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Sunday, 14 July 2019 - 9:30am
A member of CTC for 64 years. Is he one of the oldest surviving members? See ride report below.
Riders of 50 and older will receive a certificate, but younger riders are also welcome to join us. Note that you do not need to be a member of Cycling UK to take part – but you do need to register with us. See below.
Start 9:30 (9am for the slower group). Riding at about 20kph, on this fairly easy course (about 600m of ascent), we expect to be at coffee around 11.30am, lunch about 2pm and home by 5pm when certificates (only for those over 50) will be handed out. The route has been carefully chosen to avoid main routes as much as possible and the terrain is gently undulating rather than hilly, with just a couple of short steeper climbs.
Lunch and coffee are both at Carnitas in Buckingham. See lunch menu below for your choice.
Registration please email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we have your full name, email address, details of emergency contact, lunch menu choice, any dietary preferences and your age in years on 14 July (age – only if over 50 and would like a certificate). Numbers will be limited to ensure that we have small groups each led by an experienced leader and that there will be room for us at the coffee and lunch stop.
For the 2016 Tri-vets, we had 14 members of Oxford City Cycling and 22 riders from other clubs.
Coffee in a restaurant, rather then in a café, was a change and a disappointment for some when we realised that restaurants don’t necessarily serve cakes. But the coffee was excellent and we had the whole top floor to ourselves, beautifully laid out for 25, so all was forgiven. We were joined by a guest from Somerset whose 64 years of uninterrupted membership of CTC (as he insists on calling it) may well make him one of the oldest surviving members. As for the chat, well, this was after all a veterans ride, so we make no apology for discussion on PSA tests (“prostate-specific antigens in the blood” for you young folk) and a variety of endoscopies.
Full ride leader
Ride venues and times
|Bicester Leisure Centre|| 9:30am
Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time (especially if you are new, so that we can say hello and sign you up).
|Carnitas, Buckingham|| 11:30am
For about half an hour.
|Carnitas, Buckingham|| 2:00pm
For about an hour.
|Bicester Leisure Centre|| 5:00pm
Where certificates for the over 50s will be handed out
|All of the times (apart from the start time) are approximate only, as weather or punctures may affect them.|
Ride options and attendance
Please note: you need to log in to see the list of people who attended the ride.
|The pace listed above is the average pace we do, so in general when cycling along the flat we will go a bit faster than the average pace. Please be aware of this if you are wondering whether you will be able to keep up on the ride.|
Total climbing: 712 m