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News added: Saturday November 22nd 2014 10:27am

SUNDAY CLUB RIDE - 23 NOVEMBER
Meet Andrew at Somerset Bridge 10:00 for a steady 43 mile ride to Glossop and back. Our route out will be New Mill, Scholes, Windle Edge & Longdendale. Lunch will be at the Wetherspoon's pub "The Smithy Fold" Our return will be over Holme Moss. The total ascent is approx. 3350 feet and road bikes are suitable.

 

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News added: Monday November 17th 2014 11:02am

 

 

 

RIDE TO THE MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR JOHN RADFORD.

Meet at Somerset Bridge 10:00 Wednesday 19 November for a steady 9 mile ride to Christ Church, Helme. The route will be via Lockwood, Honley, Magdale, Netherton, South Crosland, and Blackmoorfoot. This is a led ride and will suit all abilities and any type of bicycle. Andrew.

 

 

This news expires on Thursday November 20th 2014 12:00am

News added: Sunday November 16th 2014 10:20am

RIDE CANCELLATION: TODAY'S RIDE TO WENTWORTH IS CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE FOG. SORRY. KEN.

 

This news expires on Monday November 17th 2014 12:00am

News added: Saturday November 15th 2014 11:39am

CLUB SUNDAY RIDE. 16TH. NOVEMBER.
 
This is one of our longer Winter rides (approx. 50 miles).The destination is Wentworth and we leave Somerset Bridge, Aspley, at 10a.m.
 
The route goes out to New Mill (a possible joining point) before climbing up to the Windmills and continuing to the Trans Pennine Trail. We head East and cycle to Thurgoland, Crane Moor, Pilley, Tankersley and Wentworth.
 
After lunch at The Village Tea Rooms we retrace our route but divert to Silkstone and Cannon Hall ( cup of tea?) where the ride officially finishes.
 
There are 2 miles of tracks, so touring bikes are recommended. Our policy in Winter is not to take morning breaks but there will be a number of roadside stops, and I recommend carrying snacks. I also recommend lights as dusk can come early at this time of year.
 
Ken Roberts.

This news expires on Monday November 17th 2014 12:00am

News added: Friday November 7th 2014 3:28pm

On Wednesday, November 19th. there will be a ride to Christ Church Helme to attend the memorial service for John. The service is at 12 noon and the ride will leave Somerset Bridge, Aspley at 10a.m. Following the service there will be a reception at Meltham Sports and Social Club at Broadlands.

This news expires on Thursday November 20th 2014 12:00am

News added: Wednesday November 5th 2014 8:22pm

Sadly John Radford passed away in the early hours of this morning, Weds 5th November.

Our thoughts and best wishes are now with his family.

He was a wonderful club and committee member, great cyclist and even better bloke.

It’s the end of an era for Huddersfield & District CTC.

This news expires on Sunday November 16th 2014 12:00am

News added: Wednesday November 5th 2014 8:13pm

The club ride this Sunday, 9th Nov

meeting at 10.00am at Somerset Bridge and going to to Oakwell Hall.

 

It will be led by Joe Naylor.

This news expires on Monday November 10th 2014 12:00am

News added: Tuesday November 4th 2014 9:47pm

Our social evenings on the first Thursday of the month contine. The venue has changed from the Grove to the RAT & RATCHET, near the top of Chapel Hill. We will be gathering from 20:00 on Thursday 6 November. The beer is lovely and so is the company. Come and join us if you can. Andrew

This news expires on Friday November 7th 2014 12:00am

News added: Tuesday November 4th 2014 9:09pm

Winter Runs list 2014

All rides start at 10am from Somerset Bridge, Aspley, Huddersfield unless otherwise stated.

November

Sunday 16th            Wentworth (near Barnsley) 40 miles                                                    KR

Sunday 23rd            Glossop (The Smithy Fold) 40 Miles                                                   AI

Sunday 30th            Wintersett with Calderdale CTC                                                          KR

December

Saturday 6th            Easy Ride;Sowerby Bridge from Brighouse Railway Station leaving 10am   MA

Sunday 7th         Bottom Mill Shop Café (near Todmorden) 50 miles                               RS

Sunday 14th       Tockwith Cyclists Carol Service                                                       KR

                              Depart Tadcaster 10am 15 miles easy

Sunday 21st       Pre-Christmas Get Together at the Riverhead Tap, Marsden via         AI

                               Motorman’s Café for lunch 20 miles.

Sunday 28th       Red Beck Café, Crofton 30 miles

January

Saturday 3rd      Easy Ride; Kirkburton Circular from Trycycling Kirkburton. 10am        KR

Sunday4th         Uppermill via Dovestones & Buckstones 45 miles                               SH

Sunday 11th       Royde Moor (The Windmills Cafe) 25 miles                                       AI

Sunday 18th       Yorkshire Mining Museum (near Wakefield) 25 miles                        KR

Sunday 25th       Oil Can Café Hepworth with Calderdale CTC 35 miles                        AI

February

Sunday 1st        Wigfield Farm(near Worsborough Barnsley) 40 miles                           KR

Saturday 7th      Easy Ride: Denby Dale from Trycycling Kirkburton. 10am                 KR

Sunday 8th        Edna’ds Café Delph. 40 miles                                                           RS

Sunday 15th      Winterset 30 miles                                                                         DE

Sunday 22nd     Gargrave (west of Skipton) 60 miles                                               JN

March           

Sunday 1st       Off road ride to Marsden, Wessenden Head and Meltham 25 miles      SH

Saturday 7th     Easy Ride; Bowling Park Bradford on the Spen Valley Greenway      RS

                        Leaving Crow Nest park at 10am.

Sunday 8th       Shipley Glen (north of Bradford) 40 miles                                          JN

Sunday 15th     Glossop 45 miles                                                                          RS

Sunday 22nd    Crofton (Red Beck Café) 35 miles                                                   JN

Sunday 29th     Cannon Hall (Cawthorne) 35 miles                                                  JN

April

Saturday 4th     Easy Ride; Quarmby leaving Cambridge Road Car Park at 10am      JG

                        (Finish at the Peace Café Birkby)

Sunday 5th       Addingham, Get together with other CTC Groups leave 8:30am          KR

                        (Take Sandwiches) 65 miles

Code                        Ride Leader                        Contact Number

AI                          Andrew Ireland                   07724155599

KR                        Ken Roberts                       07724156417

MA                        Michelle Atkinson               07876767910

RS                        Robin Stevens                    07826317694

SH                        Steve Hall                          07975504365

DE                        Denise Evans

JG                        John Gleadow

 

 

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News added: Saturday November 1st 2014 10:08pm

New Committee Members

We now have new members on the Huddersfield and District CTC committee : Ian Rodley is our new Welfare Officer, Jeff Thompson, Mick Haigh ( Rides Co-ordinator and new ride leader),John Lewis and Graham Rhodes have also joined the committee.

Peter Charnley has replaced Ken Roberts as secretary, Ken has been secretary for over 12 years and made an immense contribution to the Club. He has done far more than the Secretary's role. The new members are therefore most welcome to help take on all the jobs that Ken did.

Request for help with the website

At the AGM last Sunday 26 Oct, this website was discussed. We agreed that a request for someone with the skills to improve it and become the webmaster (I understand that to be the correct term) for it would be most welcome.

Contact Peter Charnley pcharnley@gmail.com in the first instance.

This news expires on Sunday November 30th 2014 12:00am

News added: Saturday October 18th 2014 5:18pm

THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE HUDDERSFIELD AND DISTRICT MEMBER GROUP OF THE CYCLISTS’ TOURING CLUB 

All welcome to attend. 

TO BE HELD AT MELTHAM METHODIST HALL, MELTHAM, ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 26TH. AT 1pm   (not 2pm as previousy posted).

Before the meeting there will be a morning ride setting off from Somerset Bridge at 9 a.m.

AGENDA

•Apologies for absence.

•The minutes of the 2013 AGM and Matters Arising.

•Reports of Club Officers:

Secretary (Ken Roberts).

Treasurer (Andrew Ireland).

Tuesday Rides Leader/Welfare Officer (Alan Priim).

Right to Ride Officer (Peter Charnley).

•Election of Officers for 2014/15:

Chairman.

Vice-Chairman.

Secretary.

Treasurer.

Welfare Officer.

•Election of Committee Members.

•Confirmation of Voluntary Helpers/Rides Leaders.

•Notified Business Item. The Kirklees/Calderdale link. Peter Charnley & Reid Anderson.

•Any Other Business.

•Date and venue for the 2015 AGM.

 

AGENDA FOR THE ENSUING COMMITTEE MEETING.

•Apologies for absence.

•Minutes of the last meeting.

•Committee responsibilities.

•To consider the wording of the Information to new Riders document.

•Any Other Business.

•Date and venue for the next committee meeting.

 

This news expires on Monday October 27th 2014 12:00am

News added: Saturday October 18th 2014 5:14pm

THE AGENDA FOR THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE HUDDERSFIELD AND DISTRICT MEMBER GROUP OF THE CYCLISTS’ TOURING CLUB 

All welcome to attend. 

TO BE HELD AT MELTHAM METHODIST HALL, MELTHAM, ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 26TH. AT 2 P.M.

Before the meeting there will be a morning ride setting off from Somerset Bridge at 9 a.m.

•Apologies for absence.

•The minutes of the 2013 AGM and Matters Arising.

•Reports of Club Officers:

Secretary (Ken Roberts).

Treasurer (Andrew Ireland).

Tuesday Rides Leader/Welfare Officer (Alan Priim).

Right to Ride Officer (Peter Charnley).

•Election of Officers for 2014/15:

Chairman.

Vice-Chairman.

Secretary.

Treasurer.

Welfare Officer.

•Election of Committee Members.

•Confirmation of Voluntary Helpers/Rides Leaders.

•Notified Business Item. The Kirklees/Calderdale link. Peter Charnley & Reid Anderson.

•Any Other Business.

•Date and venue for the 2015 AGM.

 

AGENDA FOR THE ENSUING COMMITTEE MEETING.

•Apologies for absence.

•Minutes of the last meeting.

•Committee responsibilities.

•To consider the wording of the Information to new Riders document.

•Any Other Business.

•Date and venue for the next committee meeting.

 

This news expires on Monday October 27th 2014 12:00am

News added: Friday September 19th 2014 12:14am

The Aldi cycle sale starts on Thursday 25 September. Get equipped for the cooler weather on a budget.

This news expires on Tuesday September 30th 2014 12:00am

News added: Saturday September 6th 2014 5:07pm

RIDE AND SUPPER AND SOCIAL EVENING AT COMPO'S in Holmfirth

This Tuesday 9th September is the last of our Tuesday evening rides season.

We will meet at Gynn Lane Honley (HD9 6JY) for 7pm for a short ride out to Compo's cafe for a Fish n Chip supper and social get together.      

It's a short but uphill ride via Nethertong and Upperthong to Compo’s café.

And after supper make your own way home or join back on for the short ride all the way back down to Honley.

Your ride leader for the evening will be Alan Priim

This news expires on Wednesday September 10th 2014 12:00am

News added: Monday August 18th 2014 9:45pm

This Tuesday evening, 19th August we will meet at Somerset Bridge Huddersfield (HD5 9AD) for a 7pm ish start. Going in a very indirect route to Farnley Tyas

We go over almondbury, taking in Kirkburton, on the way to Thurstonland before winding into Farnely Tyas. A cracking fast descent (take care) before taking a left turn over Almondbury and back to Huddersfield.

Your route director for the evening will be Mr A Priim.

All comers welcome  

This news expires on Wednesday August 20th 2014 12:00am

News added: Monday August 18th 2014 9:44pm

CLUB RIDE. SUNDAY AUGUST 24TH...TREASURE HUNT.

 We leave from Huddersfield Bus Station at 9 a.m.

 This is a mixed event with a 30 mile led ride around Blackmoorfoot, Honley and Kirkburton with elevenses at Shelley. We then ride to the Mining Museum at Overton, near Wakefield where routes will be distributed for the Treasure Hunt which will finish at Huddersfield Bus Station.

 This event is part of our Awards scheme so there is a £2 fee.

 AND....THERE ARE PRIZES!

 Please bring a pen to write your answers down.

 Leader: Ken Roberts.

This news expires on Monday August 25th 2014 12:00am

News added: Monday August 18th 2014 9:42pm

CLUB RIDE. SUNDAY AUGUST 18TH...TREASURE HUNT.

We leave from Huddersfield Bus Station at 9 a.m.

This is a mixed event with a 30 mile led ride around Blackmoorfoot, Honley and Kirkburton with elevenses at Shelley. We then ride to the Mining Museum at Overton, near Wakefield where routes will be distributed for the Treasure Hunt which will finish at Huddersfield Bus Station.

 

This event is part of our Awards scheme so there is a £2 fee.

 AND....THERE ARE PRIZES!

 Please bring a pen to write your answers down.

 Leader: Ken Roberts.

This news expires on Tuesday August 19th 2014 12:00am

News added: Monday August 18th 2014 9:42pm

This Tuesday evening, 19th August we will meet at Somerset Bridge Huddersfield (HD5 9AD) for a 7pm ish start. Going in a very indirect route to Farnley Tyas

We go over almondbury, taking in Kirkburton, on the way to Thurstonland before winding into Farnely Tyas. A cracking fast descent (take care) before taking a left turn over Almondbury and back to Huddersfield.

Your route director for the evening will be Mr A Priim.

All comers welcome  

 

 

This news expires on Wednesday August 20th 2014 12:00am

News added: Saturday August 9th 2014 11:46am

SUNDAYS HILLY 80 NOW CANCELLED 

The Met Office has issued a severe warnings for West Yorkshire for Sunday so we have taken the decision to cancel the planned ride.

Don't yer just love summer. Heavy rain and very strong winds have been predicted.

 

This news expires on Monday August 11th 2014 12:00am

News added: Monday August 4th 2014 8:56pm

Details of some updates to our news pages

1) The next Tuesday Evening ride tomorrow 5th Aug  Deep Lane to Honley

2) The next Sunday club ride is on Aug 10th is a very hilly 80 miler. Starting from the Leggers Wharf, Savile Town, Dewsbury at 9am. Your ride leader for the day will be Joe Naylor. Hopefully, more details to follow before Sunday. Route sheets should be available.

3) From Arthur Spurr, CTC Councillor (Yorkshire and Humber) there is a request for help with any information on the research he is doing to try and commemorate those members of CTC who were lost in the First World War. 

4)Details of the Made in Huddersfield event on the 9th August, 2014

And

5) free go:cycling cycling taster drop-in sessions at Leeds Road Sports Complex.

This news expires on Monday August 11th 2014 12:00am

News added: Monday August 4th 2014 8:55pm

This Tuesday (5th August) evenings ride starts from Deep Lane (was Warren House Pub) Milnsbridge (HD4 5SJ) at about 7pm and we are going to end up coming back via Honley           

 A favourite start straight up the long steep climb of Deep Lane. Via Blackmoorfoot reservoir and Meltham and then another hard steep climb to get over to Honley, and back to Milnsbridge.  Lumpier than it sounds. …you have been warned.

 Ride leader will be Alan Priim 

This news expires on Wednesday August 6th 2014 12:00am

News added: Monday August 4th 2014 8:54pm

The next Sunday club ride is on Aug 10th is a hilly 80 miler.

Starting from the Leggers Wharf, Savile Town, Dewsbury at 9am. Your ride leader for the day will be Joe Naylor.

Hopefully, more details to follow before Sunday. Route sheets should be available.

This news expires on Monday August 11th 2014 12:00am

News added: Monday August 4th 2014 8:52pm

From Arthur Spurr, CTC Councillor (Yorkshire and Humber).

 I’m doing some research to try and commemorate those members of CTC who were lost in the First World War.  You will be aware that 2014 is a centenary year.  CTC along with the whole nation was affected almost immediately as men volunteered to serve in the armed forces.  It is not possible to know precisely how many CTC Members served over the full four years of conflict, nor how many failed to return.

 The CTC Gazette of February 1915 lists over 170 early volunteers and military personnel, these men would have been followed by many others as pals and later conscripts.  Some joined Bicycle Battalions and Cycle Regiments, a feature of the early conflict.  The majority served within the army in northern France a few signed for the Naval Air Arm predating the RAF, a few to the Navy.  Further lists were produced as the war progressed, shorter as the task became great and the Gazette reduced in size.

 From the information available it has been possible to create a list of some CTC Members who are know to have died as a consequence of war, most lie in Northern France some without known graves but acknowledged on memorials.

 I need the help of the present CTC membership.  Do you or your members know of individual CTC members who died due to the conflict?  They may be relatives who had a love of cycling, or known only through the memories of present members? Some might perhaps be commemorated though a named trophy?

 Any leads would be welcome; what was their full name, with what service / regiment did they serve, were they gunners or riflemen etc.? 

 I have it in mind to later ask for volunteers to visit the resting place of some of our CTC fallen, to pay our respects as a Club once a short list is produced and verified.  Potentially, there might be an article in Cycle.

 I ask for your help and assistance. 

 Please contact me arthur.spurr@CTC.ORG.UK, or via CTC national office in Guildford on groups@ctc.org.uk.

This news expires on Tuesday September 30th 2014 12:00am

News added: Monday August 4th 2014 8:51pm

Free go:cycling cycling taster drop-in sessions at Leeds Road Sports Complex.

These are every Wednesday evening from 6pm-8pm. Experienced tutors are on hand to offer advice, training to improve cycling skills and teach people to ride a bike from scratch.

The best bit is that bikes and cycle helmets are provided free of charge, so it’s a great first step to give someone a taster of what cycling is all about.

 http://www.wygocycling.com/News/Articles/Free-Adult-Cycling-Drop-In-Session/

This news expires on Sunday August 31st 2014 12:00am

News added: Friday July 25th 2014 6:16pm

Please see Club news pages for details of this Sundays Club ride, Tuesday evenings ride, Thursdays Ride for John Radford (details below) and details of Cycle training drop-in sessions  in Huddersfield.

 

Next Thursday is 1 year since John Radford was knocked off his bike.

On 31st July we are going to do another bike ride the same as last year... at 6pm we will leave the train station in Huddersfield and ride out to New mill where John was the victim of a road rage incident.


We will do a collection in New Mill for the rehabilitation centre in York where  John is recieving treatments and therapy’s to try and gain some quality in his life.


The ride is called 'I ride to remember' 
Please get on your bikes and come and support us!

 

CLUB RIDE. SUNDAY JULY 27TH. FAIRBURN 100.

This is a 100 kilometre ride from Fairburn First School at 10a.m. We ride to Wetherby for our first stop at the coffee shop at Thorpe Arch Trading Estate before taking the back lanes to the edge of York and then ride the cycle path to Selby for our lunch stop. The way home is via Thorpe Willoughby and Hillam.

The route is flat and on minor and well surfaced roads with 10 miles of surfaced track. It is ideal for riders trying out their first 100.

Route sheets will be distributed so that riders can go at their own pace. This ride qualifies in our Awards Scheme so there is an entry of £2.

Leader: Ken Roberts (But don't worry: you haven't to crawl along with him!)

This news expires on Monday July 28th 2014 12:00am

News added: Friday July 25th 2014 6:14pm

Tuesday evening ride on 29th July

will be starting at 7pm ish at Waterloo Morrisons(HD5 8QW) and going out towards Northorpe

One of the less lumpy rides taking in Kirkheaton, Hopton, Mirfield and through Nowheresthorpe (as it’s called by some) and back via Robertown and Cooper Bridge. Much more pleasant than it might sound.  

This news expires on Wednesday July 30th 2014 12:00am

News added: Friday July 25th 2014 6:12pm

Next Thursday is 1 year since John Radford was knocked off his bike.

On 31st July there is another bike ride the same as last year... at 6pm we will leave the train station in Huddersfield and ride out to New mill where John was the victim of a road rage incident.


We will do a collection in New Mill for the rehabilitation centre in York where  John is recieving treatments and therapy’s to try and gain some quality in his life.


The ride is called 'I ride to remember' 
Please get on your bikes and come and support us!

This news expires on Friday August 1st 2014 12:00am

News added: Friday July 25th 2014 6:11pm

Cycle training drop-in sessions  in Huddersfield.

The go:cycling project is providing FREE cycle training drop-in sessions at Leeds Road Sports Complex (opposite Syngenta), Huddersfield (HD2 1YY).

These start on Wednesday 23 July from 6pm - 8pm and will run for 8 weeks over the summer.

Adult sized bikes and cycle helmets are provided so it's a great opportunity to go along for a taster session to find out if cycling is something you want to do.

So if you haven't ridden for a few years, or never learned to ride as a child, then why not go down and meet a professional cycle instructor.

Help can also be given with basic bike maintenance.

The venue has car-parking, toilets and changing facilities and a vending machine for refreshments.

Please spread the word amongst your colleagues and friends, especially to people who just need a 'nudge' to get them started!

 For further information about the West Yorkshire go:cycling project see: www.wygocycling.com<http://www.wygocycling.com>

Lynnette Evans

Project Officer (Tour de France legacy)

Kirklees Council - Communities & Leisure

Tel: 01484 221000

Email: lynnette.evans@kirklees.gov.uk<mailto:lynnette.evans@kirklees.gov.uk>

This news expires on Sunday August 31st 2014 12:00am

News added: Thursday July 10th 2014 11:23am

Sunday 13 July. 09:00 at Somerset Bridge for our ride to Hope. 11's at Glossop then Snake Pass to Ladybower then Bamford and Hope. Our return will be over the Strines.

This news expires on Monday July 14th 2014 12:00am

News added: Thursday July 10th 2014 11:17am

Sunday 10 July. 09:00 at Somerset Bridge for a ride to Hope. Approximately 60 miles with a few hills. 11's at Glossop then Snake Pass to Ladybower, then Bamford and Hope. Our return will be over the Strines.

This news expires on Friday July 11th 2014 12:00am

News added: Thursday July 3rd 2014 9:36pm

EASY RIDE. SATURDAY JULY 5TH.

For those who aren't watching Le Grand Depart there will be an Easy Ride leaving The Pie Hall at Denby Dale at 10 a.m. The destination is the Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Parlour at Ingbirchworth.

This ride has a few hills but the pace will be gentle and it is suited for beginner riders. the route will be entirely on minor roads.

Leader: Ken Roberts.

This news expires on Sunday July 6th 2014 12:00am

News added: Thursday July 3rd 2014 9:35pm

From Eunice Smith and The Friends of Bowling Park. Bradford.

There will be a community day event on July 19th, 11.am to 3.00pm.

Activities for all age groups around the theme of Tour de France including  healthy living, fitness linked to cycling and elements of creative play and fun,

information stalls from cycling organizations and others, as well as cycling related arts, games, and challenges to be offered.

 There will be a bike that you pedal that makes juice too

This news expires on Sunday July 20th 2014 12:00am

News added: Thursday July 3rd 2014 8:37pm

EASY RIDE. SATURDAY JULY 5TH.

For those who aren't watching Le Grand Depart there will be an Easy Ride leaving The Pie Hall at Denby Dale at 10 a.m. The destination is the Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Parlour at Ingbirchworth.

This ride has a few hills but the pace will be gentle and it is suited for beginner riders. the route will be entirely on minor roads.

Leader: Ken Roberts.

This news expires on Sunday July 6th 2014 12:00am

News added: Sunday June 22nd 2014 6:48pm

The next Tuesday evening ride (24th June) is

Meeting at Gynn Lane, Honley (HD9 6JY) for a prompt 7pm start and going out to Gunthwaite 

Another one of my favourite rides. Lots of up and downs on narrow country lanes.  Climb up to Farnley Tyas, onto Fulstones, taking in Snowgate Head, Inchbirchworth reservoir and onto Gunthwaite Hall. 

Lots of ups and downs.

Back via Denby Dale and down via New Mill. 

Ride leader for the evening will be Alan Priim

This news expires on Wednesday June 25th 2014 12:00am

News added: Wednesday June 11th 2014 8:58pm

I am very sorry to have to say that this Weekends Club Ride taking in some of the Tour routes has now been cancelled due to the planned ride leader being indisposed. 

At present I am sorry to say we have no alternative planned rides for this weekend. 

If you feel like leading a ride anywhere on Sunday, please post some plans on Facebook or drop me an email to apriim@yahoo.com and I will post this on Facebook and update this on our website too.

This news expires on Monday June 16th 2014 12:00am

News added: Thursday June 5th 2014 9:46pm

Forthcoming Rides 

SATURDAY 7TH. JUNE. EASY RIDE.

Meet in the car park at Brighouse Station at 10 a.m. for a steady ride to Hebden Bridge, for refreshments, on a flat route, mainly following towpaths. The leader is Michelle Atkinson.

SUNDAY JUNE 8TH. RIDE TO GARGRAVE.

Meet Maurice Le Good at 9 a.m. at Somerset Bridge, Aspley, Huddersfield, for a ride to Gargrave (Dalesman cafe for lunch).

The route will generally be on quiet roads with some lovely scenery as we approach Gagrave. There will be a return stop at Cliffe Castle, Keighley.

Tuesday evening ride 10th June. 

Meeting at Paddock Head (HD1 4RB) for 7pm and going out to Scammonden/Buckstones 

Yet another favourite of mine.  A longer ride onto Bolster Moor and Golcar Lily. Via Pole Moor and over the very high motorway bridge to Scammonden reservoir. Long drag up to Buckstone Moss and then a long, long flowing descent all the way back to Huddersfield makes it all worthwhile. I hope the sun shines this year

 

This news expires on Wednesday June 11th 2014 12:00am

News added: Wednesday May 28th 2014 9:01pm

Forthcoming Rides this next week

 

Sunday June 1st  Tour of the Holme Valley

Meet at Somerset Bridge, Aspley, at 9 am.

Then we will go on a 50 mile tour of the Holme Valley. Expect quite a few ups and downs. 

Bill Hunter, a new leader, will take the ride.

 

Tuesday 3rd June. 

Meeting at Fartown Bar(HD2 2QA) for 7pm

Going out to Sunny Vale

Be aware …  it always rains on the way to Sunny Vale. Riding over the top to Brighouse and thru to the other side to find Sunny Vale. Then climbing above Shibden Hall onto Southowram and back through another side of Brighouse.  Alan Priim will be your ride guide.

This news expires on Wednesday June 4th 2014 12:00am

News added: Saturday May 24th 2014 11:38pm

 

 

 

Pat Radford has advised that John is being moved from LGI to a rehabilitation unit in York on Tuesday 27 May 2014.  It is called Woodlands, part of the Christchurch group. This unit is the preferred choice of John's family so it is good news that they have finally got John a place there.

 

 

This news expires on Thursday July 31st 2014 12:00am

News added: Friday May 23rd 2014 6:11pm

 

Our "Tour 2" over 3 days has one place available as Stella unfortunately will now be at the funeral of a close friend. The details of the ride are outlined in the briefing below from Steve Hall. The ride departs from Somerset Bridge, Huddersfield at 09.00 Friday 30 May. The cost is £51.50 which offers remarkable value for a 3 day led ride following stage 2 of the Tour de France. Please contact Steve Hall on 07547 454963 if you want to join us.

 

Hi Folks looking forward Friday May 30 Somerset Bridge. The route is pretty much like Andrew Ireland described it in his last email - Tony Knight will lead first day to Naburn and I will back up - we will have two stops on the way for lunch and afternoon tea.  Naburn is a private hostel with good quality rooms, but a slightly idiosyncratic owner...breakfast is included in your cost, but evening meal isn't - however, the Blacksmith Arms round the corner is booked for all of us at 7.30. The second day is longer at around 60 miles, I will lead that and Tony will back up, good scenery, villages and back roads via Knaresborough avoiding worst of A59 - some steep climbs but great scenery and views. Haworth is a good quality hostel and your money includes a 3 course dinner and breakfast. It's not far on the 3rd day to Holme Moss,  40miles - but there's some great climbing and breath taking scenery as we stick to the TDF route - Oxenhope Moor, Cragg Vale, Ripponden Bank and the Moss itself. We don't have the benefit of Andrew and his tools - so we'll all have to muck together in case of mechanicals. It goes without saying take, waterproofs a decent tool kit and have brakes in good order. I will take phone numbers at the start in case of emergencies. This is a club ride/tour and no one will get left behind. By the same token if you feel a bit Chris Froomish and want to blast off, please tell me or Tony - but then you're on your own !

 

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SUNDAY RIDE. MAY 25TH.
 
Destination: Leeds Armouries. Depart Somerset Bridge at 9a.m.
 
Route: To Horbury Bridge, Wakefield, Stanley Ferry and Methley where we pick up the Aire and Calder Navigation canal which takes us straight to The Armouries. It's about 50 miles with quite a bit of towpath riding on a good surface. 
 
Whilst we will stop at Leeds for lunch and a look around, refreshment opportunities are limited, so it's a good idea to carry food and drink.
 
Leader: Ken Roberts.

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This weeks rides include 

 

Tuesday evening ride 20th May
 

Meeting at Somerset Bridge/Huddersfield (HD5 9AD) for 7pm.

