Posted On: Thu 14-Apr 2016
By: Tina Walker
Extra Ride on Sunday 17th April

Jill will be leading an afternoon ride to Rushden hopefully meeting up with the A riders on their way back too.

Those that joined us for the Pizza night had a good time photographs are available on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/StevenageCTC/
Posted On: Mon 21-Mar 2016
By: Tina Walker
Converting a Footpath to Bridleway - Help please

The British Horse Society rights of way officer is trying to get a footpath change of use to a bridleway to allow cyclists and riders to officially be allowed to use the path on this map.

Essentially going from Stevenage to Walkern as you hit the traffic calming chicane there is an old dovecote and pond on the left. This is the path in question it is currently a footpath and is marked as such. It joins a bridleway at the back of Dane End Farm. He needs at least 10 of these forms filled in completely - all answers must be responded to, no corrections. Originals are needed so if you could possibly get anyone to fill one in that has used this path it's fine to send them to me at 44 Hayfield, Stevenage, SG2 7JP and I can pass them on

Right of Way form
Posted On: Mon 21-Mar 2016
By: Tina Walker
Foot path change to Bridleway - allows us to use it

The British Horse Society rights of way officer is trying to get a footpath change of use to a bridleway to allow cyclists and riders to officially be allowed to use the path on this map. Essentially going from Stevenage to Walkern as you hit the traffic calming chicane there is an old dovecote and pond on the left. This is the path in question it is currently a footpath and is marked as such. It joins a bridleway at the back of Dane End Farm. He needs at least 10 of these forms filled in completely - all answers must be responded to, no corrections. Originals are needed so if you could possibly get anyone to fill one in that has used this path it's fine to send them to me at 44 Hayfield, Stevenage, SG2 7JP and I can pass them on
Posted On: Sat 19-Mar 2016
By: Tina Walker
Pizza Night 13 April

Bookings for this close very soon!

Get £10 to Jill Borcherds by Wedneasday Evening if you wish to eat.
Posted On: Mon 29-Feb 2016
By: Tina Walker
Our Rides

These notes were discussed at length at the recent rides meeting. This will give you an idea of what our rides are intended to be and and how we expect riders to behave while riding with us.

If you are not sure of the speed/distance of a ride please give the leader a call.

All rides to leave 10 minutes after the scheduled meeting time.

Saturday Starter

These rides have always been planned to be gentle rides that are suitable for non-regular cyclists, families and children.

  • Allow 40 minutes for the café break

  • Preferred distance 10 – 15 miles

  • Regular re-groups to be included in the ride.

  • 8-10 mph average



Wednesday Evening

These evening rides have always been planned to be easy rides that are suitable for occasional and returning cyclists, teenage children as well as regular cyclists.

  • Allow 30 minutes for a stop at a pub or similar.

  • Preferred distance 17 – 18 miles.

  • Occasional re-groups to be included in the ride. Usually on hill tops!

  • 10mph average (excluding winter rides)

  • Aim to be back at 10pm



Friday Evening

The Friday evening rides developed as a logical development of the Wednesday rides. They are longer, up to 30 miles.

  • Allow 30 minutes for a stop at a pub or similar.

  • Preferred distance 20 – 28 miles.

  • Occasional re-groups to be included in the ride as required.

  • 12mph average (excluding winter rides)

  • Aim to be back before 10:30pm




Riders:

  • Please don’t ride in front of the leader or try to push the speed of the ride up. Our leaders are volunteers – help them to enjoy their ride too!

  • On hills – riding at your own pace is fine – but please find a safe space to regroup at the top – do not ride to the next junction to wait – this is unfair on those that may be struggling at the back

  • Do not ride more than 2 abreast

  • Please pass messages up or down the line eg Car front, Car back, pothole etc

  • Please follow the instruction of ride leader or sweeper.

  • If you notice a gap forming behind you please pass a message to the front to slow down. In the dark people who don’t know their way panic if they cannot see a rider in front of them



If riders persist in ‘bad behaviour’ they will be asked to leave the ride and ultimately be banned from all rides.