CTC Exeter - Newsletter - April 2015
Roy Russell & Ted Gameson
To All CTC Exeter Members:
Following on from the well-supported Skills Evening in March, you might be wondering what’s happened since. A lot of progress has been made. If you have logged on to the CTC Exeter website recently, then you will have noticed that the web-pages have been revised and there are some new ones. We hope you find the new and revised pages both helpful and informative. The new ones are:
- A new CTC Exeter Home Page.
- A page giving information for New Riders
- A page setting out what you said we should be doing in our Group Riding.
- A page giving the Shouts & Signals to use to keep our groups safe.
- A page clearly setting out what a ride leader should do, and what must be taken on group rides for CTC insurance to be valid.
We’ve also added a new ‘menu bar’ at the top of the new Home Page to give you direct access to these new pages, and, under Technical Tips, a link to the series of ‘Highwayman’ articles called 'Atomic Ted’s Tips & Topics'.
We would like to develop the web-pages a bit more, by adding some photographs and some relevant links, and any new information that seems helpful and relevant. Please take the time to read the new pages fully, and we hope that you will start to put the principles into practice when riding with CTC Exeter. We would like ride leaders, particularly, to be fully conversant with the new guidance as we are now looking to them to start helping members use the guidance when riding. In the meantime, watch the space for developments!
Finally, we wanted you to see how we’ve responded to the points you made at the Skills Evening. So Lyndsay and Ted tabulated everything that was noted, and we discussed the points in committee. We then noted all our actions, completed and proposed. It’s quite a long document, but we’ve attached it here so that you can see exactly what you said, and how we’ve responded.
As usual, we’d like your ideas, comments, or observations, on anything here. It’s always tricky to guess what people think if you don’t tell us, so if you think the changes are good and useful, or could be better still if we did more, let us know.
Happy and safe riding
Coast to Coast Audax - 16 May
CTC are organising two rides from Uffculme, on Saturday 16th May 2015. Ride from the Bristol Channel to the English Channel on this scenic 100 mile ride. A shorter 100km route is also available to the Bristol Channel. All proceeds to The Alzheimer's Society.
If you can arrive a little earlier Roy would welcome help at the start.
Exmouth’s Guinness World Record Attempt - 13 June
Be part of the Longest Line of Moving Bicycles (over 2 miles). Saturday 13th June, Exmouth seafront from 2.00pm
This event is being organised by Exmouth Town Council. Stewards are needed to assist qualified Town Hall staff, setting up barriers, stewarding crossing points and marshalling riders.
Please let Roy know before 5th May if you are available.
Velo Vintage Ride - 13 June
On Saturday 13 June Velo Vintage are also organising another of their popular rides from Exmouth.
If you would like to take part it is important to pre-register.
Dawlish Vintage Ride - 31 May
Dawlish Vintage and Classic Bicycle Parade on Sunday 31 May. Click here for details.
The big bike revival at Ride-On
Ride on Cycling for All are pleased to be a provider for the Big Bike Revival in Exeter from Saturday 23 May to Sunday 7 June.
We are a small brand, based in West Wales making organic, recycled and low impact clothing for the sports we love and everyday life. We have just opened a store on Gandy Street, where you can find all our latest bike kit as well as the rest of our range, including organic and showerproof denim, merino base layers and naturally weather resistant Ventile jackets.
For more information, please see our website: www.howies.co.uk
The bike is six years old, ridden about six times. It is a thorn raven tour model with a 390 step through frame in cobalt blue. It has a rohloff 14 speed hub plus extras in picture £850 Ono tel no 07760475051
A reminder that you can report highway maintenance issues using the on-line map-based interface
The Exeter City Council email address for reporting broken glass is firstname.lastname@example.org
The Devon County email address for reporting other problems is email@example.com