Going to Clifton (Ford). Taking the Bradley and Calder Valley Greenways. Onto Clifton and it’s ford (which I deny ever falling into) and back via the industrial backdrops of Brighouse. 

Ride Leader Alan Priim.

 

THURSDAY May 22nd evening Awards ride

 

25 miles in 2 hours.

From the junction of New Hey Rd and Brighouse Rd Near Ainley Top, Huddersfield. 


 

Meet 6.45pm for a PROMPT 7pm start. 

Alan Priim ride organiser. We go more or less straight out to Denshaw then turn round and come back again. 

Please note as this is one of the Huddersfield CTC Award ride there will be an entry fee of £2.00. (Bring change) 

 

SUNDAY MAY 25th 

Going to the ROYAL ARMOURIES in Leeds. A 9am start from Somerset Bridge, Huddersfield. 


It will be a mixture of minor roads and towpaths for approx 60 miles of easy enough terrain – Ken Roberts will be leading the ride.

 

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News added: Sunday May 11th 2014 5:07pm

 

Monte Gordo or Bust

 

Bags packed – check. Tickets and passports – check. Let’s go!

 

Flights on time. Transfer desk where it should be. Hotel Alcazar in time for a 4 course buffet dinner – much needed. JG there to greet us. So far so good. Then all down to ‘John’s Bar’ (no relation) for a ‘briefing’ by our leader. Can’t believe the cost of a beer - €1.

 

So, here we are in Monte Gordo, a little resort town on the Portugese Algarve a stone’s throw from the border with Spain. Beautiful beaches, lovely rolling hills a few k’s back from the coast and, what’s this? Blue skies, sunshine, average daily temperatures 17C and no rain – albeit a couple of layers are still required. Nice one John – spot on for 10 days R n R from the extreme weather back in Blighty. Over a period of 3 weeks he has dovetailed 19 of us on board, sorted out the bike hire, and planned a series of rides and walks to keep us gainfully occupied. Andrew and Kate have set up camp/technical support in their motor home on the site next door. Uncle Ken and Janet, together with JG himself, Reid and Julie Anderson from Calderdale and a number of others are in the Alcazar with us, all very cozy. Tony K and Pria, for reasons not altogether clear, have based themselves in Tavira about 15k’s to the west. Tony – you’re a wonder of planning and organisation. Unique one might say!

 

The rental bikes are defined by the fact that they cost €2 ‘por dia’ to hire. A little bit like ‘yer granny’ might ride but, hey, they get us around. Mine is fitted with a triple on the front, but it’s stuck on the middle ring. With 6 gears on the back, or was it 5 I don’t know, I’ve enough to get around – makes me work hard on the lumpy bits. Next time though I’ll be upgrading to the €3 a day option!

 

The rides themselves are daily, either am or pm, depending on what else is happening, average distance 32/40k’s, a combination of coastal and hill lanes with a bit of off road through pine scented woods. Over the holiday we cover and pretty much criss-cross the coastal area between the Rio Guadiana on the border with Spain and Fabrica a pretty little village to the west, and the area of hills between the A22 motorway and the N125 main coastal highway, centring on the 2 medieval fortresses of Castro Marim, well worth a visit in themselves. All are conducted at a reasonable pace, long and hard enough for us to have a blow, but short enough for us to use our days for other things. My wife Heather, not a cyclist, loved walking the beaches for hours at a time, and going with her on a number of occasions I can testify that it’s not necessarily an easier option.

 

Each ride is characterised by friendly and supportive company and being CTC riders, convenient café stops where galau (milky coffee) and cakes are the order of the day – if you pay more than €1.40 you need to seriously question your travel guide. I have to say John that your suggested stop where a glass of vino was 50 cents a go was probably a bit too extreme at the other end. You had to be there! Traffic was invariably light, and with our rides taking us along lanes for the most part, we pretty much had the roads to ourselves.

 

Highlights of the trip for me:-

 

Watching the Volta ao Algarve come through Vila Nova de Cacela at a serious rate of knots, some bloke called Cavendish near the front and a Dutch rider hitting the deck a few feet from where I was standing, having tried to come around the outside off a roundabout and clipping a kerb. Major ouch! Bruised and battered, checked over by a medic he recovered to finish 14th overall for the day. Tough tough guys. Me – I’d still be on the couch.

 

Taking time out to go sightseeing in Villa Real on the Guadiana estuary and its Spanish counterpart Ayamonte a short ferry ride away. Both very pretty with beautiful historic plazas. On balance I felt the Portugese option has more to offer the shopper and casual diner.

 

Last but not least, the sight of Tony K in a pool of sweat, having cycled 15k’s  in approximate 40 minutes to reach the start line on his last day, closely followed by Pria running up after him having caught the bus. Next time Tony, why not just book somewhere a little nearer – breakfast an optional extra?

 

All in all, an excellent 10 days, great company, location and riding. Many thanks for all the work you put into it making it so successful John and good luck in your efforts to make it an annual thing. You’re a star… it says here.

 

 

 

Dave Power - March 2014 

 

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EVENTS PROGRAMME.

Just to clear up a few difficulties with our Awards/ Events programme.

The following events will qualify for the Huddersfield & District CTC Awards programme, allowing riders to qualify for an award at the end of the year:

* 50 Miles in 5 hours......May 4th.
* The Flat 80......June 22nd.
* Fairburn 100......July 27th.
* Hilly 80......August 10th.
Treasure Hunt......August 24th.
Rough Stuff......September 28th.

I hope this helps,

Ken Roberts.

THE 50 IN 5 RIDE.

This starts from Dewsbury Minster at 10 a,m, on Sunday May 4th. and covers a flat route to Squire's cafe near Sherburn-in-Elmet.

This is a led ride with the leader being Pete Ralph.

COXWOLD SERVICE.

The ride to the service (started soon after World War 1 to commemorate cycling comrades) takes place on Sunday May 11th. We leave the main car park in Tacaster at 9a.m. and ride to Easingwold for coffee. We then travel to Coxwold for refreshments and then the church service. There are then more refreshments before the ride back to Tadcaster.

The distance is about 40 miles on flat roads and the leader is Ken Roberts.

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May NEWS and Rides and Routes update

SATURDAY MAY 3RD 

EASY RIDE meeting at CROW NEST PARK Dewsbury for a 10am start, To BOWLING PARK (BRADFORD) – Pete Ralph leading the ride.

SUNDAY MAY 4TH

50 MILES IN 5 HOURS meeting at Dewsbury Minster for 10 am. For a flattish route and medium paced ride - Pete Ralph leading the ride

Tuesday Evening ride 6th May 

meeting at Paddock Head (HD1 4RB) for 7pm. 

For a cracking route going up to Bolster Moor and (if it’s a good evening) onto Bradshaw and then dropping down to Manchester Road above Slaithwaite for the ride back to Paddock.   Ride leader Alan Priim

SUNDAY MAY 11TH

NORTH YORKSHIRE COXWOLD SERVICE (1:30pm) Meeting at Tadcaster car park for a 9am start of 40 easy miles. So says Ken Roberts your ride leader. 

Tuesday Evening ride 13th May

meeting at Junction Inn (HD1 4LA) for 7pm and going out to Scapegoat Hill. So this will be another lumpy ride taking in Longwood Edge on the way to Outlane and Scapegoat Hill. Looking all the way down and across Huddersfield and then back and down via Golcar. Ride leader Alan Priim.

SUNDAY MAY 18TH

EXAMINER CHARITY CHALLENGE from 9am at Lepton Highlanders’ ground, Wakefield Rd, Lepton. MTB, Family and 18 mile road ride – as led and organised by the Huddersfield CTC. 

Tuesday evening ride 20th May

meeting at Somerset Bridge/Huddersfield (HD5 9AD) for 7pm and going to Clifton (Ford). Taking the Bradley and Calder Valley Greenways. Onto Clifton and it’s ford (which I deny ever falling into) and back via the industrial backdrops of Brighouse. Still a pleasant evenings ride tho. Ride Leader Alan Priim.

THURSDAY MAY 22nd  evening ride   

 25 miles in 2 hours From the junction of New Hey Rd and Brighouse Rd Near Ainley Top, Huddersfield. 

Meet 6.45pm for a 7pm start.  Alan Priim ride leader. We go more or less straight out to Denshaw then turn round and come back again. On a good (or bad) evening, it’s a great ride. 

SUNDAY MAY 25TH

Going to the ROYAL ARMOURIES in Leeds. A 9am start from Somerset Bridge, Huddersfield. 

It will be a mixture of minor roads and towpaths for approx 60 miles of easy enough terrain – Ken Roberts will be leading the ride. 

Tuesday Evening ride 27th May

meeting at Trycycling Kirkburton (HD8 0NX) for 7pm, going down to Cannon Hall.

One of my own local (to me anyway) favourite rides. Lots of countryside dropping right down to Cannon Hall. Then climbing all the way back (mostly climbing on the way back) via High Hoyland, Clayton West (with a bit of track suitable for a road bike) and coming out near Emley and back to Kirkburton. Ride Leader Alan Priim.

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April NEWS and Rides and Routes update

The Sunday rides and Tuesday evening rides are now on the websites NEWS PAGE and not in the events listing yet.

Due to technical problems (with the committee not being very technical) we have been unable to publish our Headset magazine as usual. I would like to apologise on behalf of the committee for the lack of a Headset magazine or an updating of the rides on our events page.

If you think you can help, contact any committee member or come along to the next committee meeting.

The rest of Aprils rides are:

Tuesday 22th April  meeting at Waterloo Morrisons (HD5 8QW)  7pm going to Highburton

We go straight out to our destination at Highburton. Climb on up to Emley passing the Three Acres restaurant. Onto Grange Moor and across to Gawthorpe and back via Tandem.  Alan leading, as usual.

THURSDAY APRIL 24TH     Club Tour de France Route 1 departs - SH/AI

SUNDAY APRIL 27TH   Club ride to Wigfield Farm (near Worsborough) via Trans Pennine Trail 50 miles Medium – Ken Roberts leading. Meet at Somerset Bridge 9am.

Tuesday 29th April meeting at Gynn Lane Honley (HD9 6JY)  7pm giong out to Meltham

A picturesque route taking in Blackmoorfoot reservoir and Meltham, onto the greenway and back around and down to Honley. Alan leading, as usual.

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Tuesday Evening rides  2014

All rides start very soon after 7pm.

Distances will vary on each night and will range from 10 miles to 20 miles. The rides will last between 2-3 hours depending on the night (and any mechanicals or similar mishaps). The longer rides tend to be mid season when the evenings stay lighter longer.

I always return to the starting point of each ride, to make sure everyone gets back OK.

It’s not the mileage that matters, as these rides tend to be very lumpy. It’s being out in good company on a relaxed evening ride through some wonderful local countryside and quiet lanes. You do need to be able to ride uphill and down dales for 2-3 hours, but we maintain a steady social pace. And regroup at the top of each hill.

Ride leader on Tuesdays evenings will be Alan Priim. Any questions about the ride  call or text me on  07513 954615, or via email apriim@yahoo.com

 

Date                        Meeting point                                          Destination

15th April              Gynn Lane Honley (HD9 6JY)             Compo’s Café/Holmfirth

A short but uphill ride via Nethertong and Upperthong to Compo’s café for supper. And after supper make your own way home or join together for the short ride all the way back downhill to Honley.

22th April             Waterloo Morrisons (HD5 8QW)                                    Highburton

We go straight out to our destination at Highburton. Climb on up to Emley passing the Three Acres restaurant. Onto Grange Moor and across to Gawthorpe and Tandem.  

29th April             Gynn Lane Honley (HD9 6JY)                                    Meltham

A picturesque route taking in Blackmoorfoot reservoir and Meltham, onto the greenway and back around and down to Honley.

6th May              Paddock Head            (HD1 4RB)                        Bolster Moor

A cracking route going up to Bolster Moor and (if it’s a good evening) onto Bradshaw and then dropping down to Manchester Road above Slaithwaite for the ride back to Paddock.

13th May             Junction Inn (HD1 4LA)                                    Scapegoat Hill           

Another lumpy ride taking in Longwood Edge on the way to Outlane and Scapegoat Hill. Looking all the way down and across Huddersfield and then back and down via Golcar

20th May            Somerset Bridge/Huddersfield (HD5 9AD)            Clifton (Ford)

Taking the Bradley and Calder Valley Greenways. Onto Clifton and it’s ford (which I deny ever falling into) and back via the industrial backdrops of Brighouse. Still a pleasant evenings ride tho.

27th May            Trycycling Kirkburton (HD8 0NX)                        Cannon Hall

One of my own local (to me anyway) favourite rides. Lots of countryside dropping right down to Cannon Hall. Then climbing all the way back via High Hoyland, Clayton West (with a bit of track suitable for a road bike) and Emley.

3rd Jun                        Fartown Bar(HD2 2QA)                                     Sunny Vale

Be aware …  it always rains on the way to Sunny Vale. Riding over the top to Brighouse and thru to the other side to find Sunny Vale. Then climbing above Shibden Hall onto Southowram and back through another side of Brighouse.

10th June            Paddock Head            (HD1 4RB)                        Scammonden/Buckstones

Yet another favourite of mine.  A longer ride onto Bolster Moor and Golcar Lily. Via Pole Moor and over the very high motorway bridge to Scammonden reservoir. Long drag up to Buckstone Moss and then a long, long flowing descent all the way back to Huddersfield makes it all worthwhile. I hope the sun shines this year.

17th June             Cambridge Rd Car Park/Huddersfield(HD1 5BX)            Ravensthorpe Subway

National Bike Week event

The flattest ride of the season via the greenways and onto Ravensthorpe subway via the park. Time for a bite at the Subway and then back the way we came.

A mystery tour on the greenways.

24th June             Gynn Lane Honley (HD9 6JY)                                                Gunthwaite

Another one of my favourite rides. Lots of up and downs on narrow country lanes.  Climb up to Farnley Tyas, onto Fulstones, taking in Snowgate Head, Inchbirchworth reservoir and onto Gunthwaite Hall. Back via Denby Dale and down via New Mill. 

1st July            Gynn Lane Honley (HD9 6JY)                                    Royds Moor Windmills

Another Honley start. Going out towards Brockholes but then up to Wooldale. Taking in Little Cake (the road, not a bakers), climbing onto Hade Edge. And up and on to Royds Moor and the viewing platform by the Windmills. Then all the way back down via New Mill to Honley.

8th July            Gynn Lane Honley (HD9 6JY)                                    Holme Moss           

Not just Holme Moss, but the mountain climb included in this years Tour De France in Yorkshire, just two days ago. The strong group go to the top and carry on down and round t’other side. The rest of us stop at the top, take in the views and then enjoy the ride back downhill to Honley.

15th July             Somerset Bridge/Huddersfield (HJD5 9AD)                        Fulstone

A very much uphill start, climbing out via Fanny Moor Lane and onto and around Castle Hill.  Onto Farnley Tyas and via Storthes Hall onto Thurstonland. Around onto Fulstones. Down into New Mill and then good flowing roads all the way back to Huddersfield.

22nd July            Fartown Bar (HD2 2QA)                        Stainland

My favourite place names and another route I enjoy.  Up to Ainley Top and then down the stairs (really). Onto Elland and then Stainland. Back via Outlane dropping back to find Fartown again. 

29th July            Waterloo Morrisons(HD5 8QW)            Northorpe

One of the less lumpy rides taking in Kirkheaton, Hopton, Mirfield and through Nowheresthorpe (as it’s called by some) and back via Robertown and Cooper Bridge. Much more pleasant than it might sound. 

5th August             Deep Lane (was Warren House Pub) Milnsbridge(HD4 5SJ) to  Honley           

A favourite start straight up the long steep climb of Deep Lane. Via Blackmoorfoot reservoir and Meltham and then another steep climb to get over to Honley, and back to Milnsbridge.  Lumpier than it sounds.

12th August            Gynn Lane Honley (HD9 6JY)                                    Digley Dam

Same start as the ride to Compo’s via Nethertong and Upperthong. But then going via Wilshaw and nearly Meltham. Across and down to Digley Dam and up to Holme. And another relaxing ride down to Honley making it all worthwhile.

19th August             Somerset Bridge Huddersfield (HD5 9AD)                        Farnley Tyas

A route skirting Farnely Tyas, taking in Kirkburton, on the way to Thurstonland before winding into Farnely Tyas. A cracking fast descent (take care) before taking a left turn over Almondbury and back to Huddersfield.

26th August             Paddock Head (HD1 4RB)                                                Merry Dale

Along to Milnsbridge and the climbing into Wellhouses and onto the aptly named Hill Top. From here to the lovely Merry Dale and down a steep descent and narrow lanes to Milnsbridge. Then back to Paddock.

2nd September             Waterloo Morrisons (HD5 8QW)                        Emley Moor

A lumpy route going via Tandem and Gawthorpe, around to Grange Moor and Emley Mast. The way back depends on the night, but will be a mainly downhill ride back to Waterloo.

9th September                        Gynn Lane Honley (HD9 6JY)                        Compo's cafe           

The last ride of the season. Same as the first ride and another supper stop to mark the end of the season.

A short but uphill ride via Nethertong and Upperthong to Compo’s café for supper. And after supper make your own way home or join back on for the short ride all the way back down to Honley.

 

See you all in 2015

 

 

 

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FRIDAY APRIL 11TH

CYCLING IN NEW ENGLAND IN THE FALL Maree and Phil Robson present pictures of their trip to the USA last year 7pm for 7:30 pm at The Peace Centre, Birkby - KR

SUNDAY APRIL 13TH

Spring Into the Dales and Leap Into the Aire 100 and 50 K rides from Salem Community Centre, Hebden Bridge at 9 and 10 am respectively - Chris Crossland

SUNDAY APRIL 13TH

Club ride to Hollingworth Lake (near Rochdale)      50 miles Medium/Hard - AI

SUNDAY APRIL 20TH (Easter Day)

Hilly 25 from Somerset Bridge at 10am or at Trycycling, Kirkburton at 10:45 - AP

THURSDAY APRIL 24TH

Club Tour  de France Route 1 departs - SH/AI

SUNDAY APRIL 27TH

Club ride to Wigfield Farm (near Worsborough) via Trans Pennine Trail 50 miles Medium - KR

SATURDAY MAY 3RD

EASY RIDECROW NEST PARK TO BOWLING PARK (BRADFORD) 10am - PR

SUNDAY MAY 4TH

50 MILES IN 5 HOURS Dewsbury Minster 10 am Flattish route Medium - PR

SUNDAY MAY 11TH

NORTH YORKSHIRECOXWOLD SERVICE (1:30pm) Leave Tadcaster car park at 9am 40 miles Easy - KR

SUNDAY MAY 18TH

EXAMINER CHARITY CHALLENGE from 9am at Lepton Highlanders’ ground, Wakefield Rd, Lepton. ATB, Family and 18 mile road ride - Huddersfield CTC team

THURSDAY MAY 22ND

25 miles in 2 hours From the junction of New Hey Rd and Brighouse Rd Near Ainley Top, Huddersfield 7pm - AP

SUNDAY MAY 25TH

LEEDS, ROYAL ARMOURIES  Mixture of minor roads and towpaths 60 miles Easy - KR

FRIDAY MAY 30TH

Start of York to Sheffield on the Tour de France route holiday - SH

SUNDAY JUNE 1ST

Club ride : Tour de Holme Valley (Ride some of Le Tour roads and take in the views Le Tour will miss) 55 miles Medium - JG

SATURDAY JUNE 7TH

EASY RIDE HEBDEN BRIDGE from Brighouse Railway Station car park 10am - MA

SUNDAY JUNE 8TH

GARGRAVE via Rossies cafe on way out and Cliffe Castle on return 60 miles Medium - MLeG

SATURDAY JUNE 14TH

FIRST LEG OF TOUR DE FRANCE ROUTE and EVENING BARBECUE - GP/HP

SUNDAY JUNE 15TH

SECOND LEG OF TOUR DE FRANCE ROUTE - GP

SUNDAY JUNE 22ND

FLAT 80 Eighty mile ride from The John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield to Selby Medium - RS

SUNDAY JUNE 29TH

MOTHER SHIPTON’S 100 Easingwold 10 am - Gerry Boswell Audax event

SATURDAY JULY 5TH

TOUR DE FRANCE FIRST LEG: LEEDS TO HARROGATE

SATURDAY JULY 5TH

EASY RIDE DENBY DALE TO YUMMY YORKSHIRE From Denby Dale Pie Hall at 10 am - KR

SUNDAY JULY 6TH

TOUR DE FRANCE SECOND LEG: YORK TO SHEFFIELD

SUNDAY JULY 13TH

HOPE (Peak District) 65 miles Hard - AI

SUNDAY JULY 20TH

RIPPONDEN 50 miles Hard - DP

SUNDAY JULY 27TH

FAIRBURN 100  10 am from minor road parallel to the old A1 in Fairburn. Meet outside the Junior School Medium - KR


 

SATURDAY AUGUST 2ND

EASY RIDE DEWSBURY MARINA Start at Willow Lane, Birkby, Huddersfield (beginning of Birkby/ Bradley Greenway Greenway) - JN

SUNDAY AUGUST 3RD

GLOSSOP 50 miles Medium - JN

SUNDAY AUGUST 10TH

HILLY 80 From the Legger’s Wharf, Savile Town, Dewsbury at 9 am - JN

SUNDAY AUGUST 17TH

HOLLINGWORTH LAKE (near Rochdale) 50 miles Hard - JN

SUNDAY AUGUST 24TH

THIRTY MILE RIDE AND TREASURE HUNT Huddersfield Bus Station 9am - KR

SUNDAY AUGUST 31ST

CANNON HALL 40 miles Easy - JN

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 1ST

START OF CLUB HOLIDAY TO SUFFOLK - KR/AI

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH

END OF CLUB HOLIDAY TO SUFFOLK

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH

EASY RIDE MIRFIELD from Willow Lane, Birkby, Huddersfield at  start of Birkby/Bradley Greenway. Return on canal towpath - JG

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH

ASKERN (near Doncaster) 60 miles  Medium - JN

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 14TH

3 MASTS (Emley Moor, Holme Moss, Pole Moor) 50 miles Hard - SH

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST

HATHERSAGE (Derbyshire) 65 miles Hard - JN

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH

ROUGH STUFF RIDE from Grange Moor village at 10am - DE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4TH

EASY RIDE Ossett from Mirfield Railway station - SH/DP

SUNDAY OCTOBER 5TH

SEASON OF MISTS/ MELLOW FRUITFULNESS 100 and 50 K rides from Salem Community Centre, Hebden Bridge at 9 and 10 am respectively - Chris Crossland

SUNDAY OCTOBER 12TH

 GERRY’S AUTUMN BREVET Wiggington 10 am - Gerry Boswell

SUNDAY OCTOBER  19TH

SHIPLEY GLEN ( North East of Bradford)50 miles MediumJN

SUNDAY OCTOBER 26TH

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 1 PM AT MELTHAM METHODIST CHURCH HALL. MEET AT 9AM FOR A RIDE TO THE VENUE - KR

 

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There is just 1 place left on our 4 day ride round stage 1 of the Tour de France, leaving Somerset Bridge at 09:00 Thursday 24 April 2014.

 

Day 1 from Huddersfield to Kettlewell Youth Hostel is 54 miles. Day 2 to Grinton Youth Hostel is 44 miles and day 3 to the stage 1 finish at Harrogate is around 40 miles. We then make our way home on day 4 from Harrogate. The pace will be steady and the ride is led so no one will get lost.

 

If you want to join us on the glorious roads through Wharfedale, Wensleydale and Swaledale then contact me (Andrew Ireland) on 07980 967114. The cost of 2 nights B&B plus evening meals at the hostels is just £60. You will need to find accommodation at Harrogate for the night of Saturday 27 April unless you end your ride with us there.

 

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HUDDERSFIELD AND DISTRICT SUFFOLK HOLIDAY.
 
Our annual September holiday takes place this year in Suffolk during the first week in September (beginning Monday September 1st.) The programme will be similar to the one we used last year in Norfolk. 
 
We'll be based around the market town of LEISTON, a few miles inland from Aldeburgh. Already members have booked at local caravan and camping sites and B&Bs and there is a nearby Youth Hostel at Blaxhall. As usual, members will find the accommodation which suits them best.
 
We shall arrange a number of rides to explore Suffolk's interesting coast and tranquil inland lanes and there will be the opportunity for some free time to visit other attractions such as the Sutton Hoo Viking burial site or Adnam's brewery at Southwold.
 
I will be contacting the Suffolk CTC Secretary to get some ideas about good rides and it would help if you would let either Andrew or myself know if you are coming so that we know what numbers to expect. Remember that this can just be a non-cycling holiday as well for those who want to explore Suffolk in other ways.
 
Ken Roberts and Andrew Ireland.

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News added: Monday April 14th 2014 7:32pm

This Tuesday 15th April is the first of this year’s Huddersfield & District CTC Tuesday Evening Rides.

Meeting at Gynn Lane, Honley (HD9 6JY) for a 7pm start on a short ride to Compo’s Café in Holmfirth for a Fish n Chip supper and a bit of a social do.

As usual it should be a short but uphill ride via Nethertong and Upperthong.

After supper, make your own way home or join together for the short ride all the way back downhill to Honley.

 If you want to see the route try this link: http://goo.gl/KUq8wH.

IMORTANT NOTICE

I know it’s the first ride of the season but due to other last minute arrangements I will be running late on Tuesday. 

If I am not at Honley by 7.05pm, or just after, set off without me and I will either catch up with you on route or at Compo’s. 

There should be some regulars who know the route and I have let Compo’s know we are coming. Save me a smoked kipper and I won’t be far behind.  

Alan

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News added: Monday April 14th 2014 7:30pm

Club ride on Easter Sunday 20th April. Your ride leader for the day will be Alan Priim

As it’s Easter and we want to work off all those chocolate Easter Eggs we might be eating, the club ride will be Alan’s killer hillier ride.

Two distances available of 35 or 25 miles. Please note...... it is a very hilly route.

We will be meeting up with some of our friends from Calderdale CTC. To allow time for our Calderdale chums to venture across the borders and join us, if you want to do a full hilly 35 miles

We are meeting at Somerset Bridge for 10am.

If you want to do the hilly 25 miler

We will be regrouping at Trycycling in Kirkburton for approx 10.45am.

We will return via Kirkburton on the way back.

This is a very hilly route and will be a led ride (by me) going from town to Kirkburton via Almondbury. Then onto Emley Mast and down and back up again to go thru Emley. We drop down to Clayton West and climb all the way up to Upper Denby. From here we go by Inchbirchworth reservoir and onto the windmills at Royds Moor. After this we will wind our way back to Kirkburton with maybe another small climb or two to keep our legs warm.

I am planning a café stop at either Denby Dale Ice Cream Parlour or the Windmills Garden Centre. Denby Dale Ice Cream Parlour may be too busy as it is having an Easter Day event and I will check if the Windmills Garden Centre is open before Sunday.

Any questions send me an email (apriim@yahoo.com) or a text/phone call to 07513 954615.

Please note THIS IS A HARD HILLY RIDE (no apologies for that). Alan.

 
 

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News added: Friday April 11th 2014 2:57pm

We still have 3 places on our first Tour de France ride setting off on Thursday 24 April. Our 4 day tour follows stage 1 of the Grand Depart. I rode (by motor scooter) the whole route yesterday to check the roads and mileages. Day 1 from Huddersfield to Kettlewell Youth Hostel is 54 miles. Day 2 to Grinton Youth Hostel is 44 miles and day 3 to the stage 1 finish at Harrogate is around 40 miles. We then make our way home on day 4 from Harrogate.
If you want to join us on the glorious roads through Wharfedale, Wensleydale and Swaledale then contact me (Andrew) on 07980 967114. The cost of 2 nights B&B plus evening meals at the hostels is just £60. You will need to find accommodation at Harrogate for the night of Saturday 27 April as I've had to let our unfilled rooms at the Cairn Hotel go.

 

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News added: Friday April 11th 2014 2:55pm

We still have 3 places on our first Tour de France ride setting off on Thursday 24 April. Our 4 day tour follows stage 1 of the Grand Depart. I rode (by motor scooter) the whole route yesterday to check the roads and mileages. Day 1 from Huddersfield to Kettlewell Youth Hostel is 54 miles. Day 2 to Grinton Youth Hostel is 44 miles and day 3 to the stage 1 finish at Harrogate is around 40 miles. We then make our way home on day 4 from Harrogate.
If you want to join us on the glorious roads through Wharfedale, Wensleydale and Swaledale then contact me (Andrew) on 07980 967114. The cost of 2 nights B&B plus evening meals at the hostels is just £60. You will need to find accommodation at Harrogate for the night of Saturday 27 April as I've had to let our unfilled rooms at the Cairn Hotel go.

