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CTC Exeter - Newsletter - April 2015

Roy Russell & Ted Gameson

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Skills Evening

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 page setting out what you said we should be doing in our Group Riding.
  • 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

CTC Exeter


Coast to Coast Audax - 16 May

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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.

Details: http://bit.ly/CoastToCoast2015

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

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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

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Dawlish Vintage and Classic Bicycle Parade on Sunday 31 May. Click here for details.

Outlet News

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.



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CTC campaign news

Maintenance Issues

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 cleansing@exeter.gov.uk

The Devon County email address for reporting other problems is csc.roads@devon.gov.uk

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