East Yorkshire CTC

Thusday Ride Observations 17/07/18 Mad merc N30 CWH

July 21st, 2018

Two groups set off from Skidby Mill one looking for a purple cow the other to enjoy cake sampling at Dalton Village Hall. Yet another warm day, although more humid than of late. Boorish driving by a speeding merc open top on the Bracken track narrow lanes – madness considering the large amount of harvesting traffic about.

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Shiela's Sunny Sunday Hot Ride. 15/07/18 – Phew

July 16th, 2018

As record temperatures peaked in Hull to 30.4 deg, the hottest day of the year so far, ten riders sat in Burton Agnes Gardens enjoying the Jazz Festive over lunch. We'd journeyed East from CG in beautiful wall to wall sun which stayed with us all day.
Coffee at Warley Cross was a welcome rest. From here Group Two continued to the pub at Harpham for lunch, while our group kept to the quiet roads by North Frodingham, Kelk and lunch at Burton Agnes.

For the homeward journey, I used the cycle route to Nafferton and Cranswick, being mostly flat, the sun was already affecting some of our group by now! Again a welcome stop in Etton for a quick pint at the pub. Arriving home to see most of the World Cub, Tennis or Cycling. Approx. 70 miles

A pleasant ride in good company and excellent weather, I'm not going to say too hot, we had too many cancelled Sundays earlier in the year! For most of the M group ride we were accompanied by new riders Natalie and Edward, young visitors from Finland.

Thanks Sheila for the words.

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16 Take to the hot road and miss Ice cream in glorious weather 8/07/18

July 12th, 2018

Sixteen riders arrived at the Fiddle  Drill cafe on a very hot morning. This wasn't a planned stop, this was where it was arranged that the ride would meet Tracey.  However she had just left so Liz B raced after her before she had got too far. All but six riders, not surprisingly considering the temperature, decided to stop at the cafe and then continued on a flat route to Hutton Cranswick for lunch. The others continued to Longsborough  and through Pocklington to the Smiles cafe for tea, toasties, ice cream and recuperation. It was also hoped the maybe some of the other group had a change of heart.  Tracy left us here because she had a fair way to go to get home. After about an hour everyone had recovered enough for the climb up the High Callis Wold road and over the A166 to the Roman Road then down into Thixendale stopping at the Robert Fuller Gallery to view his fantastic paintings. In Thixendale it was a sharp right turn and another climb up to the A166 again where there was a light cool breeze, and a descent into Huggate. The disappointment of the day was that the cafe here was closed, so no ice cream! Anyway we all arrived panting for a drink in Etton and met up with the other group who had also had a pleasant ride in glorious weather.

Thanks be to John of Beverley.

Sheila's Sunday Ride East – Fittling Winestead Beverley 01/07/18

July 1st, 2018

Two groups today, the East group led by Sheila to Fittling and Winestead, a sunny ride with a brisk on shore wind. A puncture occurred at the point where the Beverley bunch headed north west for rehydration in the Sloop – traditionally the Sunday after ride gathering point for Hull Thursday Road Club. Other Clubs met in the pub opposite in the Buck Inn. Dudley forgot to bring his drink outside and Tracy was smitten by a good looking Rhodesian Ridge Back. 75 Miles.

Sunday Ride Programme

June 26th, 2018

Do you have a favourite local ride? How about sharing it with your fellow club mates and leading or guiding the group on a Sunday.
The Sunday Ride list for July to October is due to be published before the end of June and it would be great to receive a few suggestions for destinations from active members.
Start points are Cottingham Green or the Humber Bridge carpark with the start time currently at 9am.

Sunday’s Sunny Sweltering Football Free Ride 24/6

June 25th, 2018

Sunday’s Ride was to Kilnwick Percey, they had put on a range of entertainment as part of their Summer Fair. Ride on steam railway, Morris Dancing, annoying police car siren bursts etc.
A good 60 mile ride with rehydration at the excellent Black Horse at Little Weighton.

York Rally 2018 23-24 June

June 18th, 2018

York Rally this weekend (23-24 June) click on link below for full details:


Memories of York Rally Grass Track Racing. Hull Coureurs Ken Cowdell in foreground. Starter George Cadman of Harrogate.