East Yorkshire CTC

90th Anniversary Celebration Rides/Reunion Day – 5th July 2015

May 28th, 2015

Due to unforeseen circumstances we are changing the date of the 90th Anniversary Rides, it is now the week before, Sunday 5th July 2015. The headquarters are Hessle Rugby Sports Club, Livingstone Road, Hessle, HU13 0EG.

The three Standard Rides will start from 8.30am onwards.


All three of the Anniversary Rides go over the Humber Bridge.

The rides are still the same 90 mile, 90 kilometre or 35 mile routes and all rides go over the Humber Bridge.

Free to CTC members, non-members £5.00, Under 14s £2.00.

Please email Sheila@jsampson.karoo.co.uk/tel 01482 857774 by the 25th June if you want to take part and fill in the entry form.

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Tour de Yorkshire Sportive

May 4th, 2015

I’ve sort of lost interest in sportives of late. Not so much the rides themselves but the way that certain riders seem to think of them as elite events, but then I was persuaded to part with £50 and sign up for the inaugural Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Sportive (109km).

Cote de Cow and Calf courtesy of Mike McAllister

Cote de Cow and Calf – Tour de Yorkshire Sportive (courtesy of Mike McAllister via Twitter)

Five of us left South Cave heading for Leeds in torrential rain and it was still raining as we put on every item of wet/warm gear we had before leaving the official car park for the two mile ride to the start point in Roundhay Park. There was no lack of enthusiasm from all the staff and support crew but our moods were matched by the skies: grey and miserable.

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Runs List May & June 2015

May 4th, 2015


Runs List for May & June 2015. View the full April to July 2015 Runs List (.pdf) and see all of our Ride Start Points

Report: GHS Rides 19th April 2015

May 3rd, 2015

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Riders assemble for the 2015 GHS Rides

42 solo bikes and three tandems started and finished the annual pilgrims ride to Burnby Gardens Pocklington on a windy dry day, in the memory of George Herbert Stancer, ambassador for cycling before and after the Second World War. Jim brought along a certificate he had received in 1967, 48 years ago for riding the 100 mile GHS and still completed the shorter distance today.

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GHS Rides 2015: Route Sheets and .gpx Downloads

April 11th, 2015

A reminder: Sheila is again organising this year's local event which takes place on Sunday, 19th April.


Cottingham Methodist Church Hall. The start point of EYCTC's GHS Rides in 2015

Download the entry form.

The George Herbert Stancer Memorial Ride routes for 2015 are the same as previous years. Click on the links below to download the routes in Microsoft Excel format (same as previous year):

Printable Routes Sheets in MS Excel Format

102 miles in 8.5 hours

74 miles in 7.5 hours

57 miles in 6.5 hours

GPX files available to download

Note: the longest ride shows a different start point in the .gpx file. All routes start at Cottingham Methodist Church Hall

Download the .gpx files for the GHS Rides 2015 (.zip format)

Further contact information

All rides start at 9 o'clock from Cottingham Methodist Church Hall, Hallgate, Cottingham HU16 4BD and the fee is £2.50, strict closing date 11th April, or £4.00 after that date. Check points have to be arranged, I would therefore appreciate your telephone call 01482 857774, email sheila@jsampson.karoo.co.uk if you would like to ride.

Runs List April & May 2015

April 8th, 2015

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Runs List for April & May 2015. View the full April to July 2015 Runs List (.pdf) and see all of our Ride Start Points

GHS Rides: a bit of a round up of the routes… and those hills

March 15th, 2015

Sadly, in 2015 I won't be taking part in the George Herbert Stancer Memorial Rides (Sunday 19th April). At least my excuse is cycling related – I'll away with a few mates having a go at Buttertubs Pass, Fleet Moss, Park Rash and some other dinks in North Yorkshire. But I can't help being a little worried about my declining fitness: rummaging around in Garmin Connect I am reminded that over the previous three years my GHS rides have got shorter and by my reckoning slower. It's those hills…

Burnby Hall Gardens

The café in the grounds of Burnby Hall, Pocklington is open especially for cyclists. Don't forget to have your card stamped

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