 

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News added: Tuesday April 8th 2014 11:20am

 

Sunday 13 April 2014

Meet Andrew at 09:00 Somerset Bridge for our club ride to Hollingworth Lake. We will have 11's at Sowerby Bridge then climb to Blackstone Edge via Sowerby, Moor End and the last part of the Cragg Vale Road. Lunch will be at Charlotte's cafe and our return will be through New Hey and Denshaw. The pace will be steady and the hills are long rather than steep. Road bikes are recommended for our approx. 50 mile ride.

 

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News added: Saturday April 5th 2014 11:05pm

RIDING NEW ENGLAND IN THE FALL
All are welcome to what promises to be a very entertaining, informative and sociable evening this Friday (April 11th.) when Maree and Phil Robson will give a talk on their experiences of cycling in New England last autumn.
The venue is The Peace Centre at Birkby, Huddersfield (7 for 7.30 p.m.). There will be a small charge for coffee and biscuits.

 

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News added: Sunday March 30th 2014 10:06pm

NEXT WEEKEND RIDES.

EASY RIDE, SATURDAY APRIL 5th.......In conjunction with Shelley Community Association, this ride will leave from the start of the Trans Pennine Trail in Kirkburton (opposite the car park above the church) at 10 a.m. The destination is Denby Dale where there will be a break for refreshments. The route will be on a mixture of minor roads and tracks and we would expect to be back for about 1 p.m. The leader is Ken Roberts.

I would be grateful for help from Club members en route, as there could be quite a large turnout.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 6th...... Meeting at Somerset Bridge for an 8.30 a.m. Start

Our destination is Addingham, near Ilkley to start our Summer rides programme by meeting CTC riders from other parts of Yorkshire.

We go via Bradford to a cafe stop at Addingham from where we complete the trip on pleasant country lanes by the River Wharfe. On the return we will ride the Spen Valley Greenway, stopping for refreshments at Bowling Park. The distance is about 65 miles and the leader is Ken Roberts.

Please remember to bring sandwiches for lunch : tea and coffee will be provided.     

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News added: Thursday March 27th 2014 10:21pm

SUNDAY, March 30TH......Our destination is Sherburn-In-Elmet, travelling on the Greenway to Dewsbury, and then to Squires Motorbike cafe near Sherburn via Castleford and South Milford. The distance is approx. 60 miles but the route is pretty flat.

Please remember that this is the last of our 10a.m. starts from Somerset Bridge.

Rides leader will be Pete Ralpn and not Denise Evans (as she is in Spain) 

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News added: Tuesday March 25th 2014 8:34pm

SUNDAY, March 30TH......Our destination is Sherburn-In-Elmet, travelling on the Greenway to Dewsbury, and then to Squires Motorbike cafe near Sherburn via Castleford and South Milford. The distance is approx. 60 miles but the route is pretty flat.

Please remember that this is the last of our 10a.m. starts from Somerset Bridge.

Rides leader will be Denise Evans 

 

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News added: Tuesday March 25th 2014 8:34pm

SUNDAY, March 30TH......Our destination is Sherburn-In-Elmet, travelling on the Greenway to Dewsbury, and then to Squires Motorbike cafe near Sherburn via Castleford and South Milford. The distance is approx. 60 miles but the route is pretty flat.

Please remember that this is the last of our 10a.m. starts from Somerset Bridge.

Rides leader will be Denise Evans 

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News added: Friday March 21st 2014 7:18pm

This Sunday 23rd March club ride

Meeting at Somerset Bridge for 10am

Going out to Wessenden Head via Towpath, Marsden and Meltham.

Should be about 35-40 miles of quite hard going.

 

Led by Steve Hall Tony Knight and Pete Shields backing up.

A mountain bike or similar is recommended

Easy part, all the way up to tunnel end at Standedge End and beyond - cafe stop at Motorman Cafe around 11.00.

Drop down to Marsden then turn right and cycle steadily up Wesenden Head - moderate, but with fantastic views over awesome countryside and reservoirs.

Catch our breath at junction of A635 and turn left down steep rode to Meltham. Turn left and follow delightful bridlepath over to Deer Hill reservoir - skirt round shooting range and take down hill path to Marsden, Meltham Road.

Head towards Marsden.Then cut left on Bridlepath to Blackmoorfoot reservoir - taking nice track to Marsden and Morrison lunch time stop around 2.00.

 

Return either via Netherton or Crossland Moor lanes. 

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News added: Tuesday March 4th 2014 8:36pm

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE CLUB PRIZE PRESENTATION THIS FRIDAY

and then on our bikes for Sunday.... 

This Sunday, 9th March there is a choice of two rides.

Both rides meet and start at Somerset Bridge for 10am.

Pete Ralph will be leading a steady paced ride of about 45 miles to Wentworth.

And Alan Prim will be leading the last of his Tuesday rides on a Sunday morning.

This time we will be going to Cannon Hall via Almondbury and Kirkburton. Then lots of countryside dropping right down to Cannon Hall for the café stop.

Lots of climbing all the way back via High Hoyland, Clayton West (with a bit of track suitable for a road bike) and Emley. At least the last few miles are mainly downhill to Town.

Should be a round trip of about 30 miles at a steady Tuesday evening pace to help all get over the occasional hill, or two. 

 

 

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News added: Sunday February 23rd 2014 9:24pm

MPORTANT NOTICE

The Easy Ride taking place on Saturday 1st March has a change of meeting place and destination.

Now meeting at 10am at Brighouse Train Station and going out to Sowerby Bridge.

Ride to be led by Tony Jagger.

We have had to postpone the original ride from Hadfield due to the adverse weather making for bad conditions on the tracks.

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News added: Monday February 17th 2014 8:43pm

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The Easy Ride taking place on Saturday 1st March has a change of meeting place and destination.

Now meeting at 10am at Brighouse Train Station and going out to Sowerby Bridge.

Ride to be led by Tony Jagger.

We have had to postpone the original ride from Hadfield due to the adverse weather making for bad conditions on the tracks.

 

This weekends club ride on Sunday 23rd February has no designated rides leader. Haworth is only a suggested destination.

If anyone wants to meet at about 10am at Somerset Bridge, you can decide the destination on the day, unless anyone wants to post a suggestion or offer to lead the ride, via Face book.

This news expires on Monday February 24th 2014 12:00am

News added: Wednesday February 12th 2014 8:53pm

This Sundays club ride (16th Feb)  will be led by Joe (hard as) Naylors. 

Meeting at Somerset Bridge for a start very shortly after 10am

Going to Hollingworth Lake on a route to be decided on the day.

Hopefully we will meet up with the Calderdale CTC at Hollingworth Lake

Expect it to be a hard ride of approx 50 miles.

This news expires on Monday February 17th 2014 12:00am

News added: Tuesday February 4th 2014 8:52pm

A choice of two club rides this Sundays  9th Feb (subject to weather conditions off course).

A hardish and hilly ride out to Halifax via Dewsbury and Queensbury. Should be around 50 miles and led by Geoff Pearce. Café stops will be included.

 

There is also another one of Alan’s Tues evening/Sunday morning rides going out to Scammonden and possibly Buckstones.

This will be a lumpy ride of about 25 miles. Not sure of any café stops on route until we are coming back into town. 

Both rides start at 10am from Somerset Bridge so we can all decide who is going to go where on Sunday morning. 

This news expires on Monday February 10th 2014 12:00am

News added: Wednesday January 29th 2014 6:19pm

THIS WEEKENDS RIDES INCLUDE

EASY RIDE, SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2ND.

Leaving Trycycling, Kirkburton (HD8 0NX), at 10a.m.

 A gentle ride to the Mill Shops in Denby Dale. 

Travelling up through Shelley and down Near Bank to Skelmanthorpe, follow through to Denby Dale and the Teapot cafe. It's a short ride of only about 8 miles and so ideally suited to real beginners. And then back again to Trycycling. The leader is Ken Roberts to whom all enquiries should be directed.

 

CLUB RIDE SUNDAY FEBRUARY 2ND  

Meeting at Somerset Bridge (HD5 9AD) for a 10am start

Going to RED BECK CAFE, CROFTON.(Near Wakefield) Approx 40 moderate miles.

Led by Denise Evans 

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News added: Sunday January 26th 2014 5:12pm

SOCIAL EVENING AND PRIZE PRESENTATION FOR HUDDERSFIELD AND DISTRICT SECTION OF THE CYCLISTS’ TOURING CLUB.

We are holding our annual Social and Presentation evening on Friday, March 7th. at Broad Oak Bowling Club (7 for 7.30p.m.) and would like to invite all members and friends to come along. We are using the same excellent caterers as last year, and we will have more room in the premises this year.

Please select your choices from the menu and let either Ken Roberts, Robin Stevens or Andrew Ireland have your order together with your payment. (Cheques to “Huddersfield and District CTC”). The cost is £12.50 or £6 for Juniors.

MENU:

MAIN COURSE:                  Vegetarian lasagne.
                                     Chicken Curry.
                                     Fish Pie.
                                     Lamb Hotpot.

(Served with new potatoes, vegetables, rice, salads, wedges, and naan and garlic bread).

DESERT:  Trifle,  Fruit Salad or  Gateau.

Tea and coffee.

·       There will also be a RAFFLE. Prizes will be most welcome.

·       Please contact Ken Roberts if there are any queries.

 

 

 

 

 

This news expires on Saturday March 8th 2014 12:00am

News added: Saturday January 25th 2014 5:24pm

Please note that Ken Roberts has a new email address:

ken4bikes@gmail.com

Please update your contact lists and delete his previous email address of ken4bikes@btinternet.com. This is inactive and mail will not be received by Ken.

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News added: Thursday January 23rd 2014 7:25pm

There will be a slide show on the C2C (Coast to Coast) ride and of a CTC tour in Scotland

Taking place on Friday JANUARY 24th, 7p.m at The Peace Centre, Birkby. 

To be presented by Alan Priim and Simon Lawrence, who rode the C2C in September last year together. Scotland tour taken by Simon.

Refreshments will be available but keep wrapped up, as it can be a little chilly in the Peace Centre.

This news expires on Saturday January 25th 2014 12:00am

News added: Monday January 20th 2014 6:13pm

There will be a slide show on the C2C (Coast to Coast) ride and of a CTC tour in Scotland

Taking place on Friday June 24th, 7p.m at The Peace Centre, Birkby.

To be presented by Alan Priim and Simon Lawrence, who rode the C2C in September last year together. Scotland tour taken by Simon.

Refreshments will be available but keep wrapped up, as it can be a little chilly in the Peace Centre.

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News added: Friday January 17th 2014 11:13am

Tour 1 now fully booked.

Tour 2 - 4places left. Please contact Andrew on 07980 967114 to book.

2 nights (three days) Friday 30th May 31st and back on the 1st June

Grand Depart Yorkshire based on York to Sheffield route

On the first day we leave from Somerset Bridge staying overnight in Naburn Station near York in a boutique cycling hostel. With no more than 4 to a room and en suite with breakfast included, this is affordable luxury at a cyclists\' price. 

 A hearty breakfast will fire you up for the cycle on the scenic route to Howarth. After staying at the wonderfully wild countryside hostel with evening meal and breakfast  included, you will then leave for our destination of Langsett, reached after the classic ascent of  Holme Moss. Note, we have cut out the urban bits before Sheffield for ease of returning to our homes.

The deposit is £30 to be sent asap to Andrew. Please text me for my address if needed.

The total cost of the two nights B&B including an evening meal at Howarth  is around  £51.50

Put the touring back into the Cycling touring club and give your cash/cheque as soon as possible to Andrew Ireland (mob: 07980 967114) Please make cheques payable to \"Huddersfield & District CTC\"

For more information please contact Steve Hall on Mob: 07547 454963

 

This news expires on Friday February 28th 2014 12:00am

News added: Tuesday January 14th 2014 12:01pm

 

Tour the Tour de France Grand Depart Routes with Huddersfield CTC 

 

Tour 1 - 3 places left. Please contact Andrew on 07980 967114 to book. 

 

3 nights (four days) 24,25, 26 April and back on the 27th 

 

Grand Depart Yorkshire – based on Leeds to Harrogate 

 

We have cut out the busy bits around Leeds. On the first day we leave from Somerset Bridge staying overnight in Kettlewell at the YHA. A hearty breakfast will fire you up for the nice scenic route to Grinton. After staying at the wonderfully refurbished hostel you will then leave for Harrogate and after a day in the saddle have an upmarket B&B at the Cairn Hotel.  On day four we cycle back  to Huddersfield.

 

The deposit is £30 to be sent asap to Andrew. Please text me for my address if needed.

 

The total cost of the three nights B&B and evening meals at Kettlewell and Grinton is around £97.50

 

Put the touring back into the Cycling touring club and give your cash/cheque as soon as possible to Andrew Ireland (mob: 07980 967114)  Please make cheques payable to \"Huddersfield & District CTC\"

 

For more information please contact Steve Hall on Mob: 07547 454963 

 

 

Tour 2 - 4places left. Please contact Andrew on 07980 967114 to book.

 

2 nights (three days) Friday 30th May 31st and back on the 1st June

 

Grand Depart Yorkshire based on York to Sheffield route

 

On the first day we leave from Somerset Bridge staying overnight in Naburn Station near York in a boutique cycling hostel. With no more than 4 to a room and en suite with breakfast included, this is affordable luxury at a cyclists\' price.  

 

 A hearty breakfast will fire you up for the cycle on the scenic route to Howarth. After staying at the wonderfully wild countryside hostel with evening meal and breakfast  included, you will then leave for our destination of Langsett, reached after the classic ascent of  Holme Moss. Note, we have cut out the urban bits before Sheffield for ease of returning to our homes.

 

The deposit is £30 to be sent asap to Andrew. Please text me for my address if needed.

 

The total cost of the two nights B&B including an evening meal at Howarth  is around  £51.50

 

Put the touring back into the Cycling touring club and give your cash/cheque as soon as possible to Andrew Ireland (mob: 07980 967114) Please make cheques payable to \"Huddersfield & District CTC\"

 

For more information please contact Steve Hall on Mob: 07547 454963

 

This news expires on Thursday February 20th 2014 12:00am

News added: Monday January 6th 2014 6:36pm

Upcoming club activities and member news

John Radford.

John and family had a lot of cards from various clubs and people over the festive period and if all goes well, John will be able to see these one day. His family are grateful for all the support and continuing prayers –and they feel it is working  for John.

John is still in hospital and is due to be moved to Chapel Allerton hospital for rehabilitation. It is a different regime there and he will get physio and speech therapy etc daily with lots of routine put into his day.  

On the whole he is free of all tubes and pipes from around his head. His feeding PEG has caused him some sickness but this is calming down now and his body is getting used to it. He has had a chest infection but the anti-biotics seem to have improved that.

We are all keeping our thoughts and hopes with John and family.

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Ken Roberts has sent £50 off to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, from club members who donated money in lieu of exchanging Christmas cards. Thanks to all who donated.

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Next club ride will be SUNDAY Jan 12th, meeting at Somerset Bridge at 10am.

A ride to the NATIONAL MINING MUSEUM,OVERTON NEAR WAKEFIELD. Distance approx 35 reasonable miles.  Led at a steady pace by Ken Roberts.

(more details may follow)

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There will be a slide show on the C2C (Coast to Coast) ride and of a CTC tour in Scotland

Taking place on Friday June 24th, 7p.m at The Peace Centre, Birkby.

To be presented by Alan Priim and Simon Lawrence, who rode the C2C in September last year together. Scotland tour taken by Simon.

Refreshments will be available but keep wrapped up, as it can be a little chilly in the Peace Centre.

This news expires on Monday January 13th 2014 12:00am

News added: Monday January 6th 2014 6:34pm

Next club ride will be SUNDAY Jan 12th, meeting at Somerset Bridge at 10am.

A ride to the NATIONAL MINING MUSEUM,OVERTON NEAR WAKEFIELD. Distance approx 35 reasonable miles.  Led at a steady pace by Ken Roberts.

(more details may follow) 

This news expires on Monday January 13th 2014 12:00am

News added: Monday January 6th 2014 6:33pm

There will be a slide show on the C2C (Coast to Coast) ride and of a CTC tour in Scotland

Taking place on Friday June 24th, 7p.m at The Peace Centre, Birkby.

To be presented by Alan Priim and Simon Lawrence, who rode the C2C in September last year together. Scotland tour taken by Simon.

Refreshments will be available but keep wrapped up, as it can be a little chilly in the Peace Centre.

This news expires on Saturday January 25th 2014 12:00am

News added: Monday January 6th 2014 6:32pm

Member news

John Radford.

John and family had a lot of cards from various clubs and people over the festive period and if all goes well, John will be able to see these one day. His family are grateful for all the support and continuing prayers – and they feel it is working  for John.

John is still in hospital and is due to be moved to Chapel Allerton hospital for rehabilitation. It is a different regime there and he will get physio and speech therapy etc daily with lots of routine put into his day.  

On the whole he is free of all tubes and pipes from around his head. His feeding PEG has caused him some sickness but this is calming down now and his body is getting used to it. He has had a chest infection but the anti-biotics seem to have improved that.

We are all keeping our thoughts and hopes with John and family.

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Ken Roberts has sent £50 off to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, from club members who donated money in lieu of exchanging Christmas cards. Thanks to all who donated.

 

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News added: Tuesday December 31st 2013 7:54pm

A Happy New Year to one and all from the Huddersfield & District CTC

 

The first club rides of the New Year and this next weekend include

Saturday Jan 4th

Easy Ride led by Pete Ralph to Ossett & Thornes Park meeting at Savile Wharf for a 10am start.

 

There are two rides on Sunday Jan 5th   

Alan’s next Tues/Sunday ride

Meeting at Somerset Bridge for a prompt 10am start.

Lots of climbing during the first half of the ride but well worth it for the views from the tops, if the weather is kind to us.

We leave town via Paddock, going on the upwardy lumpy route to Bolster Moor and onto Bradshaw along the tops. Then we will drop down a steep descent (check your brakes) towards Manchester Road above Slaithwaite. If we are all up for it we can then go onto a café stop in Marsden, or if the weather is bad we can join Manchester Road and ride back into town and home.

We should all be back in town for about 2pm having done about 24-30 miles (depending on if we go to Marsden and the café stop.

 

Alternatively

 

There is the Last of the Christmas Pud Audax ride. 

Setting off from Thorne at 9am and taking in a flat 100kms(62.5 miles). The club contact for this is Pete Ralph

 

This news expires on Monday January 6th 2014 12:00am

News added: Friday December 20th 2013 10:56am

 

Tour the Tour de France Grand Depart Routes with Huddersfield CTC

 

 

 

Treat yourself this Christmas to the cycling tours of a lifetime in spring 2014

 

We are offering guided tours of  both day 1 and day 2 Grand depart routes around gorgeous Yorkshire.

 

We will cover most of the routes that will be that ridden by our heroes Bradley, Mark and Chris  so you can tell your kids that you toured the tour before they even started!

 

Make history for yourself and the club, be one of the first to tour the Yorkshire tour. These rides will suit mixed abilities and the pace will be steady.

 

You can chose either a tour of day 1 or day 2, but why not take the challenge and do both!  Each tour is limited to 16 riders only so please book early.

 

 

 

Tour 1

 

3 nights (four days) 24,25, 26 April and back on the 27th

 

Grand Depart Yorkshire – based on Leeds to Harrogate

 

We have cut out the busy bits around Leeds. On the first day we leave from Somerset Bridge staying overnight in Kettlewell at the YHA. A hearty breakfast will fire you up for the nice scenic route to Grinton. After staying at the wonderfully refurbished hostel you will then leave for Harrogate and after a hard day in the saddle have a traditional cyclists feed and beer at the Cairn hotel.  On day four you make your way back home to Huddersfield by a scenic route.

 

The deposit is £30 and must be paid before January 5th 2014. The total cost of the three nights B&B and evening meals at Kettlewell and Grinton is around £97.50

 

Put the touring back into the Cycling touring club and give your cash/cheque as soon as possible to Andrew Ireland (mob: 07980 967114)  Please make cheques payable to \"Huddersfield & District CTC\"

 

For more information please contact Steve Hall on Mob: 07547 454963

 

 

 

Tour 2

 

2 nights (three days) Friday 30th May 31st and back on the 1st June

 

Grand Depart Yorkshire based on York to Sheffield route

 

On the first day we leave from Somerset Bridge staying overnight in Naburn Station near York in a boutique cycling hostel. With no more than 4 to a room and en suite with breakfast included, this is affordable luxury at a cyclists\' price. A hearty breakfast will fire you up for the cycle on the scenic route to Howarth. After staying at the wonderfully wild countryside hostel with evening meal and breakfast  included, you will then leave for our destination of the summit of  Holme Moss. Note, we have cut out the urban bits before Sheffield for ease of returning to our homes.

 

The deposit is £30 and must be paid before January 5th 2014.

 

The total cost of the two nights B&B including an evening meal at Howarth  is around  £51.50

 

Put the touring back into the Cycling touring club and give your cash/cheque as soon as possible to Andrew Ireland (mob: 07980 967114) Please make cheques payable to \"Huddersfield & District CTC\"

 

For more information please contact Steve Hall on Mob: 07547 454963

 

This news expires on Thursday May 29th 2014 12:00am

News added: Sunday December 15th 2013 5:38pm

 

SUNDAY 22 DEC 2013 RIDE - an easy pedal to the pub

 

Leave Somerset Bridge at 10:00 for Magdale, Netherton, South Crosland, Blackmoorfoot, Chain Road to Marsden, Hey Green then to Motorman\'s Cafe for lunch. They are open as normal.

 

A quick descent back to Marsden for a pint or 3 at the Riverhead Tap Brewery Pub.

 

13 miles, 1420 feet of ascent, an easy ride in good company and the days are getting longer!

 

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News added: Thursday December 12th 2013 7:53pm

CLUB RIDE SUNDAY 15TH, DECEMBER.
 
Destination: The Kirklees Light Railway station at Clayton West.
 
Route: The Greenway to Dewsbury, then to Ossett and Horbury. On to Painthorpe, Haigh, High Hoyland and Clayton West. After lunch the return will be via Emley and Kirkburton. A steady, pleasant route for the time of year, using Greenways and quiet roads.
 
Distance: Approx. 40 miles. Medium difficulty.
 
Leader: PeterRalph. (Tel: 07771545867).

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News added: Tuesday December 3rd 2013 4:51pm

Details of this weekends three club rides ......

 

Saturday Dec 7th Easy Ride led by Michelle Atkinson.

Meeting at Brighouse Railway Station (10am)  and going to Sowerby Bridge/Mytholmroyd, mainly on tracks.

 

Sunday Dec 8th Meeting at Tadcaster (10am) and led by Ken Roberts and going to Tockwith Carol Service. 

The ride will be approx 20 easy miles.

Any questions about this ride. Contact Ken on 07724156417

 

Also on Sunday Dec 8th

 

Alan’s Tuesday/Sunday ride out to Gunthwaite.

Meeting at Somerset Bridge (HD5 9AD) for a 10am start. 

One of my favourite rides. Lots of ups and some downs on narrow country lanes. Going out via Almondbury, climb slowly up to Farnley Tyas, onto Fulstones, taking in Snowgate Head, Inchbirchworth reservoir and before going onto Gunthwaite Hall we will stop of at the Yummy Ice Cream Parlour at Delph House Farm for teas/coffees and wees.

After our tea break onto more small lanes to Gunthwaite and Denby and then back via Penistone Road and down to The Soverign. We will then decide which way we are all going on the mainly downhill route back to town.

Distance will be approx 30 miles …which we will take at a steady pace with most of the hills to be climbed (at a steady Tues evening pace)  at the front end of the ride. 

We should be back in town by 2pm, all going well. 

 

 

This news expires on Monday December 9th 2013 12:00am

News added: Tuesday December 3rd 2013 4:23pm

LATEST HEADSET IS NOW AVAILABLE.

Click on the link for About Us and you will find it listed there. 

This news expires on Saturday December 14th 2013 12:00am

News added: Saturday November 30th 2013 9:57pm

 

 CLUB CYCLING HOLIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2014

 

Andrew and I have been considering various locations for our 2014 holiday, and have decided on the following:

 

  • We’re going to Suffolk, where the cycling is easy on quiet and flat lanes. We shall be basing ourselves in the Aldeburgh area, midway between Felixstowe and Southwold. This gives us access to the coast; country parks; and sites of historical interest such as Sutton Hoo.

  • The dates will be from Monday September 1st. to Friday September 5th. Within those dates we will be organising 3 medium-paced cycle rides and a walk. This then gives a day free to use as you wish.

  • Blaxhall Youth Hostel is in the area and could well form our base .It’s a three star hostel in a converted school, which does meals. Please contact them via the national YHA booking line on either 0800 0191 700 or 01629 592 700. The booking website is : www.yha.org.uk  and you can save money if you’re a YHA member.

  • Some riders will be staying in and around Aldeburgh, at camp sites, caravan sites and B&Bs. When we know just where everyone is staying then we’ll arrange a meeting place for each day’s activities.

  • This holiday is definitely going ahead, so please arrange your accommodation and just let Andrew or myself know that you’re coming so that we can let you know about further arrangements.

 

Hoping to see you in Suffolk in 2014,

 

Ken Roberts.

 

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Sat Nov 30th

Latest update on our John Radford is that he is continuing to very slowly improve and he has now had his tracheotomy removed.

Our thoughts are still very much with John and his family and we hope John continues to recover, at whatever pace he needs too.

 Ride news

The Chillax & Ride outing on Sunday has been postponed to a later date.

This Sundays club ride is meeting at 10am at Somerset Bridge (HD5 9AD) for a ride out to Wintersett. (Meet up with Calderdale CTC)  Led by Ken Roberts at a very reasonable Roberts steady pace.

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Sat Nov 30th

Latest update on our John Radford is that he is continuing to very slowly improve and he has now had his tracheotomy removed.

Our thoughts are still very much with John and his family and we hope John continues to recover, at whatever pace he needs too.

 

Other Ride news

The Chillax & Ride outing on Sunday has been postponed to a later date.

This Sundays club ride is meeting at 10am at Somerset Bridge (HD5 9AD) for a ride out to Cannon Hall.

Led by Joe Naylor (again) at a reasonable steady pace.

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Sat Nov 30th 


Latest update on our John Radford is that he is continuing to very slowly improve and he has now had his tracheotomy removed.

Our thoughts are still very much with John and his family and we hope John continues to recover, at whatever pace he needs too.

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This Sundays club ride   1st December

DEPARTURE; Somerset Bridge, Aspley, Huddersfield at 10a.m. DESTINATION: Wintersett, the Anglers\' Country Park, South East of Wakefield.

 

ROUTE: Horbury Bridge (possible pick-up point), Wakefield Cycle Track, Kettlethorpe, Newmillerdam, Ryhill, Cold Heindley, Wintersett. Return via Notton to Woolley Edge and West Bretton. This route is mainly on quiet lanes and is suitable for all types of cycle. The distance to and from Huddersfield is about 40 miles on mainly flat terrain making this ride of medium difficulty.

 

LEADER: Ken Roberts. Contact: 07724156417.

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This Sundays ride 24th Nov

Meeting at 10am at Somerset Bridge (HD5 9AD) for a ride out to Cannon Hall.

Led by Joe Naylor (again) at a reasonable steady pace.

Going out on the A629 via Wakefield Rd and Penistone Rd and onto Cannon Hall to the café there.

Setting of back though the park to Barnsley Rd right and back via Gunthwaite Hall, onto Penistone Rd, Birdedge and Shepley and back into town.

Should be a steady 35 miles with nothing too challenging 

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Sunday 17th Nov club ride will be led by Joe (hard as nails) Naylor.

Meeting at Somerset Bridge for 10am and going to Shipley Glen.

 

Out via Brighouse and Bradford and onto a café stop for lunch in Shipley Glen.

After lunch back to Bradford thru to Bowling Park, then and all the way back on the greenways.

Should be approx 45 miles at a steady pace and not too hard or lumpy. 

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Two Club rides this Sunday 10th Nov

 For those that want a full day out there is the 3 Masts ride, with two mast option, Led by Tony Knight - back up by Steve Hall.

Starting at Somerset Bridge at 9am and not 10am as on the rides listing.  It will be an all day ride with a café stop.

 

There will also be the second of Alan’s Tuesday rides on a Sunday morning. Going out to Stainland.

 Starting from Somerset Bridge at 10am. It will be approximately 20 hilly miles with a short café stop in Elland, if we can find a café that’s open. (not guaranteed).

Expect we will be back in town by 1pm.

 

Full details of both rides on Facebook.

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Latest News on John. As on the front page of today\'s (Mon 4th Nov) Huddersfield Examiner. 

try this link for full details.

http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/meltham-cyclist-john-radford-now-6267456

John can’t communicate but is being shown cycling magazines by his family. He is conscious and showing encouraging signs of progress.

Though still breathing through a tracheotomy tube and partially-paralysed down his right side, John is improving, slowly but surely.

His daughter Emma said: “Dad can turn a page for himself but it is a big strain.

“The other day, though, he licked his finger and turned a page and we were amazed.

“It was just something that he always used to do and we knew he was still with us.”

