News

Coronavirus update  – 8th July

As the restrictions to our everyday lives continue, there has been an amount of easing, allowing us to meet in small groups outdoors whilst maintaining social distancing.    From Saturday 13th June we have been suggesting a destination for an informal lunchtime gathering.  Many eating places are now open but with restrictions that mean we may not be welcomed as a large group on a Saturday lunchtime.  At the moment we are working on the basis that  most people will bring a picnic lunch.

The destination will be advised on the Rides List page and on the Facebook group by Thursday each week.

We still expect that Clubroom events will not re-start until September at the earliest.

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CTC Birthday Rides 2020 – CANCELLED

 Further details at www.birthdayrides.org

 

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Annual General meeting 2019 

The AGM was held on Wednesday 20th November 2019 at the clubroom. There were only nine members in attendance together with two guests. That’s a poor turnout, even by our standards!

The Secretary’s annual report and the Treasurer’s financial report were both accepted by the meeting.

There was one proposal put to the meeting for discussion – That from February 2020 all weekend club rides become ‘meet at’ venues for lunch with no appointed leaders. This was proposed by Barry Smith. After a short discussion, a vote was taken and the motion was carried with all in favour.

The committee was elected as follows:-

Chair – Sue Gatehouse

Secretary & Registration – Sandra Franks

Treasurer – Robert Amies

Welfare Officer – Bryan Walker

Promotions – Tony Clarke

General Committee – Barry Smith

Auditor – Keith Harrison

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The CTC in Norfolk

August 2020 marks the 90th anniversary of the formation of a CTC group in Norfolk. The group was formed at a meeting held at The Cat & Fiddle PH in Magdalen Street, Norwich. The inaugural ride, on 10th August, started in Tombland and riders made their way to Castle Acre for lunch. They then called at Mrs Littleproud’s teashop in Little Fransham for tea on the way back to Norwich.

The last time we celebrated the anniversary appears to have been for our 75th in 2005 when we held a picnic on the village green at Heydon with tea and birthday cake being served in the village hall.

We still hope to mark the occasion on our Saturday ride on 8th August.

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Birthday Cake cutting ceremony, Heydon 2005

 

Using E-Bikes on Club rides

In the last couple of years, several members have acquired e-bikes and are now using them on club rides. While this is welcomed, we should all bear in mind that using them in a group is not without problems. Because of their characteristics, they tend to be much quicker uphill than normal bicycles. If you are riding one, please try to keep the group in formation on hills, and if you need to overtake a slower ride, please do so with care and courtesy.

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Cycle Group Camping

If you’re into cycle-camping, you may be interested in this  little eco-campsite at Rumburgh, Suffolk.

www.greenhavensuffolkholidays.co.uk

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We have a map library which has almost all of the OS Landranger maps of the UK.

If you would like to borrow one (or more), contact Bryan W on 01603 736248 or 07815838213.

We also have a library of, mostly Natural History DVD’s.  If you would like more information please contact Robert A  on 01603 861175