East Yorkshire CTC

Tom's Classic Moderate Group Ride to Dalby

May 23rd, 2016

An 8 am sunny start yesterday from Cottingham for Tom's annual medium pace group 100 miler to Dalby – too early for one hipster, wearing pink, to shave. A good turnout of seven regulars plus a few irregulars started the ride. A helpful tail wind sped us to Sledmere cafe via Bracken, arriving bang on opening time. We were swiftly followed in by the arrival of many cyclists from all over the area.

Rest stop before the serious climbing over to Dalby

Rest stop before the serious climbing over to Dalby

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George Herbert Stancer Memorial Ride 2016 – 74 Mile Route

April 23rd, 2016

It's not often I get out on CTC rides these days. Having two children under five means I snatch a few miles here and there whenever I can take them. So I was pleased to once more ride the GHS – 74 mile route – last weekend. I rode it with Nikki as my tandem stoker, and her partner Gary on one of his touring bikes.

Methodist Church Hall 2016 GHS

Riders assemble for the start of the 2016 George Herbert Stancer Memorial Rides

All being well Nikki will get her first road bike next month, so in preparation for that event I fitted SPD-SL pedals to the back end of the tandem so that she could become accustomed to riding with clipless pedals without, we hoped, falling off.

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Claytons Corner Café – Howsham

April 12th, 2016

This has become our new favourite stop for rides over on the South Bank.

Having been passed it many times it was only recently that I actually stopped to go in.

Claytons Corner Café - Howsham

There’s a good selection of home made cakes to choose from and very good breakfast sandwiches – plus light meals. Coffee is the proper stuff and prices are reasonable.

Service is always fast and they welcome cyclists. Never been in and there not be another group of riders in there.

Struggle to find a seat inside during Winter but there are a few tables outside (come the warmer weather).

Challenge Rides – September 4th 2016

April 5th, 2016

The Challenge Rides for September 2016 will once again be setting off from Cottingham Methodist Church Hall, HU16 4BD – on Sunday 4th September. All three routes represent a chance to test yourself on the hills of the Yorkshire Wolds. Read on for outlines of the routes, or follow the quicklinks below.

CTC Challenge Rides Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route

The sun shines on the Kiplincotes Lane climb during last year's event

170km route (from 8.00am) in 8/9 hours
130km route (from 8.30am) in 7/8 hours
70km route (from 9.00am) in 4/5 hours

How to enter, Garmin Connect links, printable route sheets & .gpx downloads >>

Rationale for the Challenge Rides, cafés, hills & further info >>

Feedback on previous Challenge Rides>>

Frequently Asked Questions >>

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Runs List April to June 2016 (revised)

March 23rd, 2016

Runs List 2016 May to June List

Runs List for May and June 2016. The full Revised April to June Runs List (.xls) includes ride leaders and contact numbers. See also all of our Ride Start Points

We will add names nearer the time – if you would like to lead a ride please get in touch with me. When on the day no ride leader is shown the day's destination will be agreed amongst the riders turning up.

Thank you – Mal (07985 347 588)

If you like to make any enquiries about the ride list, or Sunday rides in general, please contact me.

(Text and links revised 2nd May 2016)

York Rally 2016

March 22nd, 2016

Just a note to say that early bird campsite bookings close at the end of this month (27th March to be precise), so if you're already looking forward to the unique campsite atmosphere and socialising of the York Rally, please book your pitch within the next two weeks to get reduced prices


Please put “East Yorkshire CTC " in the group box if you wish to camp with your club.

Annual Dinner and Presentation Evening 2016 – Trophies

March 17th, 2016

Sixty members and guests enjoyed good food and good company at the club’s Annual Dinner, held at Cottingham Parks Golf Club. We were entertained by a lively and informative talk by our guest speaker Martin Bolt, our Representative on CTC’s National Council.

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