John, who is now on a specialist neurological ward at Leeds General Infirmary, is doing so well he is allowed limited visits from friends.

“Everybody who has seen him seems really surprised at how well he is.

“It is frustrating for us because his recovery is so slow.

“It would make our day if he could just give us a smile.”

Doctors have given no timescale on how quickly – or how much – John will recover.
But John’s fighting spirit and his fitness levels give cause for optimism.
“We just hope dad’s brain will continue to repair,” said Emma.
“We know age is not on his side but he is so fit for a man of his age and his lungs and heart haven’t failed him yet.”

 

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Latest news and update on John Radford, as on the front page of today\'s (Mon 4th Nov)  Huddersfield Examiner 

try this link for full coverage

http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/meltham-cyclist-john-radford-now-6267456

 

 John, 70 this month, is now conscious and showing encouraging signs of progress.

Though still breathing through a tracheotomy tube and partially-paralysed down his right side, John is improving, slowly but surely.

John can’t communicate but is being shown cycling magazines by his family.

His daughter Emma, said: “Dad can turn a page for himself but it is a big strain.

“The other day, though, he licked his finger and turned a page and we were amazed.

“It was just something that he always used to do and we knew he was still with us.”

John, who is now on a specialist neurological ward at Leeds General Infirmary, is doing so well he is allowed limited visits from friends.

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This weekends club rides 

Saturday 2nd Nov.
Easy ride going to Bowling Park in Bradford

Meeting at Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury (in front of the Museum) at 10a.m.

Route: Following the well surfaced, off-road and flat Spen Valley Greenway to the cafe at Bowling Park, on the edge of Bradford. This ride is recommended for beginners and those who dislike riding in traffic.

The ride will be approx. 16 miles at an easy pace.

Ride will be led by Peter Ralph and Denise Evans. Contact: 07771545867.


Sunday 3rd November. Club ride will be the Holme Valley Circular.

Meeting at Somerset Bridge, Aspley, Huddersfield at 10a.m.

The route will be taking in Castle Hill, Farnley Tyas, Stocksmoor, Shepley, Ingbirchworth Windmills, Millhouse Green, Carlecotes and then descending to Holmfirth via Cartworth Moor. 
Lunch at the Corner House cafe before resuming to New Mill, Fulstone, Farnley Tyas and return.

The distance will be approx 35 miles. Quite a short ride for a Sunday but may be quite hard because of a the number of climbs.

The ride will be led by Ken Roberts. Contact: 07724156417.

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News added: Wednesday October 23rd 2013 9:13pm

Full events list is now on the Events page.

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This Sundays club ride Oct 27th....

Will be going to Bradford via Brighouse (Some of which will be on tracks). The distance will be about 40 miles. Should be a steady paced ride and not too hard going.

The ride will be led by Geoff Pearce.

Meeting at Somerset Bridge for 10am   as will almost all the winter Sunday rides.

 

Please note we have put the winter calendar on Facebook and intend to have it here on the website in the next couple of days, along with the next edition of Headset.

 

 

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HUDDERSFIELD AND DISTRICT CTC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.

 

To be held at the Methodist Church Hall in Meltham. Starting at 1p.m. on Sunday October 20th.

 

Please come along to support your Club\'s committee in organising our Annual General Meeting. It’s YOUR club and it’s the best time to have your say in what YOUR club does.

 

The Agenda is:

1. Apologies for absence.

2. The Minutes of the 2012 AGM.

3. Reports of Club Officers:

* Secretary (Ken Roberts)

* Treasurer. (Andrew Ireland).

* Events Secretary (Helen Pearce).

* Tuesday evening rides secretary and Welfare Secretary (Alan Priim).

* Right to Ride Secretary (Peter Charnley).

4. Election of Officers for 2013/14:

* Chairman.

* Vice Chairman.

* Secretary.

* Treasurer.

* Welfare Officer.

* Events Secretary.

* Right to Ride Officer.

5. Election of Committee Members.

6. Confirmation of Voluntary Helpers/Runs Leaders.

7. Any Other Business.

8. Date and Venue for the 2014 AGM.

 

Please raise any matter affecting the running of the Club under Item 7 and, if possible, let Ken know about it beforehand. Or send an email or Facebook message to Alan who will send it onto Ken.

There will be a ride beforehand, starting from Somerset Bridge at 9a.m. led by a Committee Member. (Details/route to be determined on the day).

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Rides this Sunday  

 

CLUB RIDE.

Sunday Oct 13th.  GERRY\'S AUTUMN BREVET. Audax ride.

This is an easy, pleasant and FLAT 100 kilometre/62 miles ride through some lovely North Yorkshire scenery.

Leaving Wiggington Village Hall ( North of York) at 10 a.m. the first stop is at Malton (Morrisons) for coffee before going into North Yorkshire proper and stopping for lunch at Ampleforth College. (A Catholic seminary set in beautiful countryside and grounds). The route then runs past Byland Abbey and goes through Coxwold and Easingwold.

This is an ideal ride for anyone interested in trying a 100K (62 miles)  event, but being a bit apprehensive. There will be a very steady Club group riding and we never leave anyone behind. The organiser (Gerry Boswell) is happy for entries on the line, so just turn up and enjoy it. Any further queries to Ken Roberts.

 

And

 

Jim Bloom and his group are riding this Sunday morning from St Georges Square at 10.30, along the Greenway then onto Calder Valley & Spen Valley Route 66 to Bradford City Park.

The group is Huddersfield & District Chillax & Ride.

Jim does have the group on his Facebook page. Or join the group via Skyride. Or just turn up on the day.

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News added: Wednesday October 2nd 2013 6:38pm

John Radford News
(from Alan Priim)

John’s daughter invited me to go and visit John, and I did so on Tuesday 1st Oct.

John was much better than I expected.

He is able to move his left arm and seemed to wave this in my direction. Otherwise he was quite still on his bed, is still unable to communicate, but has some good colour in his complexion, is breathing well (through tubes in his throat), and his eyes seemed to be following me about whilst he was awake.

Our thoughts are with John and his family whilst he completes this present journey.

 

Rides this weekend Sat 5th and Sunday 6th October.

Sat Oct 5 Easy Ride to Shelley Ice Cream Parlour

Meeting at Trycycling, Kirkburton (HD8 0NX) for 10am

We will be going to Shelley Ice Cream Parlour after first taking the steady slight drag up towards Farnley Tyas, around the roads on the tops and back down to Kirkburton. Then up the hill to Shelley for a tea/coffee/ice cream stop. 

All at a very steady pace and the ride will be led by Alan Priim

 

Sun Oct 6th. A choice of three rides

 

1)   The club ride is starting from Cambridge Rd, Car Park, Huddersfield at 10a.m. Going to Morrison’s at Heckmondwike.  Ride to be led by Helen Pearce.

2)  We also have the first of Alan’s Tuesday evening rides on a Sunday morning.

Starting from Somerset Bridge (HD5 9AD) at 10am. Going to Penistone. Via Almondbury and Stocksmoor, out past the windmills at Royds Moor and then on winding country roads to a short café break in Penistone. Coming back on a different route back to the windmills at Royds Moor again.

The route is very lumpy/hilly and will be led at a sensible but steady pace, similar to a Tuesday evening ride. (this will be like two Tuesday rides back to back).

Approx 36 miles depending how we come back into town.

 

3) For the more adventourous….

 Season of Mists/Mellow Fruitfulness 50/100K Audax rides from Salem

Community Centre, Hebden Bridge 9/10a.m. See Calderdale CTC for full details

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John Radford News

(from Alan Priim)

John’s daughter invited me to go and visit John, and I did so on Tuesday 1st Oct.

John was much better than I expected.

He is able to move his left arm and seemed to wave this in my direction. Otherwise he was quite still on his bed, is still unable to communicate, but has some good colour in his complexion, is breathing well (through tubes in his throat), and his eyes seemed to be following me about whilst he was awake.

Our thoughts are with John and his family whilst he completes this present journey.

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Sunday Ride 22 September 2013

The planned route is:

Somerset Bridge (09:00), New Mill, Winscar res, Glossop (am coffee), Hayfield, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Rushup Edge, Edale (Coopers Campsite), Hope, Bamford, Ladybower, Strines, Langsett, SomersetBridge.

Distance c. 75 miles, Ascent 6400 ft.

We can modify/shorten this route on the day according to the group preference. Regards, Andrew

 

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 The planned route is:

Somerset Bridge (09:00), New Mill, Winscar res, Glossop (am coffee), Hayfield, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Rushup Edge, Edale (Coopers Campsite), Hope, Bamford, Ladybower, Strines, Langsett, SomersetBridge.

Distance c. 75 miles, Ascent 6400 ft.

We can modify/shorten this route on the day according to the group preference. Regards, Andrew

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News added: Friday September 13th 2013 7:59pm

Latest news on John Radford

Things are still going very slowly. He is still in critical care, and three consultants are still deciding on the next steps. They are still looking at the recent scans and x rays.

All our thoughts continue with John and his family.

 

Sundays ride details

It’s the 50 miles in 5 hours starting from Dewsbury Minster 10a.m.  (not the usual 9am start time). Or look in the local McDs across the road to see if anyone is in there having another breakfast.

Our ride leader for the day will be Joe Naylor.

Once out of Dewsbury it’s a mainly flattish route taking in Methley, Fairburn and onto Squires Café near Sherburn in Elmet for lunch.

Back via Ledston and Allerton Bywater and Rothwell and all the way back to Dewsbury.

50 miles done. Enjoy.

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Latest news on John Radford

Things are still going very slowly. He is still in critical care, and three consultants are still deciding on the next steps. They are still looking at the recent scans and x rays.

All our thoughts continue with John and his family.

 

 

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This Tuesdays (10th Sept) evening ride will be starting fromGynn Lane Honley (HD9 6JY) at approx 7pm.

We will be taking a short ride to Compo\'s café in Holmfirth for a Fish and Chips supper and social evening. (Other foods are available).

If you just fancy going to Compo’s and not the ride…we’ll see you there about 8-8.15pm. All welcome, although a lot of members have gone off to Cromer for the club’s cycling week there.

It’s the last Tuesday ride of the season. M’be? Don’t expect biscuits or scones.

 

Same routes as the first ride of the season. A short but uphill route via Nethertong and Upperthong to Compo’s café. And after supper, make your own way home or join me back for the short ride all the way back down to Honley.

A big thank you to everyone of you that have come out on one or more Tuesday evenings. It makes my rides all the better.

See you all in 2014 for the Tour De France in Huddersfield. 

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News added: Friday August 30th 2013 5:47pm

Latest news on John From Emma, John’s daughter 29 August.

The hospital has told us he is now not in a coma, his eyes are apparently blinking well! Come on dad!

 

Sundays two rides 

To Cannon Hall, near Cawthorne, Barnsley??

As there is no designated leader for this ride we suggest meeting at Somerset Bridge, Aspley, at 9a.m. and take a scenic route to Cannon Hall, with a coffee stop on the way.

It will be a gently paced ride through the undulating country of South Kirklees and Barnsley , reaching the Country Park for lunch.

This ride will be especially suitable for those who have contemplated joining us for a Sunday ride but who may have been put off by the distances involved in our Summer Programme.

Any such riders will be made most welcome, and the ride will be led by one of our experienced and qualified Rides Leaders. It\'s just that we\'re not sure which one at present.

 Enquiries to Contact Ken Roberts (Secretary) on 07724156417.

 Alternative route and Ride

Christine Blanco will be taking an easy-paced ride on Sunday, , starting from Shepley Station at 10am.

It is an all on road ride heading for Cannon Hall via a few hills, to meet up with the main Huddersfield CTC ride (hopefully!) for lunch. The afternoon stretch will include good views and a tea stop at the Windmill café before arriving back at Shepley. I think the distance is around 22miles.

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Latest update on John From Emma, John’s daughter 29 Aug.

The hospital has told us he is now not in a coma, his eyes are apparently blinking well! Come on dad!

 

And for a bit of forward planning,

The last full Tuesday (3rd Sept) evening ride of the season (not including Compo’s supper ride the week after) will be starting from Waterloo Morrisons (HD5 8QW)  at 7pm.

Some may recognise this as the Waterloo to Emley route in reverse. See what you think. Firstly we go straight out to Highburton/Kirkburton. Then climb on up to Emley passing the Three Acres restaurant. Onto Grange Moor and across and down to Gawthorpe and Tandem. Back to Waterloo.  There may be occasional lumps to go up, and Alan the ride leader, will make sure we don\'t bypass these.

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News added: Friday August 30th 2013 5:40pm

Latest update on John From Emma, John’s daughter, 29 August.

The hospital has told us he is now not in a coma, his eyes are apparently blinking well! Come on dad! 

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News added: Wednesday August 28th 2013 7:45pm

Latest news on John Radford, as featured in today’s Huddersfield Examiner

http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/injured-huddersfield-cyclist-john-radford-5793482#.Uh5BxNSafi0.email

Briefly

John has been moved out of a hospital’s high-dependency unit.

“The doctors have told us he could be in this coma for another six months, no-one knows. He has opened his eyes, although he is still in the coma, and we have seen him react to things the doctors have done.”

Two men aged 21 and 43 were arrested in connection with the incident and remain on police bail pending further inquiries.

John was not wearing a helmet “The doctors have said it may have eased some of the injuries but he did suffer a fractured neck and no helmet would have stopped that.

John is now on a neurological ward at Leeds General Infirmary and is able to breathe by himself with extra oxygen,
although doctors have performed a tracheotomy to help him.

He seems to have lost sensations down his right side but has moved his left arm and foot in response to stimulation.

His daughter, Emma said: “The accident was four weeks ago and signs of progress have been slow but we are hopeful.

 

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News from the Radford family

 A positive update to all Dads friends!

Dad has opened his eyes and seems to look towards our voices on the left side of his body, he reacts when we speak to him and there is a definite awake part to his coma.

He will not follow instructions yet such as squeeze my hand but its a start, he has a long way to go.

We are hoping this is the start of it!

Emma 

 

This Tuesdays ride (tomorrow) 27th August

Starting from Paddock Head (HD1 4RB)            for 7pm and going to Merry Dale

Along to Milnsbridge and the climbing into Wellhouses and onto the aptly named Hill Top. From here to the lovely Merry Dale and down a steep descent and narrow lanes to Milnsbridge. Then back to Paddock.

Not a long ride but still has it’s fair share of lumps and bumps.

Alan leading this ride.

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News added: Sunday August 25th 2013 8:06pm

News from the Radford family

 A positive update to all Dads friends!

Dad has opened his eyes and seems to look towards our voices on the left side of his body, he reacts when we speak to him and there is a definite awake part to his coma.

He will not follow instructions yet such as squeeze my hand but its a start, he has a long way to go.

 We are hoping this is the start of it!

Emma 

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Thursday 22nd August

Latest news on John Radford, from his family

John is still in his coma - he is now breathing without the ventilator completely and he may be moved from Intensive Care to High Dependency this week.

 There is a still a long way for John to go

 

This weekend three Sunday rides include

The Hilly 80miler Awards ride. Starting from Dewsbury Minster at 9a.m.  Joe Naylor leading the ride and will have route sheets available on the day.  £2.00 to take part.

Going via Langsett, Strines Moor, Ringinlow, Dungworth, Millhouse Green, Inchbirchworth, Denby Dale, Netherton, Horbury Bridge. Refreshments will be available at the finish at 51 Edge Avenue, Thornhill, Dewsbury WF12 0EL from  5pm ish.

 And

 Sky Ride Local starting at 10am from Holmfirth Pool, HD9 3JL. Approx 27 miles taking in Digley Reservoir, Holme Moss, Holmfirth Vineyard. Wind turbines. Emley Moor mast, Kirkburton and back to Holmfirth. 

See http://www.goskyride.com/Search/Details?eventid=24344  for full ride details and to register for free.

Ride to be led by Alan Priim and two other Sky ride leaders.

 And

 And Jim Bloom is setting off from George Square at approx 10.30am for an adhoc ride along the canal paths to Hebden Bridge.  If you feel like going along let him know via Facebook or turn up on the day.

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Wednesday 21st August Latest news on John Radford, from his family John is still in his coma - he is now breathing without the ventilator completely and he may be moved from Intensive Care to High Dependency this week. There is a still a long way for John to go

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News added: Sunday August 18th 2013 8:20pm

Latest news on John Radford is that there is no change to report.

He continues on his long hard slow road, and as soon as we know which route he’s taking we’ll let everyone know.

 

This Tuesdays evening ride 20th August            

Meeting at 7pm Somerset Bridge Huddersfield (HD5 9AD) and taking an indirect route to Farnley Tyas.

It’s a lumpy uphill start and a lumpy uphill finish. And in between it’s quite lumpy too. But as it says below..there’s at least one cracking fast descent, just before the final lumpy bit.

A route skirting Farnely Tyas, taking in Kirkburton, on the way to Thurstonland before winding into Farnely Tyas. A cracking fast descent (take care) before taking a left turn over Almondbury and back to Huddersfield.   Alan (I love the lumps) Priim will lead over the lumps.

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Latest update on John

is that there is no change to report at present.

It’s a long hard slow road he’s on now and as soon as we know which route he’s taking we’ll let everyone know.

 

Sunday 18 August, a choice of 2 rides:

An easy ride led by Christine Blanco mainly along flat sections of the Trans-Pennine Trail with a possible stop for refreshments at Wortley, then taking the Timberland Trail and minor roads to WentworthCastle for lunch. The return is along the northern section of the TPT from Wentworth to Penistone, probably 20-25 miles altogether. The ride starts at 10am from Penistone Station where there is free parking, and is for anyone, and all types of bike.

 Or …..

 9:00am SomersetBridge for a ride to HollingworthLake led by Andrew Ireland. Our route will be via Sowerby and over the moors to join the Cragg Vale climb up to Blackstone Edge. After lunch at Charlotte’s Café we will return through New Hey and Denshaw.

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News added: Friday August 16th 2013 7:32pm

Latest update on John

is that there is no change to report at present.

It’s a long hard slow road he’s on now and as soon as we know which route he’s taking we’ll let everyone know.

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News added: Friday August 16th 2013 9:02am

Sunday 18 August, a choice of 2 rides:

An easy ride led by Christine Blanco mainly along flat sections of the Trans-Pennine Trail with a possible stop for refreshments at Wortley, then taking the Timberland Trail and minor roads to WentworthCastle for lunch. The return is along the northern section of the TPT from Wentworth to Penistone, probably 20-25 miles altogether. The ride starts at 10am from Penistone Station where there is free parking, and is for anyone, and all types of bike.

Or …..

09:00SomersetBridge for a ride to HollingworthLake led by Andrew Ireland. Our route will be via Sowerby and over the moors to join the Cragg Vale climb up to Blackstone Edge. After lunch at Charlotte’s Café we will return through New Hey and Denshaw.

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Sunday 11 August, a choice of 2 rides:

An easy ride led by Christine Blanco mainly along flat sections of the Trans-Pennine Trail with a possible stop for refreshments at Wortley, then taking the Timberland Trail and minor roads to WentworthCastle for lunch. The return is along the northern section of the TPT from Wentworth to Penistone, probably 20-25 miles altogether. The ride starts at 10am from Penistone Station where there is free parking, and is for anyone, and all types of bike.

Or …..

09:00SomersetBridge for a ride to HollingworthLake led by Andrew Ireland. Our route will be via Sowerby and over the moors to join the Cragg Vale climb up to Blackstone Edge. After lunch at Charlotte’s Café we will return through New Hey and Denshaw.

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News added: Monday August 12th 2013 7:56pm

Latest update on John from his family;

John is still sleeping and his injuries on the outside are healing and he is looking more like John.

Thank everyone for their comforting words and cards etc it is really good to know just how much he is loved.  Pat Emma and Helen.

 

 

Tuesday Evening ride 13th August

Starting at Gynn Lane Honley (HD9 6JY) 7pm going to Digley Dam

Same start as the ride to Compo’s via Nethertong and Upperthong. But then going via Wilshaw and nearly to Meltham. Across and down to Digley Dam and up to Holme. And another relaxing ride down to Honley making it all worthwhile.

Alan leading the ride

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A massive thank you from the Huddersfield & District CTC to everyone that came out on the Ride for John on Wednesday.

If you are not on Face book and would like any updates please call Ken on 01484 604157 or Alan Priim on 07513 954615.

 

Next club rides 

This Sunday 11th Aug   

Starting from Huddersfield Bus Station at 9a.m. 

Led and organised by Pete Ralph 

This will be a 30 mile ride around South Yorkshire culminating at the Mining Museum at Overton. After lunch there will be a treasure hunt on a route returning to the Bus Station. 

 

Tuesday Evening ride 13th August

Starting at Gynn Lane Honley (HD9 6JY)  going to Digley Dam 

Same start as the ride to Compo’s via Nethertong and Upperthong. But then going via Wilshaw and nearly to Meltham. Across and down to Digley Dam and up to Holme. And another relaxing ride down to Honley making it all worthwhile. 

Alan leading the ride

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Latest update on John Radford, Weds 7th August

A massive thank you from the Huddersfield & District CTC to everyone that came out on the Ride for John tonight.

John remains in a critical condition. There have been some very small but positive signs today. It will be slow going from here and we will update here on a regular basis as and when we have any news, and in more detail on our Facebook page.

If you are not on Face book and would like any updates please call Ken on 01484 604157 or Alan Priim on 07513 954615.

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Monday Evening.  Latest update on John Radford

John had an operation yesterday evening (Sunday) and it\'s gone as well as the doctors expected. He\'s still in a coma and is on a ventilator but it\'s the first step in the right direction.

 From Martyn Bolt    Justice for John Event and Ride

Cyclists from the area are asked to join a social ride on Wednesday evening to show support for John, injured last week.

John was hit by a car in New Mill last Wednesday. He had returned from taking part in the marathon London-Edinburgh-London ride on Monday evening and his solo ride on Wednesday was a steady cycle for fun.

John is currently in a serious condition in Leeds General Infirmary following the incident and police have arrested the driver and occupants of the car which hit him.

The 6.5 mile ride which will leave St George’s Square , Huddersfield at 6pm , under the name Justice for John and is a way of friends and fellow cyclists showing support and solidarity for John and his family.

The ride will be led by John\'s daughters Emma and Helen and a collection will be taken in Support of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance who airlifted John to hospital

If you need further details please contact Martyn Bolt    martyn.bolt@kirklees.gov.uk 0752 898 8817

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Full update from John Radfords daughter Emma, Full details on our Facebook, but briefly;

Emma would just like to say a huge thank you for all the best wishes and prayers that are being said for her dad John.

This is certainly the toughest journey he will ever go on. He is struggling to say the least, yesterday (Saturday) we were told that the journey got tougher as he now has a chest infection. Antibiotics will hopefully address this.

Otherwise there is no change to report on John.

If there are any changes I will update this webpage as soon as I get them, otherwise I will add a general update by Wednesday evening

 If you are not on Face book and would like any updates on John please call Ken on 01484 604157 or Alan Priim on 07513 954615.

 

 

Tuesday Evening ride  6th August.  

7pm starting from Deep Lane (was Warren House Pub) Milnsbridge (HD4 5SJ) to Honley. Very lumpy start and very lumpy later on…Alan leading the ride.

A favourite start straight up the long steep climb of Deep Lane. Via Blackmoorfoot reservoir and Meltham and then another very steep climb to get over to Honley, and back to Milnsbridge.  Lumpier than it sounds. 

 

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Serious Road Traffic Accident with John Radford.

He was struck by a car in New Mill on Wednesday afternoon and was air-lifted to Leeds hospital.

Presently (Thurs evening) he has a blood clot on his brain but they are treating him with medication rather than operating. He is being heavily sedated at present.

Updates will be posted on Huddersfield and Calderdale Face book pages. Ken Roberts is in contact with the family on behalf of the club and our members.

If you are not on Face book and would like any updates on John please call Ken on 01484 604157 or Alan Priim on 07513 954615.

 

 

Upcoming club rides…  full details on the news pages for Sunday and Tuesday.

 

Sat Aug 3   Easy Ride  Dewsbury Marina    10a.m  led by Joe Naylor

From start of BradleyGreenway (free parking) at Willow  Lane, Birkby

 

Sunday 4th Club ride to Hadfield, near Glossop. 9am Led by Ken Roberts Starting at  Somerset Bridge

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Upcoming rides   full details on the news pages for Sunday and Tuesday.

Sat Aug 3   Easy Ride  Dewsbury Marina    10a.m  led by Joe Naylor

From start of BradleyGreenway (free parking) at Willow  Lane, Birkby

 

Sunday 4th Club ride to Hadfield, near Glossop. 9am Led by Ken Roberts Starting at  Somerset Bridge

Tuesday Evening 6th August  7pm starting from Deep Lane(was Warren House Pub)Milnsbridge (HD4 5SJ) to Honley. Very lumpy start and very lumpy later on…

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Sunday 4th Club ride to Hadfield, near Glossop. 9am Led by Ken Roberts

Starting from Somerset Bridge

ROUTE: Leaving Somerset Bridge at 9a.m. and to Holmfirth for coffee (Corner House cafe). Then up Dunford Bridge Rd. to Winscar Reservoir and then to the Woodhead Road. Here we join the Trans Pennine Trail which takes us to above old Woodhead railway tunnel and then down the Longendale Trail to Hadfield (cafe). The return goes around the Northern side of the Longendale Valley reservoirs before rejoining the outward trail and route back to Holmfirth or New Mill.

 If bad weather makes the Trans Pennine Trail difficult we will re-route to stay on roads to Glossop instead.

 DISTANCE: approx. 45 miles. Medium difficulty. Suitable for most bikes apart from narrow wheeled road bikes.

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Tuesday Evening ride  6th August.  7pm starting from Deep Lane (was Warren House Pub) Milnsbridge (HD4 5SJ) to Honley. Very lumpy start and very lumpy later on…Alan leading the ride cos I like the lumps.

A favourite start straight up the long steep climb of Deep Lane. Via Blackmoorfoot reservoir and Meltham and then another very steep climb to get over to Honley, and back to Milnsbridge.  Lumpier than it sounds. 

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Sundays club ride, July 28TH.

 Going to the ROYAL ARMOURIES  in LEEDS)

 Starting at  Leaving Somerset Bridge at 9a.m.

Then onto Horbury Bridge (10a.m.), and Wakefield where we pick up the towpath to Stanley Ferry.

Thence to Bottom Boat and Methley before following the Aire and Calder Navigation to Leeds. The intention is to have an hour at The Armouries before returning on the same route.

DISTANCE: 30 miles from Huddersfield. On a trial ride this week it took me 3 hours each way.

REFRESHMENTS: We will stop at Sue\'s Caravan at Woodlesford on the way there (It\'s between Methley and Leeds).

There are cafes at the Royal Armouries but experience shows that they are very busy on a Sunday. There is plenty of space to eat packed lunches at St. Catherine\'s Dock, nearby.

CYCLES: There is quite a lot of off-road / towpath riding, so tourers, hybrids and mountain bikes are best suited.

LEADER: Ken Roberts.

 

Tuesday evenings ride on the 30th July

7pm start at Waterloo Morrisons (HD5 8QW) and going out to Northorpe  

One of the less lumpy rides taking in Kirkheaton, Hopton, Mirfield Through Nowheresthorpe (as it’s called by some) and back via Robertown and Cooper Bridge.

Much more pleasant than it might sound. 

Ride to be led by Alan 

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Tuesday evenings ride on the 30th July

7pm start at Waterloo Morrisons (HD5 8QW) and going out to Northorpe  

One of the less lumpy rides taking in Kirkheaton, Hopton, Mirfield Through Nowheresthorpe (as it’s called by some) and back via Robertown and Cooper Bridge.

Much more pleasant than it might sound. 

Ride to be led by Alan 

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Cycle holiday based in Monte Gorgo, Portugal – John Gleadow

 

Some time ago I sent out a proposal to help organise a cycle holiday based in Monte Gordo on the Algarve, Portugal

 

I am now wishing to get together interested parties so that we can arrange the dates etc.

 

The Proposal

The general idea is to have a series of day rides from Monte Gordo that will be of a easy/medium pace.

 

Monte Gordo is about three kilometre from the border with Spain being at the very far east end of the Algarve. Monte Gordo is quite a small compact resort surrounded by National Park forest. It is also on the route of the Ecovia do Litoral – a cycle route that goes along the full length of the Algarve. See link for detail http://ecoviasalgarve.org/ 

 

Ideas for day rides include exploring the region on the Portuguese site of the Rio Guadiana, the forest trails and wetland areas, visits to coastal towns and villages, a half day rest from cycling taking the train for a walk to the sand islands, a trip using the ferry to visit Ayamonte in Spain. Nothing is set in stone these being just suggestions.

 

Booking the holiday

I have found that Monarch do the best deals to this region in the winter time with a fight most days from Manchester at 7.35am. They off the following hotels: Alcazar, Casablanca, Vasco da Gama, Dunamar. I recommend the Alcazar for half board as it is a very good hotel that provides for cyclist having bikes for hire including tandem and electric bike. I have also stayed at the Casablanca that is smaller and the Vasco Da Gama that is on the sea and quite large. The Dunamar I am informed is very “posh”.

