New Riders

If you are joining us for the first time…

Visitors are very welcome – it costs nothing to join our rides. We have rides of different standards every Sunday and you do not have to be a member of the CTC to come along and give it a try. Once you have ridden with us we are sure that you will want to join the CTC.

Please make sure your cycle is in a roadworthy condition. There are many independent cycle shops in East Yorkshire if you require their help, and although there be many willing hands to assist with any mechanical problems during our rides, all participants should carry a basic toolkit or multitool, replacement inner tubes, puncture repair kit, and a pump. You are more likely to enjoy the rides during bad weather if your bike is equipped with mudguards and you carry a cycling waterproof jacket.

All our rides are planned and led by experienced cyclists mostly on quiet rural roads and lanes. More information is available from the ride leaders whose phone numbers are included in the rides lists or from the runs secretary.

Sunday rides are usually all-day rides (with an option to return direct from the morning coffee stop) and in winter months aim to get back before dark. We aim never to leave anybody behind, but it is less stressful if you can estimate the sort of pace that's comfortable. It's difficult to be precise about pace because it depends on various things (weather, terrain and the particular cyclists), but as a guide (actual riding pace on level terrain, not including stops) here are the estimated speeds of the three groups:

  • Easy Rides – leisurely average pace of 11-13 miles/hour
  • Moderate Rides – moderate average pace of 13-15 miles/hour
  • Brisk Rides – brisk average pace of 15 miles/hour

You can phone the leader for more details.

Start points of rides vary, details here »

You may find the guidelines for on road runs helpful.

We can also suggest local areas that you can try by yourself. Contact us.

If you'd like to find out more about the CTC, check out the national site at www.ctc.org.uk. There are many benefits from CTC membership, apart from the activities of the local group, including:

  • Regular bi-monthly magazine, packed with technical, touring and campaign information,
  • £5m third party insurance cover when cycling,
  • Free legal claims advice,
  • Access to CTC technical advice,
  • Access to the extensive CTC touring guides,
  • Discounts in many cycle shops.

Joining is not expensive. Why not take a look at www.ctc.org.uk and click on Join CTC?

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