Women’s Cycling in CalderdaleMay 22, 2015If you are considering getting into cycling or are a regular cyclist, you may have noticed something pretty common about cyclists on the roads – they are mostly men! There is even a term developed for the new breed of rider – “middle aged man in lycra” or MAMIL. Cycling statistics tell us that around six times […]
Car Assisted Ride – Coxwold – Sunday 10 May – UpdateMay 4, 2015Thanks to the generosity of fellow CTC Members with spare seats in cars and the availability of a van to transport bikes, we still have a number of places for anyone wishing to join the car assisted ride to Coxwold this coming Sunday 10 May. If you would like to come along for what (weather […]
Car Assisted Ride to Coxwold – Sunday 10 May 2015April 22, 2015 This ride is part of the traditions of CTC – a car assisted ride to the 89th Service of Remembrance at Coxwold near Thirsk, where the beautiful 14th century church will be thronged with cyclists in their multicoloured jerseys. Calderdale CTC has for many years arranged car assisted rides, where members who do not […]
Tour de Yorkshire ride Sunday 3 May 2015April 20, 2015On Sunday 3 May Stage 3 of the Tour of Yorkshire cycle race passes through Calderdale en route to Roundhay Park in Leeds. In advance of the arrival of the peleton in the afternoon, we have two rides featuring the route taken by the Tour riders through our area. The longer of the two rides […]
Spring into the Dales 115km Audax -12 April 2015April 14, 2015Chris Crossland has been organising this ride for longer than most of us care to remember and it has invariably been blessed with good weather. In 2015 providence was tempted by holding it on the same day as Paris – Roubaix (the “Hell of the North”), and while northern France luxuriated in benign weather, northern […]
Well done everyone, especially the first-timers. Thanks for the company. Sorry the weather I ordered arrived a day early. Still, the advantage of being in the steady group was that we had sunshine all the way back from Whalley.
Peter HowellsPerfect timing for the Clapham soup stop too. First time for me and twice the mileage I've ever done before on a bike - a real confidence builder. Thanks to Dave and everyone else involved in making this event happen.
The next Calderdale Cyclequest is coming soon. For new members (and old ones who haven't done one yet!) who are not sure what it is, it is a navigation event where you have to find a series of checkpoints/controls which are marked on a map. Each control has a question to answer to prove you have been there. You use you map reading ability (or inability) to find as many controls within 2 hours, on your bicycle. Any bike is suitable,as all the controls are on roads. It's about 20 miles. The person who gets the most checkpoints, in the shortest time is the best Cycle Quester. Rules of the road all apply, it is not a race but a navigational challenge. Where is it? from the Alma Pub Cottonstones. When is it? 4th July 2015, registration from 09:30 with staggered starts from 10:00. Prize giving in the pub afterwards Normal pub food available from 12:00. Cost? A princely £2.00 To reserve a map post here, send me a personal message or email email@example.com. Cheers, Graham Lloyd