About us

There are over 400 members in Calderdale, and we run a varied ride and events programme throughout the year, details of which are on our website (see link above) and in our Gazette which can be downloaded by clicking here.  You are very welcome to join us – click ‘Advice for new riders’ under Group Information for some tips and info about our riding style, etiquette etc.

Thursday Evening Rides 

In the spring and summer we plan a series of evening rides. These rides use the longer evenings to explore roads, lanes, and sometimes tracks within an easy distance of Halifax, usually between 15 and 20 miles. While we aim to finish the rides during the hours of daylight, we do sometimes get carried away so please remember to bring some lights with you.  The rides usually finish at a pub for some post-ride refreshments and chat!

Autumn Tints Rides

Calderdale CTC Autumn Tints evolved from the original Autumn Tints Cycling Comrades – we now invite cyclists of any ability, age or gender to join our rides.  We promise a warm welcome to all, whether you are an inexperienced rider or someone who would like to try riding within the safety & camaraderie of a group. Rides are held every Wednesday & Saturday, at a steady pace, and wherever possible on quiet & often very scenic routes. We don’t avoid the hills, but we always regroup at the top and you will not be berated for getting off to walk if you need to!  Distance is usually between 25-45 miles, with a morning coffee stop and a lunch stop.  Some people will peel off after the morning stop if they want a shorter ride.

Sunday Rides

If you’re a regular rider but want to increase your fitness, get used to climbing, ride with a group or just get to the ‘next level’, then these rides are a good introduction to the club. We tend to average 10 mph (with stops) and the group will aim to stay together for the whole ride.

  • Short Rides will be around 30 miles, good for improving fitness.
  • Club Rides are around 50 miles.
  • Long Rides are around 70 miles or more.
  • Standard rides & Audax rides offer the chance to ride a set distance inside a set time limit.
 
Clubroom

In the winter, you don’t have to stop at home just because of the inclement weather.  If you can’t bear to cycle, and if you do, then come along to the clubroom.  We have a varied programme of entertainment for cyclists in the long, dark evenings: slide shows, talks, parties, and more.

Clubroom opens at 7:30 and events start at 7:45pm on Fridays, from October through to the end of March.  Refreshments provided.  Members and non-members are all welcome.  A small admission charge of £1.50 will be made to cover expenses. A few members usually carry on the discussion in The Three Pigeons afterwards!

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Results of Survey “How do you find out what Calderdale CTC is doing?” December 21, 2018- The survey was opened on 13 November 2018 and ran for one month. It was aimed at the (approx 100) club members that take an active part in our events (rides and clubroom). It was published on Facebook, on the web, via the Autumn Tints mailing list, and verbally at the Clubroom and on rides. […]
Closing Supper Run – Thursday 20 September. Posted August 19, 2018- Supper Run. Meet at Halifax Pool 7pm for a 7.15pm start, and a short ride ending at 8pm at: Wetherspoons Barum Top, Bull Green Halifax. Dave Power has booked the upstairs back room at The Barum Top (Wetherspoons) Bull Green for the evening of Thursday 20th September 8pm for 8.15pm onwards. The area, which can […]
Ride Details – Car Assisted Ride to Fairburn – Sunday 12 August 2018 July 31, 2018- As the arrangements for this years Car Assisted ride from Fairburn are different from those that previously applied, I thought I ought to send them out a bit earlier than usual. The ride will start from Fairburn as usual, but not from the Village Hall but from outside Fairburn Community Primary  School on North Road […]
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