East Yorkshire CTC

Cake Facts & Other Vital Statistics: a Ride to Thixendale

October 12th, 2015

Twelve of us completed the ride to Thixendale, eight of us went via Bainton where we met three who forwent their coffee in order to do a longer ride & Tracey who rode over from Eastrington. Later we stopped at the Thixendale village hall for lunch where we were obliged to eat cake (the only food they had). Some of us who had cake at Bainton enjoyed our third cake of the day.

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In order to make up for our lack of savoury food, Tracey suggested that we called for a beer at the Light Dragoon in Etton to end our ride.

Some stastics

Nine men & three women completed the ride.

100% of the men wore helmets. 33% of the women wore helmets.

York Rally Classic Sportive – Sunday 20th September 2015

September 11th, 2015


The 140km York Rally Classic 2015 Sportive includes the option of taking on 'The Chimney'

Limited places are still available for these three rides in support of York Rally.

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Dragooned by John Duncan…?

September 11th, 2015

Sledmere to Dalby Forest

John Duncan led this ride again, and for the second time,
He brought his daughter Janet to show us how to climb.
Tracey brought her new bike. (Her old one was outdated)
It has 10 gears and disc brakes (which seemed to be gold plated).

Janet always took the lead when we went up a hill
We did try to stay with her but did not have the will.
Tracey on her disc brake bike could have tried much harder
But she chose a steady pace and rode with Janet`s father.

Riding into Dalby, as always, was great fun,
With super views & smooth roads, then, lunch in the sun!
After lunch, we stopped for tea but some had the ice cream
We found at Wolds Way Lavender. It really was a dream.

And then back to Sledmere, to finish off our ride,
Janet led in with a sprint whilst father watched with pride.

John Duncan

When John is our leader, he does lead us astray.
He takes us to the Light Dragoon where we meet up with Ray.
He carefully plans his route home so we stop at the pub.
Our training schedules go to pot. That really is the rub.
Even Tracey's iron will melts under John's duress.
Where is all this leading to? I cannot even guess.

September 2015 Challenge Rides – Results

September 8th, 2015

Riders on our second East Yorkshire CTC September Challenge Rides – including many who weren't able to take part in our test event last year – were fortunate to enjoy the same sort of bright, sunny weather at the beginning of autumn that we had in 2014.

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Runs List September & October 2015

September 3rd, 2015


Runs List for September & October 2015. View the full September to December 2015 Runs List (.pdf) which includes ride leaders and contact numbers, and see all of our Ride Start Points

Cafés on the route of our September Challenge Rides

July 28th, 2015

As well as having beautiful countryside, quiet lanes and a few testing climbs, our 2015 Challenge Rides boast a number of our favourite cafés. Here is a brief taster:

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Doug Gibson

July 20th, 2015

I received a call from Pat Gibson yesterday, thanking East Yorkshire CTC for their tremendous support for Doug's family at the funeral for Doug Gibson on Thursday 16th July.

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