 

I am quite flexible about dates but would suggest sometime in the period mid January to the end of March. Prices are low yet the weather is usually ideal for cycling ie not too hot. (I was there is mid April and it was getting too hot even then).

 

To get some ideal of the resort, hotel etc have a look at the following sites: www.monarch.co.ukhttp://www.montegordouncovered.com We could catch the Tour of the Algarve that takes place in mid February!

 

Getting organised

As I am in Monte Gordo in November so I would like to get some idea of numbers and dates by then.

 

I suggest we arrange to meet to firm up dates etc. Prior to this could you please contact me if you wish to take part in the trip. You can phone on 01484 422091 or email johngleadow@gmail.com

 

Please note this is not a Huddersfield & District CTC holiday.

 

John Gleadow, July 2013

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Tuesdays evening ride 23rd July

7pm from Fartown Bar (HD2 2QA)   going to Stainland

My favourite place names and another good route.  Up a long, long drag to Ainley Top and then down the stairs (really). Onto Elland and then a good challenging lump up to Stainland. Back via Outlane dropping back to find Fartown again. 

The weather forecast has a chance of thunderstorms on Tuesday evening   I’ll be there anyway leading the ride (Alan Priim) 

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This weeks Tuesday evening ride 16th July  7pm 

starting from Somerset Bridge/Huddersfield (HD5 9AD) and going out to Fulstone.

We will be climbing out via Fanny Moor Lane and up and onto and round Castle Hill. Then climbing onto Farnley Tyas and via onto Thurstonland. Around onto Fulstones. Down (with m\'be another climb in between)  into New Mill and then good flowing roads all the way back to Huddersfield.

The lumps start straight away ….  but luckily we will all be warmed up on another fine summers evening. 

I will try not to be late this week. The ride will be led by Froomedog (I wish)  (or Alan)

 

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This  Sunday (14th July) we have two rides arranged

3 masts ride with Calderdale CTC. And an easy all day ride to Bretton Country Park

3 masts ride with Calderdale CTC is approx 40 miles to the third mast from Huddersfield to Emley. (3 masts or 3 big climbs, however we dress it up..it’s lumpy).

Start 9.00 Somerset Bridge (HD5 9AD, and going out via Paddock Head and Quarmby to meet up with Calderdale CTC at Salendine Nook entrance for 9.30am.

Then going out first to Pole Moor (Mast 1). From there we go via Blackmoor Foot, Helme, Meltham, and onto Digley.

Onto Holme - pre- order lunch at Fleece Canteen, crawl up the Moss (Mast 2). Come down and have lunch at Fleece canteen.

After this drop down the hill. Take sharp right before church at Holmbridge. Zig- zag to top of Hade Edge/Snittlegate and then find a way downhill to Inchbirthworth reservoir.

Make our way over to Cannon Hall for tea/coffee and cakes.

 After this going onto Emley and onto the final mast (Mast 3) via High Hoyland. And then we can start the journey home (Not to Holme again).

 Steve Hall is in charge of this ride. 

 

The easy all day ride to Bretton Country Park is starting at 10am from Kirkburton Tricycling, and returning via Clayton West.

Its about 25 miles in total. The terrain is fairly hilly in places and there\'s a bit of off-road through the park, but the aim is to take it at a very leisurely pace.

You can either eat at the café in the park, or take a packed lunch, and we\'ll probably also have an afternoon tea stop too. All welcome.

Christine Blanco will be leading this ride

 

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This weeks Tuesday (9th July) evening ride 7pm start 

From Paddock Head (HD1 4RB) and going up and out to Scammonden and onto Buckstones. About 19 miles

Yet another favourite of mine.  A longer ride going via Bolster Moor and Golcar Lily. Onto Pole Moor and over the very high motorway bridge to Scammonden reservoir. Long drag up to Buckstones. Then a long, long flowing descent (that\'s downhill...honest)  all the way back to Huddersfield makes it all worthwhile. It looks like the sun will be shining this year.

Alan Priim leading the ride (just for a change)

See news pages for details of Next Sundays ride, the Cromer holiday and the Prudential Ride London.

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Next Sunday (14th July) ride details  3 masts ride with Calderdale CTC. 

Approx 40 miles to the third mast from Huddersfield to Emley. (3 masts or 3 big climbs, however we dress it up..it’s lumpy).

Start 9.00 Somerset Bridge (HD5 9AD, and going out via Paddock Head and Quarmby to meet up with Calderdale CTC at Salendine Nook entrance for 9.30am.

Then going out first to Pole Moor (Mast 1). From there we go via Blackmoor Foot, Helme, Meltham, and onto Digley.

Onto Holme - pre- order lunch at Fleece Canteen, crawl up the Moss (Mast 2). Come down and have lunch at Fleece canteen.

After this drop down the hill. Take sharp right before church at Holmbridge. Zig- zag to top of Hade Edge/Snittlegate and then find a way downhill to Inchbirthworth reservoir.

Make our way over to Cannon Hall for tea/coffee and cakes.

 After this going onto Emley and onto the final mast (Mast 3) via High Hoyland. And then we can start the journey home (Not to Holme again).

 Steve Hall is in charge of this ride. 

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EASY RIDE. SATURDAY JULY 6TH.

Meeting at  Kirkburton clinic car park (opposite the church) at 10 a.m.

This full day ride will take place on the recently opened section of the Trans Pennine Trail, linking Kirkburton to Penistone.(14 miles). 

We will follow the off-road track to Denby Dale for coffee. We will then continue to Penistone for lunch (either packed lunch or there are a number of cafes and shops in Penistone). The return will be via the on-road route back to the start. Mountain bikes, hybrids or tourers will be suitable for the route.

At any time riders can turn back and follow the well signed route back to Kirkburton.

Ken Roberts will lead the ride.

 

 An exciting opportunity has come up to fill the post of the “Path Warden for the Spen Valley Greenway & Ringway”. This has arisen because Gordon North has retired after many years of dedicated work to keep our European Greenways Award winning route clean, safe and ‘open for business’ to the thousands of walkers, runners and cyclists who use the route for commuting, utility journeys and leisure.

 

Please see below for the weblink to the Sustrans web site for the full job description, salary and conditions.

http://www.sustrans.org.uk/about-us/vacancies/path-warden-spen-valley-greenway-ringway

 

The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is Monday 15 July 2013.  Interviews will take place in Leeds on Thursday 1 August 2013.

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EASY RIDE. SATURDAY JULY 6TH.

Meeting at  Kirkburton clinic car park (opposite the church) at 10 a.m.

This full day ride will take place on the recently opened section of the Trans Pennine Trail, linking Kirkburton to Penistone.(14 miles). 

We will follow the off-road track to Denby Dale for coffee. We will then continue to Penistone for lunch (either packed lunch or there are a number of cafes and shops in Penistone). The return will be via the on-road route back to the start. Mountain bikes, hybrids or tourers will be suitable for the route.

At any time riders can turn back and follow the well signed route back to Kirkburton.

Ken Roberts will lead the ride.

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This weeks Tuesday evening ride, tomorrow, 2nd July will be starting at Gynn Lane Honley (HD9 6JY) again. (usual 7pm-ish start)

Going all the way out to Royds Moor Windmills and will be about 17 miles.

Not as hilly as last week but I imagine we will be finding some good lumps somewhere on the route (might even be a promise about the good lumps)

Going out towards Brockholes but then up to Wooldale. Taking in Little Cake (the road, not a bakers), climbing onto Hade Edge. And up and on to Royds Moor and the viewing platform by the Windmills. Then all the way back down via New Mill to Honley.

 

Please see news pages for details of the holiday to Cromer and the Prudential Ride London

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SUNDAY RIDE. JUNE 30TH. MOTHER SHIPTON\'S 1OOkms

 This is a 100K ride leaving Easingwold at 10 a.m. It covers rolling countryside in North Yorkshire with stops at Knaresborough, and Ripon and is a really pleasant ride conducted at a steady pace.

 It\'s a great introduction to riding this distance. it\'s organised by Gerry Boswell from North Yorkshire, so please ring him to let him know you\'re coming on 01904 795695.

Please see news pages for other news including ….Info on Club holiday to Cromer 9-14th September

Volunteering for Prudential Ride London..3rd/4th August … if you are interested in getting involved in this, please let everyone know via our face book or contact anyone on the committee so we can see about making this into a club outing.

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SUNDAY RIDE. JUNE 30TH. MOTHER SHIPTON\'S 1OOkms

 This is a 100K ride leaving Easingwold at 10 a.m. It covers rolling countryside in North Yorkshire with stops at Knaresborough, and Ripon and is a really pleasant ride conducted at a steady pace.

 It\'s a great introduction to riding this distance. it\'s organised by Gerry Boswell from North Yorkshire, so please ring him to let him know you\'re coming on 01904 795695.

Please see news pages for other news including
Info on Club holiday to Cromer 9-14th September

Volunteering for Prudential Ride London..3rd/4th August … if you are interested in getting involved in this, please let everyone know via our face book or contact anyone on the committee so we can see about making this into a club outing.

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Please see news pages for latest details of three upcoming events

1)     This weeks Tuesday evening very lumpy evening ride to Gunthwaite

2)     Club holiday to Cromer 9-14th September

     3) Volunteering for Prudential Ride London..3rd/4th August … if you are interested in getting involved in this, please let everyone know via our face book or contact anyone on the committee so we can see about making this into a club outing.

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Please see news pages for latest details of three upcoming events

1)     This weeks Tuesday very lumpy evening ride to Gunthwaite

2)     Club holiday to Cromer 9-14th September

3) Volunteering for Prudential Ride London..3rd/4th August … if you are interested in getting involved in this, please let everyone know via our face book or contact anyone on the committee so we can see about making this into a club outing.

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This weeks Tuesday evening ride 25th June

Meeting at 7pm ish at Gynn Lane Honley (HD9 6JY)  going to Gunthwaite  

Now the evenings are staying lighter for longer we have a slightly longer ride of 20+ miles

This is one of my favorites and is a classic Tuesday evening mid season route.

Lots of up and downs on narrow country lanes. 

Lots of up and downs…even for a Tuesday evening.

Bring out yer climbing legs as we start as we mean to go on with a climb all the way up Gynn Lane to Farnley Tyas, onto Fulstones, taking in Snowgate Head, Inchbirchworth reservoir and onto Gunthwaite Hall. Back via Denby Dale and down via New Mill.  

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CROMER HOLIDAY.  

This takes place between September 9th and 14th.

We will find our own accommodation and we plan to do a couple of easy walks on the Monday and Friday with the cycling being on the other 3 days. This way people just have to find accommodation for the cycling days only thus reducing the cost. On each cycling day there will be two rides, one of 60m (100km) and one of approximately 25 miles. It is also likely that there will be a number of non-cycling fun-seekers with us.

Details of the meeting places and rides will be given later so, if you plan to come along, please let either Andrew or myself know and we will keep you up-dated.

 Ken Roberts and Andrew Ireland.

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  Prudential Ride London

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Your opportunity to help at the biggest cycling event this year 

Would you like to join hundreds of other CTC members who are doing their part to support the first Olympic legacy event taking place in London and Surrey on 3-4 August?

Your skills and experience are needed to help ensure the hundreds of thousands of cyclists and spectators will have an enjoyable and safe day. 

Click here to volunteer at Prudential RideLondon

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Opportunities for volunteering include:

Route safety marshals

Crossing marshals

Flag marshals directing cycle traffic

Volunteer leaders

Volunteers will receive:

a uniform

lunch

transportation to your volunteer location will be provided from certain points in London and Surrey

training and safety briefings

in addition either CTC or your local group will receive a small donation

Prudential RideLondon\'s Olympic legacy cycling festival begins on Saturday 3 August and includes a massive FreeCycle around 8 miles of closed London streets and its most popular landmarks, a world record attempt, and a spectacular sprint finish in the Grand Prix. 

Sunday 4 August will see 25,000 cyclists riding almost the same route as the 2012 Olympic road race in the London-Surrey 100 - see maps of the weekend’s cycle routes. They will be followed by 150 of the world’s elite cyclists, who will compete in the Classic event.

Click here to volunteer at Prudential RideLondon

For more information please don\'t hesitate to get in touch.



Yours sincerely,



Mark Slater
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CLUB RIDE     SUNDAY JUNE 23rd

 Because of the cancellation of York Rally, we have arranged an alternative ride.

 This will be to Wentworth, near Tankserley and Elsecar, north of Barnsley.

It will leave Somerset Bridge at 9a.m. and the distance is approx. 50 miles.

The leader is Peter Ralph.

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This weeks Tuesday evening ride 18th June

  Meeting at 7pm at Cambridge Rd Car Park/Huddersfield (HD1 5BX) Ravensthorpe Subway 

National Bike Week event  16 miles (approx    there and back again) 

The flattest ride of the season via the greenways and onto Ravensthorpe subway via the park. With time for a bite to eat at the Subway and then back the way we came.   You really have no excuses not to be there. 

It\'s National Bike Week .....make the effort 

 

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Upcoming rides

This Tuesday 11th June the evenings ride starts at 7pm from Gynn Lane, Honley (HD9 6JY).

It’s a ride straight up Holme Moss.

Last year we split the group into two. One group went to the top and down the other side and did a big loop back to Honley.  The rest of us (me included) ride and walk and ride a bit more all the way to the top, take in the scenery and enjoy our achievement. And then ride back down (via Digley) and back to Honley.

 

Sunday 16th June is the full Tri Vets event from Fairburn.

Hopefully you have all registered in advance for this. Be there a bit earlier for coffees, teas and wees and to book in. And then off we all go at 8am.

Some of us did a dry run last week and the route is mainly smaller country lanes ands pancake flat. And so we will have ride leaders on the day who know where we are going. It’s going to be another good day out. 

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Sunday 9th June

We have a suggested ride to Uppermill. However, we don’t have a ride leader for Sunday so far. For anyone wanting to go out on Sunday, meet at Somerset Bridge for 9am and then decide on the day where you might go.

If you are going it might help to let people know via our Face book page. Or email aprim@yahoo.com if you want to lead the ride and I will update it here on the website....of which.... 

Christine Blanco will be taking a ride out this Sunday, 9th June.

Starting at 10am from Penistone Station, going to Holmfirth for lunch, via the TPT, and returning through Shepley, Denby Dale (tea stop!) to Ingbirchworth Reservoir and back to the start.

The total distance will be approximately 25 miles, and the pace will be leisurely.

If you want more details you can contact Christine via our Face book page.

And next Tuesdays evening ride (11th June) is going up Holme Moss. Meeting at 7pm at Gynn Lane Honley. More details to follow.

Please note

For details of all the Tuesday Evenings rides, click on the Headset link and it’s in Headset after the Summer rides listings 

 

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This Tuesday evenings ride 4th June        

Meeting at Fartown Bar (HD2 2QA) and going to  Sunny Vale  

Be aware …  it always rains on the way to Sunny Vale.  But maybe not tomorrow?

Riding over the top to Brighouse and thru to the other side to find Sunny Vale. Then climbing and climbing some more above Shibden Hall onto Southowram. And then a very long and fast downhill to go back through and up another side of Brighouse.

Ride to be led by Alan Priim (for a change)

 

 

For Sunday June 9th

We have a suggested ride to Uppermill. However, we don’t have a ride leader for Sunday so far. For anyone wanting to go out on Sunday, meet at Somerset Bridge for 9am and then decide on the day where you might go.

If you are going it might help to let people know via our Face book page. Or email aprim@yahoo.com if you want to lead the ride and I will update it here on the website

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 Upcoming rides this week …for full details see news page.

Tuesday 28th May evening ride

7pm meeting Trycycling, Kirkburton (HD8 0NX) for a ride out to Cannon Hall 

Saturday Jun 1st    Easy Ride  Meltham Circular.

10 a.m. FromCarlile St. Car Park, Meltham.  Ride to be led by Joe Naylor

Sun Jun 2    Tri Vets’ club only route check ride.

8 am start from Fairburn Possible 100 miles in 12 hours. Ride to be led by Ken Roberts

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Details of the upcoming rides this week

Tuesday 28th May evening ride

7pm meeting Trycycling Kirkburton (HD8 0NX) for a ride out to Cannon Hall 

One of Alan’s own local favorite rides. Lots of countryside dropping right down to Cannon Hall. Then climbing all the way back via High Hoyland, down again to Clayton West, and up again (possibly with a bit of track suitable for a road bike) to Emley. More details from Alan, who will lead on the night.

 

Saturday Jun 1st    Easy Ride  Meltham Circular.

10 a.m. FromCarlile St.  Car Park, Meltham.  Ride to be led by Joe Naylor,

Route goes up to Holt Head down to Blackmoorfoot, down thru Helme to Morrison’s cafe, down the Greenway.

Then Huddersfield road to South Crossland, round back of Blackmoorfoot reservoir, thru Helme and back to Meltham.

Approx 3 hrs possible. Children welcome if with a parent or guardian.

Contact John Radford for more details.

 

Sun Jun 2    Tri Vets’ club only route check ride.

8 am start from Fairburn Village Hall. Possible 100 miles in 12 hours. Ride to be led by Ken Roberts

Car parking on School Lane (near the school!) on the road parallel to the old A1 main road.

As the 100 miles consists of 2 loops, riders may complete either 1 or both loops, to be decided on the day. Ride to be led by Ken Roberts and possibly An other on the day.

Contact John Radford or Ken Roberts for more details.

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News added: Wednesday May 22nd 2013 5:30pm

This Sunday rides is to Wintersett

9am start from Somerset Bridge  

Ken Roberts leading to pick up with Denise Evans for 10am at Horbury Bridge, if anyone wants to start there.

Going along easy tracks and quiet lanes via Pugneys and Newmillerdam

Denise says this is not for close clearance racing bikes [as it might include mud].

 And don’t forget this Thursday May 23rd Award Ride

25 miles in 2 hours from Ainley Top

(at junction of New Hey Rd & A643 (HD2 2EH).

6.45pm for a 7pm prompt start

(NO mud  all road) 

 

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News added: Monday May 20th 2013 4:45pm

This weeks Tuesday evening ride (21st May) is meeting at Somerset Bridge (7pm) for a ride out and back via Clifton and its ford.

 And we have the Award ride on Thursday May 23rd

25 miles in 2 hours from Ainley Top

Meeting at junction of New Hey Rd & A643 (HD2 2EH). 6.45pm for a 7pm prompt start.

 Awards ride/£2.00 to enter on the night.

 Route sheets available on the night (with entry forms) from Alan Priim

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News added: Monday May 13th 2013 2:33pm

Tuesday 14th May 13, 2013

7pm from Junction Inn (HD1 4LA) for a steady ride along to Scapegoat Hill and back again.  Led by Alan Priim

Sunday 19th May   The Examiner Charity Challenge rides starting at Lepton Highlanders Club Wakefield Road (HD8 0LX). 

!8 mile Mountain Bike ride. Start 9.30-10.30 am. Ride at your own pace, on your own or with friends or as a group. Fully signed route and route sheet available from the start.

7 mile family road ride with a designated rides leader starting at 10am

A 17 mile steady paced road ride. With a designated rides leader starting at 9.30,

Upcoming rides

Thurs May 23            25 miles in 2 hours from Ainley Top (at junction of New Hey Rd & A643 (HD2 2EH). 7p.m). Awards ride/£2.00 to enter on the night.            Alan Priim

 

Sun May 26   Wintersett on tracks (Squire\'s Tea Room)              Denise Evans      

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News added: Monday May 13th 2013 2:33pm

A reminder that if you want to enter the Tri Vets 100 mile ride on June 16th, the entry forms need to be in by 15th May. Or contact John Radford after this date.

See news pages for details of upcoming rides for this Tuesday, Sunday and next Thursday

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News added: Monday May 6th 2013 1:05pm

SUNDAY MAY 12TH. CLUB RIDE TO COXWOLD

 Meeting at Tadcaster main car park at 9a.m(by the river bridge and bus station).

 This ride is to join other cyclists from the North at the annual church service of thanksgiving at Coxwold Parish Church, North Yorkshire.

 The ride goes to Wighill, Catall and Easingwold where we stop for refreshments. We then ride the remaining 10 miles to Coxwold Village Hall where we have refreshments before the church service at 1.30p.m. After we return for even more food before the return ride.

 The distance is about 50 miles at a steady pace and on quiet roads and will be led by Ken Roberts.

If you want any more details please contact us via Face book or drop an email to apriim@yahoo.com

Details of this weeks Tuesday ride is in the News page or as on Face Book. As well as other club info. 

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News added: Monday May 6th 2013 1:04pm

This weeks Tuesday evening ride, 7th May, meet for 7pm, setting off by 7.10pm.

Meeting at Paddock Head (HD1 4RB)

A cracking route going up (UP) to Bolster Moor and (UP) onto Bradshaw and then dropping down to Manchester Road above Slaithwaite for the ride back to Paddock.  Bring tour climbing legs as there are some big hills, even for a Tuesday evening ride standard.  

Here’s the short link to the route http://goo.gl/ViQcs

If you want any more details please contact us via Face book or drop an email to apriim@yahoo.com

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News added: Monday April 29th 2013 8:21pm

Ride details for this weekend

 Saturday May 4th Easy Ride

 Starting from the Pie Hall, Denby Dale 10a.m.

Going to the Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Parlour, Ingbirchworth and then back to Denby Dale. Tony Jagger will lead the ride.

 Sunday May 5th club ride

 Meeting Somerset Bridge at 9.00am   Approx 40 miles.

To the Bluebird Café, Sowerby Bridge, for Coffee via Outlane, Stainland and Norland Moor. Then on to Edna’s Cozy Café at Delph for lunch. Back via Rippondon and Rishworth and then a detour to Ringstone Edge Reservoir and Denshaw.

The return to Huddersfield will be via Marsden.

 There are one or two lumpy bits on this route so please make sure that you have adjusted your breaks!

 Geoff Pearce will lead the ride

 If you want any more details please contact us via Face book or drop an email to apriim@yahoo.com

 For more other club info please check out the news page

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News added: Tuesday April 23rd 2013 9:56am

Sunday Easy Rides planned by Christine Blanco from Sheffield CTC

 

We have kindly been invited by Christine to the following rides, all under 25 miles and at a steady pace.

 

The start times are planned for people to arrive by train if required.

 

9 June Destination: Holmfirth.  Start: Penistone Station 10.00 am

14 July Bretton CountryPark/Clayton West. Start: Kirkburton (Try Cycling) 10.00 am

18 August Destination: WentworthCastle.  Start: Penistone Station 10.am

1 Sept. (to tie in with longer ride to Cannon Hall)  Start: Shepley Station 10.00 am

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News added: Monday April 22nd 2013 7:01pm

The proposed route for Sunday the 28th April is as Follows:-

Leaving Somerset Bridge at 9am we will meet up with the Calderdale group in Dewsbury near Mcdonalds at about 10am. The route will then be up Crackinedge Lane to Leeds road, we will turn right at the traffic lights after \"The Babes in the Wood\" then passing through Ardsley, Ouzlewell Green to Castleford where we will have \"elevenses\" at the Riverside Cafe\'. We then pass through Fairburn, Hillam and Gateforth to lunch at Selby Morrisons. We then return home via Sherbon in Elmet where if required we can try the facilities at Squires motorcycle cafe\'. Then Ledsham, Kippax, Garforth, Rothwell, Robin Hood, Dewsbury to Huddersfield.

A mainly flat ride of about 80 miles in total.

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News added: Tuesday April 16th 2013 7:43pm

The new Wednesday venue meets, for April to July 2013, has now been uploaded to the site.

See the Wed Rides link for more information.

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News added: Thursday April 11th 2013 9:27pm

SUNDAY 14 APRIL CLUB RUN

Route, medium pace with some climbs, Sowerby Bridge [coffee ?] Todmorden,  Townley Park Burnley, has cafe, Blackshaw Head, Hebden Bridge, Elland, Home. Leader John Radford.

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News added: Thursday April 11th 2013 8:43am

CLUB SUNDAY RIDE. APRIL 21ST. FROM THORNTON LE DALE

 

This is a 50 miles in 5 hours event run annually by Mike Fielding of North Yorks. CTC. The ride leaves from the main car park at Thornton-le-Dale at 10a.m. and it covers 50 miles of quiet and pleasant lanes around the edge of the Yorkshire Moors, with the lunch stop being at Helmsley. On the way round there are check points to visit and there is an entrance fee of £2. It\'s a smashing ride in good company.

 

Ken Roberts.

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News added: Monday April 8th 2013 8:28am

Hilly 20 – Saturday 13 April

 

Details and route sheets are now available to download from our Facebook page for Pete\'s Hilly 20 taking place Saturday 13th April, 10.00am from Trycycling in Kirkburton. (HD8 0NX)


Its one of the club\'s Award event rides so it\'s £2.00 to enter.

Its a bit like a hard Tuesday evening ride, but with more climbing. It is a hilly 20 miles. For the Hardriders amonst us, I have added a slightly longer alternative route with an extra loop of a couple of miles and one good long hard climb. You can decide which one to do on the day.

If you want more details and don\'t have Facebook, let me know (aprim@yahoo.com) or I will see you on the day. I will have the entry forms and spare route sheets.

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News added: Friday April 5th 2013 8:29am

TUESDAY EVENING RIDES

On the 16th April we start the Tuesday evening spring/summer rides. As usual, this first ride will be a short ride to Compo\'s for a supper and a bit of a social meet and greet evening. If you are planning on joining me please can you let me know, so I can let Compo\'s know the numbers, either by email (aprim@yahoo.com), or by text/phone to 07513954615. Or you can now update me on the clubs Face Book page. 

 

If you can\'t make it on the 16th there\'s plenty more Tuesday nights for you to come along to. Full details of all rides in Headset and on our Face Book page.

 

See you all soon 

 

Alan

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News added: Tuesday April 2nd 2013 5:39pm

FRIDAY RIDES: 
The group which has regularly ridden to Dewsbury Marina on a Friday intends to continue meeting. We intend to continue on a casual basis, i.e. just turn up for 1p.m. and have a social chat with whoever is there. (Of course, it is possible that you may arrive on your own). Anyway, chef Steve and his team will see you are well looked after. You could always use Facebook to let folks know that you\'ve been turning out. 
Thanks, 
Ken.

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News added: Monday April 1st 2013 8:52am

CALLING ALL YORK HOSTELLERS

As the ride date approches here are a few details.

We will meet at 10.00 on Friday 12th  at the bridge as normal for a Sunday ride.

If Ravensthorpe is more convenient for you, we will be calling in at the SUBWAY sandwich shop for breakfast so you can meet us their.

The Saturday ride will most likley be to Ampleforth College, Mr Charlsworth is working on a suitable route as he \'\'knows the area\'\'.

Cheers for now

Bob Chatterton  07763801136      bob.chatterton@gmail.com

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News added: Friday March 22nd 2013 7:56pm

We now have a Huddersfield & District CTC Club Facebook page.

So if you are on Facebook and want to get interactive with the club...come and join us.

Tell us about the rides you are doing or planning to do.

Once the weather improves you can use Facebook to find out who\'s coming out on which rides...and to let everyone know after you get home again.

And if you are doing some other events such as an Audax or a sportive, or some touring elsewhere ...let us know and share it with us...and you can even share your pictures.

It may take a bit of time to get going but once we have some active member Facebook users I am sure it will help us all keep closer contacts with who\'s doing what in the club.

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News added: Thursday March 21st 2013 7:05pm

Club run to Wentworth Sunday March 24th

10:00 Somerset Bridge - A629 to Penistone - Oxspring - Thurgoland - Crane Moor - Pilley - Tankersley - Harley – Wentworth.

Return: Retrace to Pilley - Hood Green - Silkstone Common - Cawthorne - Denby Dale - Huddersfield.

A challenging, 60 mile ride.

A prior engagement means that Pete Ralph will be unable to attend for a full day, so a leader will be required.

However Pete is able to lead a shorter run to Wintersett, leaving Horbury Bridge at 11:30.

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News added: Wednesday March 13th 2013 8:37am

SUNDAY CLUB RIDE. MARCH 17TH. HOLME VALLEY CIRCULAR RIDE.
 
This is a circular ride around the Holme Valley, being entirely on-road with some climbing and consequent excellent views. About 25 miles.
 
ROUTE: Leaving Somerset Bridge, Aspley, at 10 a.m. and climbing to Castle Hill, Farnley Tyas and Fulstone. Then to Snowgate Head and past the Ingbirchworth Windmills before descending to Millhouse Green and Carlecotes. The route then heads West to Winscar Reservoir and passes The Victoria pub to turn left towards Hades and then down to Holmfirth. Lunch is at the Corner Cafe.
 
LEADER: Andrew Ireland.

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News added: Tuesday March 12th 2013 5:51pm

ADDINGHAM RIDE. DATE CORRECTION.
 
