Category Archives: Social Rides
The CWCC Retro Ride which was to have taken place on Sunday, 5 August 2018 has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience that may have caused.
However, if you’re keen on classic bicycles this may be of interest :-
There has been some debate regarding this ride over the last day or so. This is to hopefully clarify the situation.
The ride will take place from the car park at Great Ayton with riders meeting at 9:50 am for a 10:00 am start.
It will not be going to the velodrome, in fact the track session has been cancelled. It will stick to its originally advertised format, viz a social jaunt on fixed or single speed steeds through the North Yorkshire countryside finishing up at a local cafe for replenishment; and before anyone asks – you don’t have to be a club member to take part.
Could you please pass this information on to those who you think may be interested but haven’t got access to the web/Facebook?
It’s the Christmas Lunch and Fancy Dress Club Run on Sunday December 18th.
This year we’re in the beautiful village hall of Ingleby Greenhow. You’ll be welcomed with a delicious, warming mulled wine and the standard games and giggles. We’re returning with the impressive buffet from 2015. Dust off your Xmas fancy rags and be sure to ride the Fancy Dress Xmas Club Run. Details to follow courtesy of Andy Curson.
Tickets now on general release… £7.00 on a first come, first served basis. If not a sellout, deadline for ticket purchase is Dec 13th, 18:00 hrs.
Just a reminder that it’s the Club’s Freewheeling Competition this weekend – 11:00 on Sunday 6 November at Ingleby Greenhow.
There’s more information on the website.
The event commissaire is Mr Shaun O’Shea who will be ably assisted by Messrs Kirton and Bevis – so no shenanigans.
Many of us work off cycling ‘to do’ lists don’t we? For me, along with the Ventoux at some point, the Bealach na Ba has been on my cycling ‘must do’ list for quite some time. For about 12 years in fact, which was the last time I ventured into this part of the Highlands of Scotland en route to Applecross, then Torridon. At that time, when travelling by car, there was no one attempting it by bike, nor was there the previous time I’d been over it. ‘Next time I’m up this way I must bring my bike’ I thought. In those 12 years a lot has changed, I’m older for a start! Mitigating against this bikes are generally lighter and have lower gears available fortunately for me. What I didn’t expect to see was a lot of cyclists toiling up it in mid October, but there again cycling has boomed, the 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs rates it ‘the Holy Grail, the toughest and wildest climb in Britain’. So is it?