What better way to view the bright spring-green leaves on hedges and trees than by riding our local Audax starting from Dinton Pastures at 10:00 on Wednesday 8th May?
The route is not deliberately hilly so would make an ideal ‘first Audax’ for the newcomer to Audax riding, or a great day away from work (or retirement!) for experienced Audaxers. There will be a limited number of Brevet cards so beware of ‘enrolling on the line’ as you may end up with a blank Brevet card with no details of control points, which you will need to manually complete. Route sheets will, however, be available.
Further details at: www.readingctc.co.uk/dinton100
Enrolment form at: www.aukweb.net/dinton100
With the deer population in the UK at an all time high this encounter on a recent ride demonstrates the right thing to do when a herd decide to cross the road.
It’s safer to wait a while to allow the stragglers to cross the road.
This is one of our occasional calls for volunteers to pilot a tandem owned and maintained by Bob Bristow. For those who might not know him Bob is visually handicapped and we have over the years maintained a rota of volunteer pilots so Bob can participate regularly in club runs or other rides on mutually convenient dates.
Of late the rota has all but ceased to exist as people have become unavailable but Bob is keen as ever to get out on the bike. Anyone who thinks they might be interested in piloting for Bob please contact him on 01189582056 and he will gladly discuss a suitable date for a trial ride. No previous experience is necessary. Bob has cycled with a long list of different pilots and is well able to offer advice on the role.
We are now working on the Summer runs list for June-August. We are aiming to finalise the list by May 14th, so leaders new and old need to act now to avoid disappointment!
If you’re a CTC member and would like to lead a ride, please contact the ride co-ordinators and let them know. They may be able to suggest a suitable ride if you’re stuck for ideas or otherwise have a look at previous runs lists (link below). Or try something different, perhaps a ride that you like or have been wanting to do.
Have a look at the draft programme and see where it would fit in with other rides as they are entered.
The full draft programme and any gaps can be viewed: here
Reading CTC café map
North Hampshire CTC café map
Previous runs lists