, it brought tears to the eyes, or that may have been the very strong head wind!
    Talking of head winds, the full length of Horkstow Hill behind Barton was head wind hell, 4-5 miles of ‘fun’…..

    Be the time the stragglers (aka me..) managed to crest the Hill group A was no where to be seen but the whiff of testosterone was still in the air as they raced each other, this is the beauty of the two group system 🙂 It allows those that want to push it to do so without having to slow down too often.

    We turned left halfway down Horkstow Ramp and headed along Middlegate Lane for the nice views and empty roads.  We declined the option of Elsham Rise (my excuse was a slipped disc – the others provided their own excuses…) and met up with Group A as they congregated at the top to rest for a few minutes.

    And then it was off again – heading SE, downhill with a back wind and empty road, add in the sun and it was pure cycling bliss.

    Turning North onto Cycle Route One we enjoyed the undulating car free roads of Lincolnshire all the way back to Barton and the Humber Bridge, but not before we stopped for a group photo though 😉

    Cottingham Road Club and Sunday Girls Road Club
    Cottingham Road Club and Sunday Girls Road Club
    Group Ride
    Click the photo to see a larger version

    All in all it was great group ride between two great clubs, hopefully the first of many.  The wind was a little strong but hey – that’s cycling, if you’re reading this and thinking of coming along to any of the rides, you are always welcome, we never take anything too seriously (apart from safety!) and the emphasis is always on cycling for fun and inclusivity.