Please note that the date for this ride is SUNDAY APRIL 7TH. and not the previous day, as has appeared on our website (EDIT: events page updated 16/03/2013 - Webmaster). We leave Somerset Bridge, Aspley, at 8a.m., stopping for coffee at Otley (The Riverside Cafe). There will be hot drinks at the venue but no meal so please bring a packed lunch. It remains a good ride with the chance to talk to riders from other CTC membership groups. Ken Roberts.

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News added: Tuesday March 5th 2013 11:01am

Sunday Ride: 10th March 2013 - Rigg\'s Garden Centre Walsden.

The ride will be via Brighouse, Elland and Todmorden on mainly A roads with a short length of Canal Tow Path, returning on the same route with a total distance of about 50 Miles.

Regards

Robin

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News added: Saturday March 2nd 2013 8:49am

YHA HOLIDAY AT EYAM HALL.

 

Steve Hall is proposing leading a weekend holiday to Eyam Hall YHA. It will be on Saturday August 17th. and Sunday August 18th. and will be of special interest to members who have to go away during the school holidays. Families will be welcome as there are a number of national trails in the vicinity. Please register your interest asap with Steve at : steven@stevenhall5.plus.com.

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News added: Monday February 25th 2013 11:05pm

Social Night - 22/02/2013

From the comments made last night and emails received today, it appears the night was a big success.  From my point of view I would agree, the company was brilliant, 63 sat down including 3 youngsters Eli, Isaac and Katie to enjoy meals prepared and served by Simply Splendid Solutions.There was no shortage of food seconds of the main courses were enjoyed as were the sweets, I have never seen slices of Chocolate Gateau so large!

It was a good job Sue at Broadoak Bowling Club let us up size the room and gave the advice as to how to get us all in, it was \"cosy\" to say the least.The venue was also a contributory factor I feel.

Mike Kinnear our speaker keep us attentive and amused with his jokes and relating his experiences in past activities, he has entertained for many organisations in many countries and that came across to us and our guests from Calderdale and Doncaster.
The Prize Presentation went as smoothly as it is possible due to Mike\'s efforts the only down side was that so many did not come to pick up their awards creating short pauses.

All the awards are special to the recipients, well deserved, but one was different, it was for riding a bike yes, but also for years of support and work for the club and to say thanks to Pete Ralph who is to move to Spain shortly, Ken presented him with an engraved Tankard.

The final part of the evening, the raffle, probably the best we have had raised £100.00 I believe, so thanks for the donation of the Prizes and also thanks to Helen and Geoff for making it happen.

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News added: Friday February 15th 2013 2:57pm

SUNDAY 17 FEB RIDE

LeaveSomersetBridge for Uppermill via Blackmoorfoot, Holt Head, Marsden and Diggle. Our return is planned through Delph, Denshaw and Buckstones. The ride is entirely on-road and the weather forecast is good, so get out your posh bike and enjoy the day. Andrew

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News added: Sunday February 10th 2013 8:43am

RIDE CANCELLED – SUNDAY 10 FEB

The ride to Glossop will not take place due to snow settling on high ground, and the consequent risk to our safety.

A local ride, possibly to Holmfirth, will be led for those wishing to venture out. Andrew

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News added: Saturday February 9th 2013 9:32am

BERWICK 2012 HOSTELLING EVENING:

 

In the midst of Winter you may wish to rekindle memories of that pleasant and DRY week when members of Huddersfield CTC cycled up to Berwick on Tweed. So, on Thursday March 14th. we intend to show the photographs we took on that holiday. The venue is the Peace Centre at Birkby, and the timing is 7p.m. for 7.30. The cost is £2.50 for coffee and biscuits. Please let one of us know if you are able to attend.

 

There will also be a short explanation of our plans for this year\'s holiday at Cromer in North Norfolk.

 

Ken and Andrew.

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News added: Wednesday February 6th 2013 7:20pm

SUNDAY 10 FEB RIDE

LeaveSomersetBridge10:00 for Glossop via New Mill, Scholes, Windle Edge and Longdendale. After lunch possible return over Holme Moss depending on people’s wishes and the weather. 43 miles and 947m (3107ft) of ascent, all on well surfaced roads. See you on Sunday, Andrew

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News added: Wednesday January 30th 2013 4:36pm

EASY RIDE. SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2nd. 

START: 10 a.m. from Trycycling, Kirkburton. 

DESTINATION: Holmfirth. 

ROUTE: Thunderbridge, then climbing up Wood Lane through Storthes Hall Woods to Farnley Tyas. Then descending to Brockholes, then Holmfirth with refreshments at The Corner House Cafe. Returning by climbing to New Mill and Fulstone to Stocksmoor, Thunderbridge and Kirkburton. 

As we are crossing from one valley to another the route is necessarily quite hilly but we\'re quite happy for riders to walk. We will be riding on mainly quiet roads, with one short section of track. Suitable for touring bikes, road bikes, hybrids and mountain bikes. 

LEADER: Ken Roberts.

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News added: Tuesday January 29th 2013 12:20pm

CTC Calderdale Presentation Dinner - 8 March 2013

 

Hello John & Ken,

 

Our 85th Presentation Dinner will take place at the Shay Stadium Banqueting Suite on the evening of Friday 8 March 2013. Our guest is Yorkshire Cycling Legend and Tour de France stage winner Brian Robinson and we are hoping that the appearance of such a celebrated guest will help achieve a good turnout for what is our principal social event of the year.

 

Details of the menu choices are set out on the enclosure - there are choices for starters / mains / dessert and there are vegetarian and gluten free options as well. Tickets are available from John Keighley - further details can be found on the enclosure - and are priced at £20. As you will know, there are bar facilities available at the Shay.

 

We are delighted to be able to invite you both and as many Huddersfield CTC members as you are able to bring along, and we will make you most welcome. Hopefully there is enough information here to enable you to be able to forward the message to your email contacts. 

 

The deadline for booking tickets / indicating menu choices is Friday 22 February (a date we know you will be able to remember fairly easily).

 

We do hope that you will be able to support the event and look forward to welcoming you and your fellow members along. If you do need any more information please do not hesitate to contact John on 01422 345968  01422 345968 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting or me on 01422 258278 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 01422 258278 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

 

With all best wishes

 

Reid Anderson

Secretary CTC

Calderdale

 

CTC CALDERDALE 85th PRESENTATION DINNER

at

The Shay Stadium, Halifax

7.00 pm for 7.30pmFriday 8 March 2013.

 

MENU

 

STARTERS

Mushroom, Garlic & Brie Tart with Stewed Tomatoes and Walnut & Tarragon Oil (V)

Potted Pork Pate with Pink Peppercorn Butter, Chilli Jam and Onion Loaf

Tomato & Basil Soup with Crusty Cob & Yorkshire Jersey Butter (V&GF)

Melon Trio with Pear Sauce & Mint Syrup (V&GF)

 

MAIN COURSE

Two way Pork with Grilled Pork Steak & Confit of Belly topped with Crackling & Pan Juice Gravy (GF)

Chicken Breast & Mushroom Pie with Leek Cream Sauce

Slow Braised Beef with Onion and Beer (GF)

Tomato & Red Pepper Tart with Goat’s Cheese & Basil Dressing (V)

Pasta with Broccoli, Leeks & Cheese Sauce (V&GF)

 

All served with Chef’s seasonal vegetables and potatoes

 

DESSERTS

Apple & Cider Crumble with Cream or Custard

Warm Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream & Chocolate Sauce

Yorkshire Parkin with Toffee Sauce

Traditional Eton Mess with Berries, Meringue & Whipped Cream

 

Tea or Coffee

 

Price £20.00

Order tickets from John Keighley (01422 345968) or j.keighley131@btinternet.com with requirements for each course before 22nd February. Payment before the day preferred. Cheques payable to J Keighley at 2 Woodlands View, Boothtown, Halifax HX3 6HL. 

 

 

 

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News added: Sunday January 27th 2013 7:56pm

Ardennes Tour

Graham Joyce is leading a late spring tour to Belgium and Luxembourg, departing London by Eurostar on 2 May 2013 and returning 9 May, and invites other CTC members to join him (limited places).

The tour starts from Liege and passes through some excellent cycling country in the Belgian Ardennes, crossing into the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. There will be time to explore much of the country, including Luxembourg city , before returning via Brussels . It is hoped to spend a few hours sampling the cafes and sights of central Brussels before catching Eurostar home.

Trains will connect with the Grand Central service from/to Halifax (which carry bikes free).

Eurostar now charge for bike carriage (£30 each way), except where the bike can be folded and carried in a bag. The cost for London-Brussels return (excluding bike charge) is £80. We will be using hostels each night @ £17/night B&B, plus cost of evening meals/lunch etc.

All participants will be responsible for their own safety and insurance.

If you are interested in joining this (unofficial) tour, please contact Graham immediately on: 07713242345/01422 885071 or send an email to graham.joyce1(at)btinternet.com.

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News added: Saturday January 26th 2013 12:47pm

SUNDAY CLUB RIDE. 27TH. JANUARY.
 
DESTINATION: Wintersett Country Park.
 
ROUTE: Leave Somerset Bridge at 10a.m. then via Horbury Bridge, Newmillerdam, Ryhill. Return via Notton, Woolley and West Bretton. Distance approx. 35 miles.
 
LEADER: Ken Roberts. ( If the weather is difficult please phone me on 07724156417 before 9a.m.)

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News added: Monday January 21st 2013 8:28pm

Social Evening and Prize Presentation.
 
It has been decided by the Committee to change what we do this year, and we are having a full social evening with the Prizes being presented with in it.
 
The idea is to get people from all our activities, Wednesday rides, Tuesday night rides, Sunday runs and event riders, organizers, friends and family to have a good social night as well as riders picking up their Certificates, Medals and Trophies. People from other clubs and groups are welcomed of course.
 
We are having caterers and an after dinner speaker. See the booking form.
 
Contact Ken or John to secure your place at this Club subsidized event, remember we have to let the caterers know numbers by Feb 14th

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News added: Friday January 18th 2013 8:54pm

Information regarding the 2013 Brian Robinson Challenge Ride
 
Entries are now open for the 2013 Brian Robinson Challenge Ride.  This well reviewed 75 mile early season test, will once again take in the cream of the climbs in the South Pennines.
 
Using roads on which the Tour de France pioneer himself trained, the ride offers a the perfect challenge for every rider.  Whether that is to complete the course, to improve on last year, or to conquer the climbs, this ride lets you test yourself.
 
The Brian Robinson Challenge is pleased to be supporting the Yorkshire Regiment Benevolent trust, through the Mayor of Kirklees’ Charity Appeal as the main beneficiary and hopefully the new location will continue the improvements of the event made over the last 7 years.
 
Entries are open via the British Cycling online entry system, https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/85555/Brian-Robinson-Challenge-Ride#about
 
There is hope, once again, to feature the closed road massed start and motorcycle marshals along the route.
 
As you may have seen Brian Robinson has been backing the successful Yorkshire bid to host Le Grand depart of the Tour in 2014, why not speak to him yourself on the day about his experiences?
 
For those with an interest in social media a facebook page is available for you to swap training stories, or reminisce about the weather last year.
 
Safe riding
 
Please note this event is not being organised by the Huddersfield CTC, we are just spreading the word.

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News added: Tuesday January 15th 2013 7:35pm

Sunday 20 Jan. Red Beck Cafe Crofton ride start 10am Somerset Bridge. Route Lepton Midgley Bretton Woolley Royston Ryhill Crofton Walton Pugneys Horbury Ravensthorpe Huddersfield. Dependant on the weather. 40-50 miles some hills rated Moderate.Possible decision on the morning, ring 07724155603 before 10am. John Radford.

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News added: Wednesday January 9th 2013 9:24pm

CLUB SUNDAY RIDE. SUNDAY JANUARY 13TH.
 
DESTINATION: Cannon Hall.
 
ROUTE: Leaving Somerset Bridge, Aspley at 10 a.m. and riding to Holmfirth. Then up Rochter Rd. and Cemetery Rd. to The Victoria. Next to Maythorn, Ingbirchworth, Upper Denby and The Dunkirk. We then continue to High Hoyland and Cannon Hall, having lunch at the Garden Centre. If there is time and the weather clement, we will proceed to Woolley Edge via Kexborough before descending to Bretton Roundabout and home.
 
DISTANCE: Approx. 35 miles. Typical West Yorkshire terrain with plenty of ups and downs, mainly on quiet lanes. N.B. The forecast is for a cold day and if there is any ice about then we shall reroute via the gritted main roads. The route is entirely on road.
 
LEADER: Ken Roberts.

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News added: Thursday January 3rd 2013 12:12pm

HUDDERSFIELDCTC ANNUAL HOLIDAY 2013.

We’re going to use a single base centre for this year’s holiday. We have chosen Cromer on the North Norfolk coast. There is plenty of accommodation available including campsites, B&Bs, caravans, etc. And there is a Youth hostel at nearby Sheringham, which is 4 miles from Cromer.

Cromer gives us access to the Norfolk Broads; the Norfolk coast in lovely areas such as Wells-next-the-Sea; and the quiet lanes of Norfolk between the coast and Norwich. There is also a great deal to do off the bike with plenty of coast walks; trips to Norwich; rides on the local steam railways; and National Trust properties to explore, so that non-cycling partners will also enjoy the area. For cyclists, it’s also flat and dry.

Taking into account the dates of the August Bank Holiday we have chosen the dates Saturday September 7th. to Saturday September 14th. We will have to get to Cromer by car or train and arrange our own accommodation. However, there is a chance of 10 people being able to share a large property at a cost of about £80 for the week.

As this is much more individual rather than a group holiday, you don’t need to book with us unless you are interested in sharing the large house. So, please let us know if you are interested in this option, or if you are just interested in making your own arrangements and joining the rides which we will arrange.

Hoping to see you in Cromer,

Ken and Andrew.

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SATURDAY 5 JAN 2013– Meet Andrew at 10:00, Gynn Lane, Honley for our “Easy Ride”. The route will be via New Mill, Scholes, Snittlegate and Victoria for a café stop at the Windmills. We return past Five Lane Ends, Snowgate Head and New Mill to get back to our start at Honley. The distance is approximately 18 miles with 1870 ft of ascent.

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News added: Tuesday January 1st 2013 1:51pm

                                         PROPOSED HOSTEL TRIP TO YORK

Hi All

As you may know i am organising the above event to take place on Friday 12th Saturday 13th returning Sunday 14th April.

The hostel is currently closed for refurbishment and should be in pristene condition for our visit.

The cost per head will be £54.70 which covers bunk & breakfast, evening meals are charged at £7.95 each and will be ordered

nearer the time.

I need to move fast to get the booking arranged so i will need the numbers and monies  by JANUARY 21st at the latest.

Their will be 16 places avaliable,these will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

If you missed last years trip you missed a great weekend.(Thanks to Peter Ralph  for organising such fine weather for March.)

A good ride will be organised for Saturday possibly around Wiggington,With the distance and pace to suit us all.

Cheques will be made payable to Huddersfield & District CTC.

Please Contact Me:- Bob Chatterton (bob.chatterton@gmail.com or phone 01484 851251) to organise payment and confirm your place on the trip.

Robin Stevens  has offered to take names and monies on my behalf  from the midweek cycling groups as unfortunatly i will be at work.

Please pass this message to members who may not be internet orintated

Cheers and HAPPY NEW YEAR

Bob Chatterton.

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News added: Monday December 24th 2012 8:20pm

Hi all,

A new Wednesday Rides list is now up on the site.  Check out the Wed Rides section (link on left and at the bottom) for details.

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News added: Thursday December 20th 2012 9:42pm

Important!

Unfortunately I (John Radford) will not be able to take the club run on the 27th of Jan to Wintersett due to being double booked.
I have commitments every Sunday in Jan.

Could some one please take this for me?  If they can please get in touch with me or Ken. 

--

Regards,
John Radford.

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News added: Wednesday December 19th 2012 9:06pm

SUNDAY RIDE 23 DEC

10.00 at SomersetBridge for a short ride to Motorman’s Café above Marsden, followed by a pint or 2 at the Riverhead Tap, Marsden. Never mind the weather forecast, wrap up and enjoy the day.

 

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SUNDAY CLUB RIDE TO TONG GARDEN CENTRE. 16.12.12.
 
This is a steady winter\'s ride of about 35 miles on minor roads and  greenways. There is quite a bit of climbing up to Hartshead Moor from Mirfield, but the return ride is downhill or level all the way back.
 
ROUTE; Leaving Somerset Bridge, Aspley, Huddersfield at 10a.m. and travelling via the Greenway to Mirfield. We then climb to Hartshead Moor and Scholes and thence to East Brierley, Burkinshaw and Tong. For the return we retrace our route to East Brierley and Oakenshaw before picking up the Spen Valley Greenway.
 
LEADER: Ken Roberts. 

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News added: Thursday December 6th 2012 7:32pm

The Ireland clan will not be at the Grove Inn tonight due to adverse weather conditions.

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CLUB RIDE TO TOCKWITH CAROL SERVICE ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 9TH. 

START: Tadcaster car park at 10 a.m. 

ROUTE: To Bolton Percy, Alcaster Malbis, Copmanthorpe, Askham Bryan, Rufforth and Long Marston.

A flat route on quiet roads. About 12 miles out and 8 return. We have refreshments at Tockwith then attend the cyclists\' carol service before having more refreshments and returning. It will be an easy and steady-paced ride, suitable for all types of bike. 

LEADER: Ken Roberts.

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SUNDAY CLUB RIDE. NOVEMBER 25TH. DESTINATION WIGFIELD FARM

ROUTE: Leaving SomersetBridge, Huddersfield, at 10a.m. to New Mill then up to The Windmills (possible refreshment break). Then down to Millhouse Green and Penistone. Here we join the Trans Pennine Trail (tarmaced) and proceed via the tunnel to Thurgoland. Next we go to Crane Moor, Hermit Hill, Pilley and Wigfield Farm for lunch. The return is up past StainboroughCollege thence to Hood Green, Silkstone and Cannon Hall. 

DISTANCE: Approx. 50 miles. Moderate difficulty. A few steepish climbs towards the beginning and end, with a pleasantly undulating middle section. Suitable for all types of bikes. 

LEADER: Ken Roberts.

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News added: Wednesday November 21st 2012 8:50am

Sunday 2nd December          Club run to Newmillerdam

Leaving SomersetBridge at 10 am, we will proceed towards an elevenses stop at Dewsbury Marina, using the Calder Valley Greenway. After refreshments, we will check on the progress being made to the Dewsbury to Ossett link, before continuing via Horbury, Thornes, Pugneys and Kettlethorpe to arrive at our lunch stop at Newmillerdam. The return to Huddersfield will be via Woolley Edge, Bretton and Grange Moor. Estimated distance is 40 miles. The terrain would be classified as easy, moderate in places.

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News added: Thursday November 1st 2012 8:15pm

 

Sunday 4th December Ride to Blackburn Meadows and Planet X South Yorkshire.

Total ride distance should be fifty five to sixty miles.

Lunch is at Morrisons in Ecclesfield, as this is twenty five miles into the ride you may want to make sure you have a good breakfast or take some food with you. It would be wise to have lights with you in case of delays and the seasonal shortage of daylight.

ROUTE. out on the A629 to the Sovereign and continue through to Wortley and then shortly taking a right after crossing the bridge over the A616 to take the road to Grenoside where we take a left down to the A61 which we cross and continue through Whitley and on to Ecclesfield and Morrisons for lunch. From Morrisons it\'s a short ride to join a nicely tar-maced Transpennine trail taking us smoothly to Meadowhall where we negotiate the cycle route through this complex and pass under the Tinsley viaduct following the canal until we cross over it to Blackburn Meadows nature reserve which we skirt before exiting into the site where Planet X cycles is.

The return route retraces through Meadowhall and out along the Transpennine trail but we return by following the trail through to Parsons Cross and and over the A61 and climb up to Grenoside and then retrace the outward route back towards our various home destinations.

 

Parts of the route are on tracks which in the main are well surfaced. I\'ve done the route in the summer on a skinny wheeled bike but plan to ride a slightly chunkier tyred bike on Sunday.

Planet X cycles have a very plush showroom full of shiny bicycles and other desirable cycle related items.

http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/shop

Blackburn Meadows is now a nature reserve which is home to a variety of birds insect and plant life The land was reclaimed by nature following many years when it\'s use made it into place you wouldn\'t really want to be especially downwind on a warm afternoon.

http://www.wild-net.org/Sheffield/FolderMenu/content22.aspx?id=312

 

 

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News added: Thursday November 1st 2012 7:12pm

EASY RIDE. SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3RD.
 
Starting from Trycycling, Kirkburton, at 10 a.m. we will be riding up to Shelley and then down to Shepley. From there we will be continuing towards the  Sovereign roundabout before taking the long descent to the bottom of Near Bank. There follows a short but steep ascent with the reward being a pot of tea at Dearnley\'s Ice Cream Parlour, Shelley. From there we retrace our route to Kirkburton.
 
This is a short route and I expect some youngsters out so the pace will be steady. There are a few hills but we can easily walk them and the whole route is mainly on quiet roads. It is very suitable for beginners, and we should be back at about 12.30.
 
Any queries to Ken Roberts on 07724 156417.

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News added: Tuesday October 23rd 2012 2:29pm

Sunday ride  28 Oct 2012 - Meet 10.00 at Somerset Bridge for a ride to “The Old Horns Inn” at High Bradfield. See link for menus, etc http://www.theoldhorns.co.uk/  The route will be via Holmfirth & Langsett then over the first part of the Strines to High Bradfield. Our return will be via Langsett, New Mill and back to Huddersfield. The pace will be steady and the total distance is around 45 miles. In addition to a pub lunch we have the option of tea stops at Holmfirth (am) and Langsett (pm)

Remember that the clocks go back this weekend so don’t arrive an hour early at the start. Andrew.

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News added: Saturday October 13th 2012 7:16pm

CYCLING IN HOLLAND.
 
Stephen Broadbery of Sustrans will be giving a talk about his recent experiences cycling in Holland.
 
It will be at 7p.m. on Friday November 9th. at the Peace Centre in Birkby and the cost is £2.
 
Please book via Ken Roberts.

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News added: Thursday October 11th 2012 7:05pm

Sunday October 14th    Club ride to Fulhamhouse.

Leaving Somerset Bridge at 10am PROMPT, we will make our way to Fulhamhouse via the Greenway to Mirfield, then on to Dewsbury (10 miles), up Crackenedge to Shaw Cross, thence Methley, Whitwood (20 miles),Ferrybridge, Cridling Stubbs, Womersley to Fulhamhouse for lunch. (approx 30miles).

The return to Huddersfield will be via Womersley, Darrington, East Hardwick, Featherstone (10 miles), Wakefield, Horbury Bridge (20 miles), and then  splitting up to go our various ways homeward. I estimate the distance of the run returning to Huddersfield to be 60, mainly flat, miles. It is advisable to bring some food or energy bars with you, as we will be going directly to Fulhamhouse in the morning. Hope to see you all on Sunday.

Peter Ralph

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NOTE: until the rides list is published properly in the Events section, you can download a PDF version here.

Saturday 6th October

Easy Riders. Meet Cambridge Road car park at 10am.

We will be using the Calder Valley and Spen Valley greenways, plus some local lanes and towpaths, to reach our elevenses spot at Stables Cafe, Savile Town Wharf, Dewsbury. We should arrive back in Huddersfield at around 2pm. All welcome.

Sunday 7th October

The main club run is a 100km Audax, starting from Wigginton, north of York, at 10am. Arrive early to allow time to sign on, etc. There will be an alternative club run, leaving Horbury Bridge at 10 am. This ride will be using tracks and bridleways to reach Wintersett for lunch. The leader will be Denise Evans.

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News added: Tuesday October 2nd 2012 10:17pm

KIRKBURTON/PENISTONE OFF-ROAD CYCLE ROUTE.
 
Bob Leonard, the Liaison Ranger for the route, has sent details of the route from Ingbirchworth. This is a detailed correction from my inaccurate information from Ingbirchworth onwards:
 
Leave Ingbirchworth on Ingbirchworth Lane (track) from High Lane. Pass along side of Royd Moor Res. onto Folly Lane, becomes Ingbirchworth Road. Right onto Royd Moor Road (Briefly). Left onto Westfield Lane (track). Left on High Bank Lane (track) then down a long flight of steps. CrossA628. Turn right on A628, briefly,then left down Leapings Lane, through ford or footbridge, and up to Trans Pennine Trail.
 
Thanks,
 
Ken.

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News added: Tuesday October 2nd 2012 10:14pm

Please note, on the 10th Oct Edna\'s Cafe is closed and the new venue is the Corner House Cafe, Holmfirth.

Regards

John Radford

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News added: Monday October 1st 2012 7:26pm

We (well, Alan Priim) recently received this email from Ruth Hair following the successful running of the Tuesday ride to Compo\'s Cafe.  Please feel free to comment on the pictures in the following link (note that the Dropbox link no longer works, but the facebook link works fine).

Thanks so much for sending us this feedback which is extremely useful. The photos can be found on Sarah’s dropbox at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/48n4yu3rkjppst5/FMczwkp8Xk

I have also loaded them onto the Festival’s Facebook page (link)  where you could make comments on the photos if you wish to. It looked like you had a great ride and hopefully Sarah has captured it well on the photos.

Thanks for all your input into the Festival, for organising and leading the ride and please do stay in touch with us both during this festival and afterwards as we start considering how we are going to develop the festival for next year.

Best wishes

Ruth
Ruth Hair
South Pennines LEADER Project Manager
Hebden Bridge Canal & Visitor Centre, Butlers Wharf, New Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 8AF

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News added: Sunday September 23rd 2012 7:24pm

AGM Ride, 12/10/2012

The ride to the AGM on 21 Oct. will start from Somerset Bridge at 10 am to go to the Motormans Cafe Marsden via Blackmoorfoot for coffee. This will be a 10 mile ride with a ride back to Meltham Methodists Church of 6 miles. Dependent on the weather some may go to Morrisons Cafe after the meeting prior to another short ride.

Regards,

John Radford

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News added: Wednesday September 5th 2012 1:51pm

Saturday 8th September All Day Easy Ride

Please note this ride has a new leader, Reid Anderson. Full details below:

Ride to the Buttress
Start: 10:00
Finish: 12:30
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: Varies - up to 25 miles
Grading: Medium

An easy-paced, flat ride using the Calder Valley Cycleway westwards to watch the \"Up the Buttress\" hill climb event. Starting in Huddersfield at 10am, riders can then meet up at Elland Bridge (SE105215) at 11am. They can then can return by train to Brighouse or Mirfield. Alternatively organisers will accompany novice riders back to the point where they started the ride.

Start/venue: Aspley Bridge, Huddersfield
Grid reference: SE151163
Local authority area: Kirklees MBC
Finish: Hebden Bridge
Grid Reference: SD993273
Things to bring: Cycling Gear, Cash for Pub Lunch etc, Spare inner tube for punctures
Nearest rail station: Huddersfield to start. Hebden Bridge to return
Parking: Pay car parking available in Huddersfield Town Centre
Leader: Reid Anderson
Contact leader: 07763 328804
Host organisation: CTC Calderdale / Huddersfield CTC
Website: www.ctccalderdale.org.uk www.huddersfieldctc.org.uk
Notes: Ride ends at Hebden Bridge where there of plenty of shops and cafes

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News added: Sunday September 2nd 2012 8:26pm

Ed Clancy civic reception - Sunday 9 September - meet at Somerset Bridge 19.00 for short ride to St Georges Square for celebration and firework display.

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News added: Thursday August 23rd 2012 8:12pm

CLUB SUNDAY RIDE ON AUGUST 26TH.

DESTINATION: Padley, near Glossop.

ROUTE : Leave Somerset Bridge, Huddersfield, at 9a.m. Then to New Mill and The Windmills cafe for coffee. Next onto the Trans Pennine Trail at Millhouse Green. Follow the Trail to Dunford Bridge and up to the Woodhead Road at Windle Edge. The trail then descends to Salter\'s Bridge and winds around the Woodhead Road before descending to the Longendale Trail at the Western end of the Woodhead tunnel. We continue to the end of this trail for lunch at Padfield.

After lunch we cross to the North side of the valley alongside the reservoirs and retrace our route. We then have the option of returning by our outward route or via Holme Moss.

DISTANCE: approx 45 miles.

LEADER: Ken Roberts.

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News added: Wednesday August 22nd 2012 7:42pm

BERWICK HOSTELLING HOLIDAY SEPTEMBER 1ST TO 8TH.......

There is 1 place available. Please contact Ken immediately if you are interested.

