Coffee Pot - Bike Bus
Newcomers - either to cycling or to the area - may find it helpful to join a group cycling to the Thursday morning coffee stops. Most weeks a 'Bike Bus' runs from a range of start points to the coffee stop.
The schedule for the bus is advertised below and riders can join at a location that best suits them. The Bus runs at an easy pace and no one is ever left behind, so these rides are a useful introduction to touring cycling.
Occasionally there is no leader for part of the ride. Try to have the schedule and a map with you. Where possible appoint a leader from those present.
If you are using some mobile devices you might find that the links to the route only show written instructions. To get a map you will then need to click on 'View desktop version'.
Thursday 14th February, Energy Wast Centre
The Bike Bus will be paying a visit to the Exeter Energy from Waste facility for a guided tour.
09:00 Exeter Quay The route can be found here 09:19 Swing Bridge 10:00 Grace Road
09:00 West Hill Memorial 09:40 Redhayes Bridge 10:15 Grace Rd Exeter
- Coffee, tea and cake on arrival, followed by a half hour explanation of what the plant does, followed by a tour to see it doing it. That should take in total about an hour and a half.
- We should be back on our bikes before 12 o’clock and then the world, or at least anywhere within 15 miles of Exeter, is our lobster. I’ll put up a route.
- All 24 places are now booked. If you have reserved a place but then cannot attend, please let me know as there is a waiting list. Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Finally, if the weather turns out to be horrible, the visit will still go ahead and you are at complete liberty to arrive at the facility at 10 o’clock by any form of transport.
Bike Bus Routes
Some bike bus routes can be found here.
The Small Print
The Bike Bus is primarily organised for CTC Members and those new to leisure cycling who would like to try out cycling in company. For insurance and liability reasons regular riders are expected to be members of the CTC. Newcomers who wish to try out the Bike Bus can join up to three rides without taking out membership but are required to complete a Guest Rider Registration Form for each ride.