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News added: Tuesday August 14th 2012 10:55am

Berwick tour update

Depart Fartown Bar 09:00 prompt Saturday 1 Sep 2012

The route summary is:

Fartown Bar to Hawes, 58 miles, 4412 ft of ascent

Hawes to Alston, 54 miles, 4931 ft

Alston to Bellingham, 44 miles, 3081 ft

Bellingham to Berwick, 58 miles, 3562 ft

Berwick to Alnwick, 48 miles, 1972 ft

Alnwick to Ninebanks, 58 miles, 5104 ft

Ninebanks to Grinton, 55 miles, 5307 ft

Grinton to Huddersfield, 64 miles, 4655 ft

 

Links to updated routes are below. See previous news for others.

http://www.satmap-xpedition.com/map/251211 Alston to Bellingham on route 68

http://www.satmap-xpedition.com/map/267766 Berwick to Alnwick on route 1

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News added: Wednesday August 8th 2012 7:49am

Sunday 12 Aug ride to Storiths. 09:00 Somerset Bridge.

The ride will be led by John Radford. Due to the distance the route will be through Bradford, coffee at Otley, cafe by the river bridge, then up lanes through Askwith to Storiths return same route or maybe down the Greenway dependent on time. Approx. 70miles.

 

Sunday 19 Aug, Carlile Road, Meltham. Please arrive before 09:00 as there are entry forms to fill in. Entry fee £4.00. - £2.00 per event. These are CTC Tourist Competition Events which are led. Coffee/brunch will be at 13.9 mls, Freewheel at 14.2mls. Mostly a rural ride, some hills, all on road.

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News added: Tuesday August 7th 2012 11:02am

Huddersfield & District CTC members are invited to join an easy Ride led by Christine Blanco from Sheffield CTC.

It starts from Penistone Rail Station on Sunday 16th September at 10.30am and goes along the TPT and minor roads to arrive in Holmfirth for lunch at a cafe, and loops back to Penistone on road. In total it should be about 25 miles and will be at a leisurely pace.

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INFORMATION FOR THE CLUB SUNDAY RIDE ON AUGUST 5th.

DESTINATION: Wharncliffe Woods, Sheffield.

ROUTE: Depart from Somerset Bridge, Huddersfield, at 9a.m. Coffee stop at The Windmills cafe, Royd Moor. Then we join the Trans Pennine Trail at Millhouse Green, continuing South East to Wharncliffe Woods and Grenoside. From here we travel North-East to Tankersley and then Wigfield Farm for another stop. (See NOTE at end). We then join the Dove Valley Trail to Silkstone Common, Oxspring,Penistone and MIllhouse Green from where we retrace our outward route.

DISTANCE: Approx. 45 miles.

NOTES

  1. The Trail is quite rough in places, so please ride a rugged cycle. 
  2. Despite extensive research I can't locate a cafe in the Grenoside area, so there will be quite a long gap between coffe and lunch, SO PLEASE BRING SNACKS WITH YOU.
LEADER: Ken Roberts.

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News added: Tuesday July 31st 2012 10:20pm

The next in the local series of Easy Cycling Rides takes place this Saturday.

It leaves the Denby Dale Pie Hall at 10a.m., then travels at an easy pace to the Yummy Yorkshire cafe near Ingbirchworth. From there the route is via Gunthwaite and Upper Denby.

This ride is suitable for beginner cyclists and for most types of bikes, and should return to the start at about 12.30.

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News added: Monday July 23rd 2012 2:01pm

SUNDAY 29 JULY RIDE

Leave Somerset Bridge at 09.00 for New Mill approx. 09.40 as an optional joining point. Continue past Winscar Reservoir and Windle Edge to Glossop for morning café stop. Snake Pass to Ladybower then Hope for lunch. Return via Strines and Langsett. 70 ish miles in total but those wanting a shorter ride can return from Glossop. Any queries please contact Andrew.

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News added: Wednesday July 18th 2012 6:18pm

The 8 day Berwick tour route is available on the links below.

Use the – or + buttons to zoom out or in.

Click on the drop down button next to “Aerial” to change the map view. Recommend use Ordnance Survey.

 

Any queries please contact Andrew Ireland

 

http://www.satmap-xpedition.com/map/180706 Fartown to Hawes

http://www.satmap-xpedition.com/map/180708 Hawes to Alston

http://www.satmap-xpedition.com/map/180703 Alston to Bellingham

http://www.satmap-xpedition.com/map/180704 Bellingham to Berwick

http://www.satmap-xpedition.com/map/180705 Berwick to Alnwick

http://www.satmap-xpedition.com/map/180701 Alnwick to Ninebanks

http://www.satmap-xpedition.com/map/180710 Ninebanks to Grinton

http://www.satmap-xpedition.com/map/180707 Grinton to Huddersfield

 

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News added: Tuesday July 17th 2012 10:12pm

Berwick Hostelling Holiday

We now have 3 vacancies for our Berwick hostelling holiday ( 2 male and 1 female).

Please contact Ken Roberts for more information.

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News added: Tuesday July 10th 2012 8:53pm

SUNDAY CLUB RIDE ON JULY 15TH.

Destination: Wintersett via the Trans Pennine Trail

Route: Leaving Somerset Bridge, Aspley, at 9a.m. Then to New Mill and The Windmills Cafe for coffee. (Possible joining point: we should be there about 10.30). Onto the Trans Pennine Trail at Millhouse Green then to Oxspring, Silkstone and Worsborough for lunch.

Afterwards to Barnsley and Royston. If we have time we'll head for Wintersett for a cuppa before returning via Notton, Woolley and Bretton Roundabout.

Distance: Approx. 40 miles.

Notes: This is a ride of average difficulty. There is quite a pull up to The Windmills cafe but after that all the riding on the Trans Pennine Trail is flat. The final climb is up to Woolley towards the end. Mountain bikes, hybrids and tourers are the most suitable cycles. You will just about get away with a narrow-tyred road bike.

The pace throughout will be very steady.

Leader: Ken Roberts.

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News added: Tuesday July 10th 2012 8:48pm

Tuesday 17 July

Meeting at Somerset Bridge for 7pm and riding out to Fulstones Ride

To be led by Alan as usual.

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News added: Monday June 25th 2012 10:25pm

Named in honour of the flamboyant former pro cyclist and entertainer, the Sir Jimmy Savile Cycle Challenge has the full support of the family of Jimmy and is raising money to support charities and causes he himself favoured.

At 100 kms this ride is hoped to encourage riders who may not have done a sportive or challenge before but also sufficient hills to test regular riders.

Taking place the day before the closed road racing on Oliver's mount, why not make a weekend of the festival and ride this challenge as part of your event training?

Entries are open now at https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=717 but close Wednesday 4th July 2012 at 23:59.

Posted on behalf of Martyn Bolt

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News added: Monday June 25th 2012 8:02pm

Club run Townley Park.

This will be about 50 miles, coffee will be at the Roxy Cafe Sowerby Bridge we will then ride though Todmorden and Walk Mill to Burnley returning via Mere Clough Blackshaw Head to Hebden Bridge and Elland.

Cheers

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News added: Saturday June 23rd 2012 9:41pm

CLUB HOSTELLING HOLIDAY TO BERWICK-ON-TWEED.

We have one spare place on our annual cycling holiday. This is from Saturday September 1st. to Saturday September 8th. travelling through North Yorkshire and Durham to Berwick-On-Tweed.

The average mileage is 100 kilometres daily, with the first and last days being longer. We also have a short day to allow some sightseeing near Hadrian's Wall. The pace is a steady touring one, approx. 10 mph.

 Please contact Ken Roberts if you are interested.

Thanks,

Ken.

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News added: Tuesday June 12th 2012 4:22pm

Sunday 17 June ride – leave Somerset Bridge at 09.00 for Hollingworth Lake. Morning coffee at Sowerby Bridge then continue via Hebden Bridge, Todmorden and Summit. Return route via Milnrow and Denshaw.

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News added: Saturday June 9th 2012 1:45pm

The first CTC Committee meeting minutes have now been published on the site.  Please head on over to the Minutes page to check it out.

Thanks

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News added: Sunday May 27th 2012 7:24pm

CLUB SHIRTS.

We are considering our next order of Club shirts, jackets and gilets.

Please contact Ken Roberts if you would like to place an order or find out more details.

Thanks,

Ken.

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News added: Sunday May 20th 2012 10:08am

Route for June 3rd Bakewell.

There is a small price to pay for this ride, its called Sheffield but there is compensation, Owler Bar views and the senic Strines.

A prompt start, its a long ride, New Mill, Langsett, Deepcar, Sheffield,Totley. Owler Bar, Baslow, Bakewell. 68k. Back, Hassop, Calver, Hathersage,Bamford, Strines,Holmfirth, Huddersfield.

61k-129k total, 80miles.  Coffee in Millhouses Park Sheffield.

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News added: Friday May 11th 2012 7:24pm

SUNDAY RIDE ON MAY 13TH TO COXWOLD.

The ride is to join other cycling groups at the annual cyclists' church service at Coxwold (North Yorkshire).

MEETING PLACE: We meet at the main car park in Tadcaster (Over the river and next to the bus station), leaving at 9 a.m.

ROUTE: To Wighill,Cattal, over the Swale at Aldwark, Alne and Easingwold for coffee. Thence to Coxwold Village Hall for lunch followed by the service, more food and then return.

DISTANCE: About 60 miles on quiet lanes with a mix of flat and slightly undulating country after Easingwold. It will be a steady pace (about 12mph) and is suitable for all kinds of road bikes. There are no off-road sections.

LEADER: Ken Roberts.

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News added: Thursday May 3rd 2012 7:24pm

SATURDAY MAY 5TH......EASY RIDERS.

Leaving Cambridge Rd. Car park at 10 a.m. we are taking an easy and leisurely route on the Bradley Greenway to Mirfield and then to the Ponderosa Centre where there is a Gala taking place. We will spend a little time there and will then retrace our outward route to the start.

Distance: approx. 14 miles all level and easy riding.

Leader: Ken Roberts.

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News added: Thursday May 3rd 2012 7:23pm

SUNDAY MAY 6TH...... CLUB RIDE . STEAM UP AT MILNROW.

Leaving Somerset Bridge at 9 a.m. we are heading to Ellen Road Mill to watch their mighthy steam engine fired up to do its jobs. We aim to arrive at about 12 and spend about an hour at the site. There will also be a display of historic commercial vehicles and refreshments are available.

ROUTE: Via Old Sowerby to Milnrow, returning via Denshaw and Standedge.

DISTANCE: Approx. 60 miles.

LEADER: Geoff Childs.

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News added: Wednesday April 18th 2012 10:02pm

Sunday Club ride to Selby

Please note that Robin will now lead this ride, not John as previously published

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CLUB SUNDAY RIDE ON APRIL 15TH.

DESTINATION: Wintersett.

MEETING PLACE: Somerset Bridge, Aspley at 9 a.m.

NOTES: This is a TBA ride, meaning that there is no named leader. Riders will discuss the most suitable route, and will make their way there. (N.B. Many Club riders will be at the Spring into the Dales/Leap Into the Aire events).

Thanks,

Ken.

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News added: Wednesday April 11th 2012 7:32pm

Tuesday night rides are starting again on Tuesday 17 April.

The first and last rides are to Compo's cafe for a social and supper and so are only intended as a one way ride to Compo's. However if anyone needs to get back to the start in Honley after the supper please let Alan know on the night, and he will ride back to the start with all who want to ... but only after his fish and chips supper.

All other Tuesday night rides will always finish where we started.

See you all on Tuesdays, 7pm

Alan

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News added: Wednesday April 4th 2012 8:26pm

INFORMATION FOR THE CLUB RIDE ON SUNDAY APRIL 8TH. (Easter Day).

DESTINATION: The Snake Inn, above Ladybower, Derbyshire

DETAILS: There is no nominated Leader for this ride. Either a volunteer will lead the ride or the route will be agreed by consensus. The distance will be over 60 miles and it is a hard ride, with climbs over the Snake Pass and Strines, and with some beautiful scenery.

MEETING PLACE: The ride will leave from Somerset Bridge, Aspley, at 9a.m.

Ken.

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News added: Saturday March 24th 2012 9:20am

CLUB SUNDAY RIDE. APRIL 1ST.

Destination: Addingham.

Depart: Somerset Bridge at 8 a.m.

Route: Through Bradford then on Canal Road to Otley (cafe stop at Riverside cafe). Then on the back road to Ilkley and over the footbridge to Addingham. Return to Bradford and then on the Spen Valley Greenway with afternoon tea at Eunice's in Bowling Park. Approx. 60 miles.

N.B. This is a ride to meet colleagues from other cycling groups in West Yorkshire. You need a ticket for lunch at Addingham. If you don't have one then please contact Pete Ralph.

Leader: Ken Roberts.

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News added: Monday February 27th 2012 10:33pm

UPDATED NEWS!! Apologies, previous news item regarding York Hostel Weekend had the wrong date in it

YORK WEEKEND. HUDDERSFIELD RIDERS.

For members riding to the Hostel on Friday March 9th, may I suggest that we meet at Somerset Bridge at 10 am, from where we will cycle to Ravensthorpe Subway for elevenses. This will also give any riders from the Dewsbury area the opportunity to meet at Ravensthorpe. Can any members who would like evening meals at the Hostel, please let me know by this weekend (Sat 3rd). It should be a great weekend!

Peter Ralph

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News added: Tuesday February 21st 2012 8:04pm

CLUB SUNDAY RIDE. FEBRUARY 26th.

DESTINATION; Wigfield Farm, Worsborough.

ROUTE; Leave from Somerset bridge, Aspley, at 10 a.m. Then Castle Hill, Farnley Tyas, Fulstone, Royd Moor, Pensitone, Trans Pennine Trail, Thurgoland, Crane Moor, Hermit Hill, Pilley, Worsborough. Return via Dodworth Bottom and Stainborough to Cawthorne, then Denby Dale, the Sovereign, etc. N.B. this is quite a hilly route, mainly on quiet roads.

DISTANCE; approx. 50 miles.

LEADER: Ken Roberts.

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News added: Tuesday February 21st 2012 8:03pm

TICKETS FOR RIDE OUT LUNCH AT ADDINGHAM ON APRIL 1ST.

This annual ride is to join other CTC members in West Yorkshire for lunch at Addingham Village Hall. This will be an all-ticket event and tickets must be bought beforehand. They cost £3.50 and are available from Ken.  Please save yourself them embarrassment of turning up ticketless.

Just to be clear, this is a ticket only event!

Thanks,

Ken.

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News added: Wednesday February 8th 2012 10:30pm

CLUB RIDE. SUNDAY 12TH. FEBRUARY.

Destination......Wakefield Mining Museum.

Start: ......Somerset Bridge. 10a.m.

Route: ......To New Mill, High Flatts,Upper Denby, The Dunkirk,Clayton West, Emley, Flockton, Overton, Mining Museum. Return via Thornhill Edge, Whitley and Grange Moor.

Distance......approx. 30 miles.

Leader......Ken Roberts.

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News added: Monday January 30th 2012 7:48pm

INFORMATION FOR THE CLUB RIDE ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH.

DESTINATION; Milnrow, to see the famous historic mill engine in full steam.

ROUTE; Leaving Somerset Bridge at 10a.m. and proceeding down the Colne Valley to Marsden and Standage to Delph. Thence to Denshaw, New Hey and Milnrow. Reverse route for return.

LEADER: Geoff Childs.

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News added: Tuesday January 24th 2012 10:58pm

EVENING EVENTS AT THE PEACE CENTRE, BIRKBY.

CYCLING IN ALASKA......There are still a few places available for Chris Wilby's talk this Friday (Jan. 27th.) when Chris will tell us about his andventures on his epic ride undertaken last Summer. The start is at 7p.m. for tea and biscuits and the talk itself starts at 7.30. Tickets are £1 from Ken. (ken4bikes@btinternet.com).

PRIZE PRESENTATION......This takes place on Friday, February 10th. with tea and biscuits available from 7p.m. with the event starting at 7.30 p.m. Andy Whitworth from Trycycling, Kirkburton, will present the prizes and certificates and Pete Ralph will give a talk about Cycling Down Under. Tickets are £1 from Ken.

Thanks,

Ken.

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News added: Sunday January 22nd 2012 8:21am

SUNDAY 22 JAN RIDE – In view of the high wind and forecast gusts of over 50 mph we will review our route at the start and may go to Hebden Bridge instead of Glossop.

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News added: Saturday January 21st 2012 1:16pm

THE AUTUMN TINTS AND HUDDERSFIELD AND DISTRICT CTC

At our last committee meeting it was agreed that:

* As from March 1st. the Kirklees Branch of The Autumn Tints will cease to exist. It will be replaced by a Wednesday Riders' Group which will be a sub group of Huddersfield & District CTC.

* The Wakefield Tints group will do exactly the same.

* John Radford and Des Hampshire will continue to produce and circulate Rides Lists so that we will always have a choice of 2 rides each Wednesday. * All riders must have insurance, either via CTC or individually. (Guest Riders can easily be incorporated into the CTC scheme for new riders).

* There will be no age limit i.e. anyone under 50 can ride with the Wednesday Riders group.

* We are all sorry to be losing the history and values associated with the Autumn Tints Cycling Comrades ethos, but much of that will be retained through our current group of experienced and friendly cyclists.

Thanks,

Ken Roberts.

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News added: Thursday January 19th 2012 6:30pm

SUNDAY RIDE 22 JANLeave Somerset Bridge at 10.00 for Glossop via New Mill, Winscar Reservoir, Windle Edge and Longdendale. Our return will be over Holme Moss.  Andrew: 01484 688285

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News added: Tuesday January 3rd 2012 11:16pm

EASY RIDE. SATURDAY JANUARY 7TH.

START: KIRKBURTON AT 10A.M.

ROUTE: A 10 mile ride on lanes around Kirkburton, with refreshments at Shelley Ice Cream Parlour. Back about 1 p.m. Suitable for all types of road bikes.

LEADER: Ken Roberts.

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News added: Wednesday December 21st 2011 12:01am

Sunday Ride report

A small group of riders left Somerset Bridge on the ride to Oakwell Hall on the gritted roads, due to the frosty weather. The route taken was via Leeds Road to the turning near Whitegate's Garden Centre then to Hartshead, Scholes, Clecheaton and so to Oakwell Hall where we met with further members who had made their own way there.

The return route was back to Cleckheato then onto the Spen Valley Greenway to Huddersfield. Although it was past 1 PM there was still a few icy patches on the Greenway. Although it was a fairly short ride the fine weather and light wind made it most enjoyable.

Thanks, Robin

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News added: Tuesday December 20th 2011 5:14pm

SATURDAY 24 DEC RIDE - Leave Somerset Bridge 10.00 for 11's at Scholes and then on to Marsden for a beer or two at the Riverhead Tap. Lunch (breakfast menu only) is available at Motormans Cafe up to 13.00 for those wanting solid food! The weather forecast looks good so hope to see you out. Andrew

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News added: Tuesday December 6th 2011 8:23pm

SUNDAY CLUB RIDE. DECEMBER 11TH. CAROL SERVICE AT TOCKWITH.

We are joining with our cycling friends from North Yorkshire for the Festival of Carols at Tockwith, north Yorkshire.

We will leave the main car park in Tadcaster at 10a.m. and ride about 15 miles via Bolton Percy, Appleton Roebuck, Acaster Malbis and Askham Richard to Tockwith.

We have lunch at the Village Hall before attending the Carol Service which starts at 12.45. Afterwards we have some more food before returning by to Tadcsaree by quiet and direct lanes.

Many thanks,

Ken Roberts.

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News added: Wednesday November 30th 2011 8:18pm

Sunday December 4th Club run to The Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

The club will leave Somerset Bridge, Aspley at 10am prompt, and we will make our way to elevenses at Horbury Bridge via Houses Hill and Thornhill Edge.  From there we will pick up the cycle route into Wakefield.

I anticipate that we may spend up to 2 hours at the gallery, as there is much to see. Currently on display, as well as the Hepworth sculptures is a selection of paintings by Clare Wood. Her technique is to use layers of enamel paint on aluminium, to create an impression of the power and history of rock formations in the British landscape. Her impressive 10 metre long paintings should be well worth seeing.

There is also an on site cafe although a visit to an alternative eating place may be possible should the Hepworth cafe prove too popular!

All welcome.

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News added: Wednesday November 30th 2011 8:17pm

WINTER RIDES.

Well, we've had some fog and wind so far, and the ice can't be far behind.

This is just a reminder of our Club policy for bad weather conditions. In such circumstances there is no obligation for the Ride Leader to turn out as this could endanger their safety.

Intending riders should telephone the leader at about 9a.m. to find out just what is happening. (All leaders' numbers are in "Headset").

If riders do turn out and the Leader is not present then it is up to them to carry on as they feel fit. Let's hope we don't have to take this course of action, but just in case.........

Thanks,

Ken Roberts.

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News added: Tuesday November 22nd 2011 7:41am

2012. HOSTEL HOLIDAY

Andrew and I are planning a hostelling holiday for 2012. We are considering cycling up to the new youth hostel at Berwick on Tweed, leaving on Saturday September 1st. and returning on Saturday September 8th.

At present, before we do any definite booking, we are asking for expressions of interest. So' if you are interested please contact either Andrew or myself by the end of November. We would then hope to finalise pricing and bookings by the end of the year.

Ken Roberts.

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News added: Monday November 21st 2011 10:47am

Sunday ride - 27 November 2011  The planned route is from Somerset Bridge to Holmfirth then Greenfield and Uppermill, for lunch at the Little Shop Cafe. We will return via Delph, Denshaw and Buckstones. It will all be on tarmac so road bikes are fine, with or without mudguards, depending on the weather.

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News added: Friday November 18th 2011 8:40pm

SUNDAY RIDE, NOVEMBER 20TH. HOLME VALLEY CIRCULAR.

MEETING: 10a.m. at Somerset Bridge, Huddersfield.

ROUTE: To New Mill then Tinker's Monument, the Victoria, Carlecotes, Winscar Reservoir and down to Holmfirth. Lunch at the Corner House cafe. Then to New Mill, Shelley Bottom and Shelley Ice Cream Parlour for pudding.

DISTANCE: Approx. 30 miles. Some steep climbs during the first part of the ride. Medium difficulty and suitable for any road bike.

LEADER; Ken Roberts.

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News added: Sunday October 30th 2011 9:16pm

EASY RIDE. Saturday November 5th.

Meeting Place: Denby Dale Pie Hall at 10 a.m.

Destination: Delph House Farm, Ingbirchworth.

Route: A short ride to Upper Denby and then to the cafe on the A629. Return via Gunthwaite and Upper Denby.

Suitability: For all types of rider, with some climbing at the beginning . Entirely on road so suitable for all types of cycle.

Leader: Ken Roberts.

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News added: Thursday October 27th 2011 7:16pm

Sunday Ride, October 30th.

Destination: Townley Park

Meeting Place: Somerset Bridge.

PLEASE NOTE THAT, AS THIS IS THE FIRST RIDE OF THE WINTER PROGRAMME, IT WILL START AT 10A.M.

Leader: John Radford.

Distance: Approx. 60 miles.

Route: We will cycle to Hebden Bridge and, depending on weather and time, may stop for coffee at Ken's Cabin. Then we will continue on the main road to Todmorden and Burnley and then to Townley Park for lunch. The return will be by way of Blackstone Edge and The Long Causeway back to Hebden Bridge and then return to Huddersfield.

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News added: Monday October 10th 2011 6:54pm

FREE BOYS' BIKE

There is a free boys' mountain bike going from Russell Clark. It is basically sound, although may need new tyres. Contact him at clark-clan@hotmail.com.

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News added: Monday October 3rd 2011 8:24pm

Hi everyone,

The rides list is published on the site and has been double checked, so it should be right. The latest version of Headset (available from the About Us page) also contains the complete runs list.

Tim

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News added: Monday October 3rd 2011 7:33pm

Ride to Selby on Sunday 16th October 2011

This is a fairly easy (flatish) ride on mostly quiet roads. It leaves Somerset Bridge at 9am following the Greenway to Dewsbury. The stop for elevenses is at Fairburn Ings with lunch at Selby, returning to Huddersfield.

About 80 miles in total.

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News added: Friday September 30th 2011 6:54am

SUNDAY RIDE OCTOBER 2ND

Destination: The Royal Armouries, Leeds

Starts: 9 a.m. at Somerset Bridge. 10 a.m. at Horbury Bridge (Connie's Diner). Leave at 10.30. to give time for refreshments.

Route Description: From Horbury Bridge to Wakefield via the Cycle Track. Then onto Doncaster and soon down to the canal basin. From there we follow Sustrans route 67 to Methley. Here we join the Aire & Calder Navigation, riding for 7.5 miles on the towpath to Leeds Armouries.

Depending on time and weather we will spend some time here, then returning by the same route with a couple of variations.

 Distance: 60 miles from Somerset bridge.

 Suitable for: tourers, hybrids, MTBs. Not for narrow wheeled racing bikes.

 Note: the Armouries will be busy so we do recommend carrying food and drink with you.

Leader : Ken Roberts

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News added: Monday September 19th 2011 12:18pm

 York Hostel Weekend 9-11 March 20012

I have reserved the following accommodation for Friday and Saturday nights:

5 x twin bedded rooms

1 x four bedded room

The cost will be £63 per person for those wanting to share twin bedded room and £58 per person for those willing to share with 3 others.

A full buffet breakfast is included on Saturday and Sunday.

For those riding out on Friday, I suggest we meet at Somerset Bridge at 10 am. Places will be allocated on a “first come, first served” basis. Cheques payable to P. Ralph by 1st January 2012 please.

For more information contact Peter on 01924 520801 or peteralph2001@fsmail.net




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News added: Wednesday September 14th 2011 5:26pm

FIRST AID COURSE......Following on from our recent training course, we are running a basic first aid course on methods for dealing with cycling accidents.

This course is free to members and will take place on Tuesday October 18th. at The Royal public house, Kirkburton, between 10 a.m. and 12. There is a  cafe next door and I will book a table when I know the exact numbers.

 If you would like to take part in the course then please let me know asap. We can take 10 people maximum.

Ken Roberts 01484 604157

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Sunday 11th Sept.

Roughlee run. Quite a longish ride with some climbs, advised to take a packed lunch as Clarion Cabin only does tea coffee and Kitkat Mars bars type stuff.

Route will be Ainley Top, Sowerby Bridge, Todmorden, Burnley, Barrowford, Roughlee and back over Long Causeway if road is open.

IF it is too windy we will either terminate at Hebden Bridge or Townley Park Burnley it should be more sheltered in the valley.

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Sunday 18th Sept.

Freewheel and 30 mile ride from Meltham. This is quite a hilly ride, it would be round here, the route brings in Helme, Honley, Farnley Tyas, Kirkburton, brunch/11zis at Dearne Lea Tea Rooms Shelley 14miles.

Freewheel is at Shelley then on to High Flatts, Ingbirchworth, Jackson Bridge, Scholes,Holmfirth and Wilshaw to finish.17miles 31miles total. Dependant on time Morrisons cafe may be open at finish.

Route sheets available but a lead ride, we need to travel as a group for the freewheel competition.

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News added: Monday August 22nd 2011 2:34pm

Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur

Sunday 21st August sees the start of the the Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur. Three riders from our club are taking part in the best known long distance Audax type event which is run every four years. You can actually follow the riders progress as they check in through the controls en-route by going to the this website.
http://www.paris-brest-paris.org/pbp2011/index2.php?lang=en&cat=randonnee&page=suivi_participants

You will need to enter the riders frame numbers below.

Brian Childs 5657

John Radford 5119

Ian Sutcliffe 5725

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News added: Monday August 22nd 2011 6:29am

CLUB RIDE ON SUNDAY AUGUST 28TH. TO GLOSSOP

 Meeting at New Mill at 9a.m. we will ride up to Wintersett Reservoir for a cup of tea at the caravan by the reservoir. We will then continue to Dunford Bridge and then climb up to the Trans Pennine Trail. After the descent to Salters' Bridge we pick up the Longendale Trail on the far side of the Woodhead Tunnel and continue on this scenic track to Hadfield. We then have a choice for lunch as we can descend to the cafe in Glossop or stay on the Trail to eat our sandwiches.

 The return route will be a reverse of the outward route, although some may prefer to climb Holme Moss and finish via Holmfirth.

 The leader is Ken Roberts and the distance about 35 miles from New Mill.

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News added: Tuesday August 9th 2011 9:36pm

Sunday 14th August 


Hilly (but scenic!) 80 miles in 11 hours 




Please note that this ride leaves Dewsbury Minster at 8 (EIGHT) am and NOT at 9am as advertised in the CTC magazine.

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News added: Friday August 5th 2011 6:15am

Sun August 7th     Picnic Ride

Leaving Somerset Bridge at soon after 9am, we will make our way to Langsett for elevenses. From there we will travel via Midhopestones and Bolsterstone to Low Bradfield where we will have our picnic lunch. If time permits, we will have a quick cuppa at Langsett before wending our weary way homewards. Tired but contented!

Please provide your own picnic!

All welcome.

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News added: Friday August 5th 2011 6:14am

Saturday August 6th      Easy Riders

Come and join us for a gentle pootle up the Spen Valley Greenway to Bowling Park, on the outskirts of Bradford.

Refreshments will be provided, at a small charge, by Eunice and her team of helpers, at Bowling Park.

We will leave Crow Nest Park (by the cafe and museum) shortly after 10 am.

For anyone new, or returning, to cycling this is an ideal, easy paced ride. Children, accompanied by a responsible adult, welcome. We aim to be back in Dewsbury at around 3pm.

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News added: Friday July 29th 2011 10:40pm

Sunday July 31st Lotherton Hall

A 53 (ish) mile ride from Huddersfield and back.  A group will meet us at Babes in the Wood pub just outside Dewsbury [Woodkirk ?] about 10.15.

Route then goes through Methley to Castleford Bus Station - coffee - then on to Fairburn and Lumby. 

We will return via Sherburn Ledston to Castleford then back via Dewsbury to Huddersfield. Good cafe / facilities at Lotherton Hall.

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News added: Friday July 15th 2011 7:00am

THANKS FROM ADRIAN

Many thanks for the get well soon card received from fellow ctc members, Everyone here says the picture on the front looks just like me.

I was fortunate to be riding with friends who took care of things when I had the accident, but sorry that it wasn't much of a day out for anyone.

Phone calls from well wishers have been appreciated, a number of folk have made their views on head protection gear very clear, and I'm thinking I won't dare show up to a ride without a helmet in the future.

Adrian Midgley 

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News added: Tuesday July 12th 2011 3:59pm

ADRIAN VISIT – Tues 12 Jul

I saw Adrian at his house this morning and he was able to make me a cup of tea with his relatively good arm. He remembers nothing of the accident, but was aware of waking up in hospital when he knew he had been leading a ride.

Adrian is cheerful in spite of his injuries and is looking forward to cycling again when he gets his pot off.

Andrew Ireland

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News added: Monday July 11th 2011 7:21pm

Sunday 17th July club run

Following Adrian's accident and with John doing a 600k, there will be no leader for the ride on Sunday. Whoever goes to the start will have to do their own route.

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News added: Monday July 11th 2011 5:48pm

ADRIAN LATEST – 18:30 Mon 11 July

 

Adrian is on his way home from the hospital. He will need another X-ray on his arm within 2 weeks to see if it is setting OK but thus far he has avoided pinning and plating. I shall be visiting him tomorrow and will have a discussion on the pros and cons of cycling helmets!

Andrew Ireland

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News added: Sunday July 10th 2011 5:17pm

ADRIAN UPDATE – 18:00 Sun 10 July.

I have just spoken with Adrian’s wife, Judith, who is at the hospital. Adrian is still in A&E and has had 27 stitches to his head and is about to get his arm set in plaster. A head scan shows no serious injury beyond the cuts. Adrian’s main concern, according to Judith, is that he spoilt the ride for the rest of us! She thinks he may be allowed home tomorrow.

Andrew Ireland.

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News added: Sunday July 10th 2011 2:00pm

ADRIAN MIDGLEY ACCIDENT – Sunday 10 July 2011

 

Adrian is in Bradford Royal Infirmary following an accident at Denhome today.

 

He has a clean break to his left arm and needs stitches to two cuts to his head. He also has some gravel rash.

 

His head injuries are less severe than we at the scene feared, and he is now talking lucidly (for Adrian!)

 

He hit a pothole and was then struck by a large white van as he fell off, the van stopped briefly up the road then drove off.

 

Sarah Jackson (a nurse) who was cycling with the group gave immediate first aid and was an absolute star, caring for Adrian until the ambulance arrived.

 

I will post further news on Adrian as appropriate. Meanwhile we wish him a speedy and full recovery.  Andrew Ireland.

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News added: Friday July 8th 2011 8:29pm

Ride to Hebden nr. Grassington 10th July




This ride ride will be a little longer than the normal ride at about 85 miles but takes in some wonderful country .It should be a grand day out so lets hope the conditions are favourable and tell your loved ones you won't be back until later than normal.




The destination is the Old school tearoom at Hebden.


The plan is to ride out on a fairly direct route but to use a quieter route on the return when traffic tends to be worse.




Outward Route

Brighouse, Denholme, Keighley, Skiption, Rylstone, Cracoe, Threshfield, Grassington, Hebden,




Return Route

Hartington, Appletreewick, Cavendish Pavillion, Beamsley, Otley, Guiseley, Esholt, Bradford, then either Bailiff Bridge or the cycle track depending on preferences and time. 




I've roughed out the route here.

 http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=218247796103161058923.0004a792e1ec8620573b7




Adrian Midgley

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News added: Wednesday July 6th 2011 9:33pm

Some general news:

  1. JERSEYS ORDER: I am now close to finalising the Club Jersey order. This includes orders for gilets, club tops and winter jerseys. There will not be another order going in for some time, so if you are considering buying one of ordering one for Christmas please contact  Ken Roberts within the next fortnight.
  2. SHOES: Peter Higham has a pair of cycling shoes suitable for Look pedals to pass on. They are size 10 and again he is willing to accept a donation to the Club. Tel: 07508542993.


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News added: Wednesday July 6th 2011 9:31pm

Club run to Townley Park, Sunday 17th July 2011


Note: this run will now be led by Adrian Midgley instead of John Radford.

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News added: Wednesday June 29th 2011 11:06pm

Hostel Weekend 15/16/17 July

For those wishing to cycle to Sherwood Forest hostel, on Friday 15th July, may I suggest that we meet for coffee at Woolley Edge Services (northbound side) at 11am.

The route will probably be Notton, Hooton Pagnell, Sprotbrough, Maltby, Dinnington, Worksop and then on to Edwinstowe (hostel).

For those not riding out, the hostel opens at 5pm. We are booked in , as a group, under the banner of Huddersfield CTC.  Altogether, there should be 14 of us staying the weekend.

I have not booked any of us in for an evening meal. If you feel that you would like an hostel evening meal then please let me know by next weekend, at the latest.

It promises to be a good weekend!

Peter Ralph

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News added: Thursday June 16th 2011 10:16am

Sunday 19 June 2011 - 09:00 at Somerset Bridge for a road ride to Hollingworth Lake led by Andrew Ireland.  The route will be via Blackley to Sowerby Bridge for a morning tea stop. We then will climb through Sowerby and Hubberton Green to Blackstone Edge before descending to Hollingworth Lake.  Our return route will be over Summit to Todomorden then back along the Calder Valley.

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News added: Friday June 3rd 2011 9:03am

EASY RIDE - SATURDAY 4 JUNE - WINDMILL CAFE:  The ride starts from Gynn Lane, Honley at 10:00. Our route is via New Mill, Scholes, Snittlegate and Victoria. After lunch we return past Lane Head and Snowgate Head before descending to New Mill and along to Honley. There are some hills to climb but the pace will be steady.

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News added: Wednesday June 1st 2011 6:24am

SUNDAY, JUNE 5TH...... CLUB RIDE TO HATHERSAGE...Leaving Somerset bridge at 9 a.m. Then making for a coffee stop at Langsett before riding over the Strines to Hathersage for lunch at the Pool cafe. The return will be up onto Bamford Moor before rejoining the Strines Road, hpoefully for a final cuppa at Langsett. The leader is Peter Ralph

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News added: Monday May 23rd 2011 9:39pm

Club run to Wentworth Sunday May 29th

The route to Wentworth will be via Honley, Tinker's monument, Millhouse (elevenses), Penistone, Thurgoland, Pilley, Tankersley (short section of track), Harley.

We will return by retracing as far as Hermit Hill and then heading northwards through Silkstone Common to Cannon Hall (afternoon tea).

From here we will make our way homewards independently. All welcome.

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News added: Friday May 6th 2011 9:33pm

CLIVE PARKER'S TALK.

Clive is visiting us again on Friday May 20th. at 7 p.m. at the Galpharm Stadium.

He is talikng about cycling in Australia and New Zealand, and, if the previous talk is anything to go by, it will be an excellent evening.

Tickets cost £5 for mthe talk and the buffet. Please let Ken know if you would like to come.

RIDE TO ASKERN

Pete Ralph is down to lead this ride on May 15th. Unfortunately, he is unable to be present.

Would anyone else who is going and would be prepared to lead please let me know. Otherwise, it will be a self led ride i.e. led by someone who volunteers on the day.

Thanks,

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CLUB JERSEYS.

There was a lot of interest in the club gilets on Sunday's ride, and I took a few orders.

To place an order I need 14 garments to make their run worthwhile, so please let me know soon if you are interested.

Road Jerseys......cost between £35 and £39.

Gilets...cost £35.

I was asked about ordering individual jerseys, but with the new catalogue, Endura don't supply this facility.

If you want to check on sizing please go to www.enduraequipe.com

Note: We have in stock: 1 medium road jersey with short sleeves and a short zip for £31.50 and 1 XL road jersey with short sleeves and a full zip for £31.50.

Please contact Ken Roberts if you are interested.

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News added: Monday May 2nd 2011 7:37pm

CLUB SUNDAY RIDE. MAY 8TH.

This is the annual ride to meet other Yorkshire cyclists to attend the annual Cyclists' Memorial Service at Coxwold Parish Church.

The ride starts at Tadcaster Public Car Park (adjacent to the bridge over the River Wharfe in the centre) at 9 a.m. We will then ride North to Wighill and Cattal before crossing the River Ure at Aldwark Bridge and continuing via Thorpe Underwood to Easingwold where we will stop for refreshments. From there it is about 7 miles to Coxwold via Oulston.

Excellent refreshments are provided both before and after the service at Coxwold Village Hall. We make a slight variation for the return route but end up at Easingwold again, and then back to Tadcaster.

The total distance is abour 55 miles on quiet lanes in a very picturesque part of North Yorkshire.

The ride will be lead by Ken Roberts who, at the moment, has a spare space for bike and rider in his car.

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News added: Friday April 22nd 2011 9:07pm

HeadSet Spring 2011

The latest issue of HeadSet is now available on the site for download. See the About Us page or use this direct link.

Enjoy

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News added: Tuesday April 19th 2011 10:37pm

Sunday 24/04/2011

The proposed route is as follows:- Holmefirth, Holme Moss with refreshments at Glossup.

Then through Charlesworth, Broadbottom, and Mottram in Longdendale to Stalybridge then on to Uppermill with a stop there. Finally back to Huddersfield via Marsden and Slaithwaite.

This is a hilly ride of about 50 miles.

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SUNDAY APRIL 10TH.....CLUB RIDE TO ADDINGHAM

This is our annual ride to meet other CTC members from Halifax,Pontefract,etc. for lunch in the Village Hall at Addingham.

Please note that we leave Somerset Bridge at 8a.m. travelling straight to Bradford and then onto Otley for a coffee stop. We then take the lovely back road to Ilkley and then Addingham.

The return will be to Bradford and then back via the Spen Valley Greenway. I have asked Eunice to have teas and coffee for us at Bowling Park.

The leader is Ken Roberts, and the distance a little over 60 miles from Town.

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News added: Sunday April 3rd 2011 4:38pm

Summer Rides Programme 2011

**NEW** Updated 15/04/2011

Quite a few mistakes were made on the Events page (sorry) so please take some time to review it again.

Please note the following start times and locations:

1. Tuesday Evening Rides start at 7pm prompt from the locations specified.

2. Sunday Rides are back to a 9am start and are from Somerset Bridge unless otherwise stated. However some rides do have a different start time as specified.

3. Easy Riders continue to start at 10am from the location specified.

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News added: Friday April 1st 2011 8:02am

CTC Tourist Competition Results


Huddersfield and District CTC put up a great performance in the CTC National Tourist Competition last season coming in second to Chester & North Wales, had our team done 7 more rides we may have won. The points of our 6 riders totalled 578 against Chester's 676, West Yorks finished with 479 points. Our top performers were Brian Childs, Derrek Fisher and Tony Jagger who all finished joint 12th overall, Ian Sutcliffe finished 23rd, Pete Ralph 26th and Martin Charlesworth 29th, Chris Crookes finished 36th and was the only other Huddersfield rider to finish in the top 50.

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The Hostel weekend (July 15 - 17) to Sherwood Forest has proven to be very popular.

The twelve available places went quicker than tickets for a Take That concert! Anyone wishing to join us will need to make their own accommodation arrangements. You do not need to be a YHA member, just mention when contacting them that you are part of the Huddersfield CTC group.

The contact details for the Hostel are:

Tel: 0845 371 9139

Email: sherwood@yha.org.uk

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News added: Sunday March 27th 2011 8:43pm

EXAMINER CHARITY CHALLENGE.

Huddersfield and District CTC have operated the cycling activities which support this Challenge, which this year is on Sunday May 22nd.

We could really do with a couple of extra helpers on the day to put out signs and generally keep an eye on the riders. Obviously this is a very worthwhile activity and it does help to raise the Club's profile locally.

If you can help please let either John Radford or Ken Roberts know.

Thanks,

Ken.

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News added: Sunday March 27th 2011 8:39pm

New pictures in the gallery!

Five club members recently undertook a 2 day Ride Management and Support Training Course to ensure the club lead safer rides for new and regular riders, these were Adrian Midgley, Ken Roberts, Robin Stevens, Andrew Ireland and John Radford.

This knowledge was invaluable when the club coached Huddersfield Town supporters who were training for their ride to Brighton to raise money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance in a few weeks time.

The first picture is at the start of the first ride from the Galpharm, the second is Katie Collinson of Yorkshire Air Ambulance elated at completing the 77 mile second ride and the third, Club members and riders at the start of the second ride, John Radford is showing one of the confirmation documents confirming passes on the training course.

The pictures are in the Gallery - use the link at the side or bottom of the page to go and take a look.

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News added: Friday March 25th 2011 7:21am

Peter Gets the Award

Local members will be very pleased to learn that the efforts of one of our hardest working volunteers have been rewarded. Peter Ralph has been awarded a Highly Commended Certificate for his work with our group. Many of you will know him as Chief Caterer at our social events at the Galpharm and will also be aware of his work in running our annual Events Programme as well as putting on many Sunday rides as well as YHA holidays. We were delighted to hear of this award and hope that Pete will accept our congratulations for the recognition of all that he does so unselfishly for us.

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News added: Monday March 21st 2011 7:55pm

Sunday 27th March 2011 - Wintersett on tracks

Leaving Aspley at 9:00am prompt, our journey to Wintersett will be via Long Tongue Scrog Lane, Whitley, Horbury Bridge (a chance for a brief coffee stop and to rendezvous with our friends from the Wakefield area), Pugneys, Newmillerdam, Old Royston, and on to Angler's Country Park (the Heronry) for lunch. We will return via Walton and Wakefield.

The weather forecast for this week sounds quite promising, which means that the tracks used should be fairly dry and firm, in which case a bike with sturdy tyres will suffice. In the event of bad weather, a road alternative will be available.

Please ring 01924 520801 on Saturday night, if in any doubt.

All welcome.

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SUNDAY MARCH 13TH. RIDE TO OAKWELL HALL.

DEPART: SOMERSET BRIDGE AT 10 A.M.

ROUTE: To Houses Hill, Overthorpe and Dewsbury where we pick up the start of the Calder Valley Greenway following it right through to Cleckheaton, thence to Oakwell Hall, where there will be time to look around the hall (small admission charge.) After lunch we proceed to Drub and Oakenshaw before rejoining the Greenway above Cleckheaton and retracing.

This is a pretty easy ride with few hills and plenty of greenway riding. Suitable for all types of bikes.

DISTANCE: approx. 35 miles.

LEADER: Ken Roberts.

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CLUB RIDE SUNDAY MARCH 6TH.

DESTINATION: National Mining Museum at Overton near Wakefield.

DEPARTURE: Leave Somerset Bridge, Huddersfield, at 10 a.m.

ROUTE: To Holmfirth and then up onto the tops above the Holme Valley. To the Victoria pub and then above the Sovereign. To Upper and Lower Cumberworth then Skelmanthorpe, Emley and Flockton from where we descend to Overton and lunch at the Mining Museum. Afterwards, a short return to Briestfield and Grange Moor where the ride will officially end.

DIFFICULTY: Medium. This is not a long ride but there are 2 steep pulls, viz. out of Holmfirth and out of Skelmanthorpe. A reasonable level of fitness required.

LEADER: Ken Roberts.

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Butty's Brid Trip May 7th

Butty's is a basic ride this year, no Scout Hut, a car park start and post your card after the ride to me, if you want more information please ring John Radford 01484 851480. On the line entries must be agreed at least 2 weeks prior to the ride.

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Club Run Sunday 27th February

The club run this week is to Bowling Park, Bradford. We will leave Aspley at 10 am and make our way to Bradford via Mirfield, Hartshead and Scholes. We will return using the Spen Valley and Calder Valley Greenways.

This ride would be suitable for novices and the less fit - although some climbing is involved. Refreshments will be provided at our destination.

All welcome.

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Hostel Weekend 15/16 July 2011

This summer's hostel weekend will be to Nottinghamshire. We will be spending 2 nights at Sherwood Forest Youth Hostel (tights optional!).

We will ride/drive out on Friday meeting at the hostel in the early evening. A ride will be organised for the Saturday (again this is optional), and we will return home on the Sunday.

Cost will be £48 for 2 nights Bed and Breakfast. Membership of YHA is not necessary, as we have Group Membership. I have provisionally booked 12 places BUT as I anticipate this weekend to prove popular, I will need to have DEFINITE numbers by March 20th at the latest.

Anyone enquiring after this date may be disappointed.  I will also need the monies by this date.

Cheques payable to: Peter Ralph, 51 Edge Avenue, Thornhill, Dewsbury WF12 0EL, Tel: 01924 52080 Email:

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Prize Presentation Friday February 18th

Copies of Brian Robinson's autobiographical book "PIONEER" will be available, signed by the great man himself, at this Friday's Prize Presentation evening.

Cost for this hardback best-seller will be £17.95.

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Summer 2011 Hostelling Tour

Please find below the download link for the details of this years hostelling tour which will take place in September.

ALL PLACES FILLED.

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Club run Sunday February 20th

We will be leaving Somerset Bridge (Aspley) at 10 am prompt to cycle to Wentworth, via New Mill, Penistone, Thurgoland, Pilley, Tankersley, (passing the ruins of 16th century Tankersley Hall, which featured in the 1969 Ken Loach film, Kes) and Harley.

I have reserved some tables at the "Cadeaux d'Amour" Tea Rooms for a light lunch. We will return by retracing as far as Hermit Hill and then turning North to Silkstone and Cawthorne.

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News added: Friday February 4th 2011 10:43pm

PRIZE PRESENTATION.

This takes place at the Galpharm Stadium on Friday, February 18th. at 7p.m. We are lucky to have Brian Robinson to present the prizes.

The presentation will be followed by a film about Mirfield's Cycling Heritage.

There will then be a buffet and a raffle. All this for £5. Please let me know if you would like to attend so that we know what our numbers are for the catering.

Ken Roberts.

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News added: Sunday January 30th 2011 7:47pm

Help us help someone...

While its a little quiet on here, I would like to take the opportunity to draw you to some messages posted on our qChat pages by Bob Leonard regarding a cycling medal which was found in his village some time ago. The medal is for Colne Valley CC, Team Winners of the 1939 Staveley CC Open 25.

If you could check out the qChat pages (in the General topic) the posts added by Bob on the 5th of November last year have some more information.

Any help in finding the owner and re-uniting them with their medals, would be appreciated.

You can email any of the CTC Committe or use the qChat pages to get in touch.

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Club run Sunday January 23rd 2011

We will leave Aspley at 10am bound for Crofton. We will use the Calder Valley Greenway as far as Mirfield and then make our way to Horbury Bridge, where we will pick up the cycle route that takes us to the east of Wakefield. Crossing the river we travel via Walton and Crofton village to our destination (Red Beck cafe).

We will retrace as far as Walton and then return to Huddersfield via Newmillerdam and West Bretton.

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UPDATE 03/01/2010 - THIS BIKE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!

One of our members has a Dawes Scorpio road bike that they no longer use and is looking at giving it away at no cost to a good home. It is in good condition and has been well looked after. It has a Shimano Exage group set with the Biopace “elliptical” chainwheel. The frame is suitable for a 6’ tall person.

Photos:


Please contact Tim Kay or Ken Roberts (see the contacts page for email addresses) if you are interested and we will pass on your details.

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News added: Sunday December 19th 2010 5:57pm

Boxing Day Ride to Tnnel End, Marsden

Just to clarify this ride starts from usual place (Sumerset Bridge) at 10am weather permitting. Alternatively you can meet at the Tunnel End Pub, Marsden at 12 noon for a pint or two.

Ho Ho Ho!

Happy Christmas to all

 

 

 

 

 

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Meet Andrew at Somerset Bridge, 10:00 Sunday 19 Dec for a short ride to the Riverhead Tap pub at Marsden.  We will stop for at Andrew and Kate's house on the way, for Mulled Wine & Mince Pies, etc.  There are cafes in Marsden for those who want to supplement a "liquid lunch"

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ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

Please remember that, in the event of adverse weather, riders should phone the Ride Leader at least half an hour before the event is due to start.

If the event is called off well before the event (i.e. in the event of prolonged poor conditions), (s)he will endeavour to post a cancellation notice on this website.

The Leader has no responsibility to attend the start if conditions would make it dangerous for him/her.

Riders who do turn up may appoint a new leader for the ride and may decide to follow a new and safe route.

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News added: Tuesday November 30th 2010 9:01pm

DATE CHANGE. LAST OF THE CHRISTMAS PUD.

There has been a clash of dates over the popular Christmas Pud ride.

This will now take place on SUNDAY, JANUARY 9TH. at 9a.m. from Thorne near Doncaster.

This means that the ride to LANGSETT will now take place on SUNDAY, JANUARY 16TH.

Please see the Audax website for Christmas Pud entries or see John Radford.

The Events page has been updated with this change.

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News added: Friday November 26th 2010 9:37pm

CTC TRAINING FOR RIDES LEADERS

We have been offered the opportunity to receive some cycle training from CTC. This is to make our rides leaders more aware of the best ways in which to lead rides and to receive some accreditation for this.

 I am sure that it will reinforce the good practice adopted by our current leaders but it is free and, so far, four Club members are interested.

I presume that cycle trainers would come over here and would give us advice, prob ably over a couple of days.

Please let me know if you are interested.

Thanks

Ken Roberts.

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News added: Thursday November 25th 2010 9:00pm

CLUB RIDE. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH.

The ride is to Uppermill, leaving Somerset Bridge at 10a.m. prompt.

The route is via Honley, Netherthong, Meltham, Marsden, Standedge and Diggle, returning via Delph, Denshaw and Buckstones.

The distance is approximately 45 miles, and we should be back by 4p.m. but lights are recommended.

PLEASE NOTE.....ADVERSE WEATHER WARNING. The forecast for Sunday is not good, and we may substitute a low-level route if appropriate. If the weather is icey or slippery the ride will be cancelled.

To check, please phone 01484 604157 before 9.30 on Sunday, otherwise : 07724156417.

The leader is Ken Roberts.

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SUNDAY RIDE TO LOTHERTON HALL. SUNDAY NOVEMBER 21ST.

This ride will go from Somerset Bridge (10a.m.) via Horbury Bridge, Wakefield and Garforth. The distance is approx. 45 miles. We hope to be back at approx. 3.30p.m. but please bring lights.

Leader: Joe Naylor.

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CTC Membership

Just a quick reminder, for all CTC Membership queries and issues, please refer to the CTC National Office web site (ctc.org.uk) or ring the membership department 08447368451.

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News added: Tuesday November 9th 2010 11:03pm

RIDE ON SUNDAY NOVEMBER 14TH.

This is a ride of medium difficulty with a number of sharp hills, but mainly on rural roads.

The destination is Elsecar and we will ride straight there, having lunch at the cafe in the industrial heritage complex. In our calendar it states that there will be some off-road riding. However, I have recently checked the tracks I intended to use and they are extremely wet, and that is before this week's forecast rain. So, we shall be staying mainly on road, with the off-road section being mainly tarmaced. Consequently, road bikes will be fine.

Leaving Somerset Bridge at 10a.m. prompt we shall climb Castle Hill and proceed to Farnley Tyas, Thurstonland, Fulstone and Snowgate Head. We shall climb towards the Windmills at Ingbirchworth and descend to Penistone. From here we shall follow the tarmaced section of the Trans Pennine Trail to Thurgoland, then Hermit Hill, Pilley, Birdwell and Elsecar.

The return will be the straightforward route via Stainborough Castle and Hood Green to Silkstone and Cawthorne Park (possibly for a final cup of tea) before we split up to find our own routes back.

Distance: approx. 40 miles. Return time: approx. 3p.m. at Cawthorne. Lights should be brought.

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On the Trail of Genghis Khan

On Friday 12th November at 7 pm prompt Andrea & Dave Robinson will be giving an illustrated talk about cycling in Mongolia at the Galpharm Stadium, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. The cost is £5 on the door, including buffet supper. There will also be a raffle, so if you have anything to contribute to the raffle please bring along to raise funds for the club.

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: This will be held at the Galpharm Stadium on Sunday, November 7th. starting at 1p.m. All current CTC members are invited to attend.

RIDE BEFORE THE AGM: Denise will lead a ride from Somerset Bridge (10a.m.) to Shelley Ice Cream Parlour/cafe and thence to the Galpharm Stadium.

EASY RIDE.SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH: Meet at Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury for an easy ride up the Spen Valley Greenway to the cafe in Bowling Park, Bradford and return. This is a flat ride on a tarmaced surface, taken at a leisurely pace and is especially suitable for beginners. Pretty well any type of cycle will be suitable. Denise Evans will lead the ride.

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NEWCASTLE TO INVERNESS – VIA THE HEBRIDES

HELEN’S SPRING TOUR – 2009 (get out your road maps)

Let the adventure begin! It’s May Day Bank Holiday 2009 and I’m on my way to join a group of about 20 Bolsover Wheelers and friends. A train journey to Newcastle and a detour down to the River Tyne for a jaunt over the “winking eye” bridge and cycle tracks to Heddon on the Wall. Then I’m alongside Hadrian’s Wall before heading up the North Tyne Valley to Bellingham.

The Youth Hostel (YH) is now a comfy barn conversion on a farm in “town centre”. Organiser Tony Adams had permission from Army personnel for us to cross their Artillery Ranges; it’s the lambing season and therefore no shooting in progress! So next day we’re off to Rocester and across the Ranges following the Roman Dere Street. We dived down Upper Coquetdale, skirted round the Cheviot Hills to Wooler and finally climbed-up to Mount Hooley Bunkhouse at the head of the College Valley.

Kirk Yetholm YH, our next destination, was just round the corner but we cycled there via Holy Island like you do, a lovely day’s ride. Next morning our journey continued in two groups to Byrness YH. I was nominally in charge of the shorter route, we made our leisurely way on minor roads to Jedburgh, Hawick, Bonchester Bridge, and finally the A68 at Carter Bar. The others had a bit of an epic but you’ll have to ask them about that.

Most folk headed home next day, but seven of us cycled across Southern Scotland in mainly wet and windy weather, with overnight stops at Moffat and New Lanark YH. It was ever onwards through a string of Ayrshire towns to Ardrossan and the Calmac ferry to Arran. Aldersyde Bunkhouse at Lamlash was our next accommodation.

A fine day followed, I just tootled round to Whiting Bay and Lagg before following Siddery Water into the hills to cross the moors back to base. Naturally others had done the heroic thing by cycling right round the island. Then we were down to four as the three others had come to the end of their holiday. Our next objective was the ferry at Lochranza; trouble was there was a mountain in the way and horrendous weather. So bad were the conditions that having battled our way there, we had to wait as the ferry could not sail. Finally we were on the road across Kintyre from Claonaig to Kennacraig, 3 hours late and missing our planned ferry to Port Askaig, Islay. Nothing to do but wait for the last ferry of the day. So, with the moon rising and dusk upon us, we arrived at the magic Port Charlotte YH near the south of the island, you must stay there.

After spending a day exploring the island (including the local distillery – well, we had to take refuge in a sudden squall), an early start next day, and we were on our way to Port Ellen and the ferry back to Kennacraig. There was an emotional parting of the ways at Lochgilphead, many thanks for their company, to my buddies who had to return home.

In sunny weather I continued solo to Oban, taking B & B en route at the impressive family seat of the Findlay-Macdougalls. Having arranged to meet Gentian Mountaineering Club friend Julie 4 days later, I took the opportunity of the now brilliant weather to hop over to Mull. After cycling up to Tobermory YH for an overnight I then returned to Oban YH to chill-out (and post stuff home).

Yipee, Julie has arrived by train from London and we’re off, courtesy of Calmac, to Barra. The deep purple evening light outlined the Cuillin, first of Rum then Skye, wonderful. It was dark by the time we rolled off the ferry for two nights at the Dunard Hostel at Castlebay.

Our first expedition was over the causeway to Vatersay with it’s amazing beaches. Then it was back to cycle round Barra, stopping-off at the only beach-based airport in the world to have scheduled flights. Next day we caught the ferry to Eriskay, and actually saw a corncrake on arrival (you hear them almost everywhere), then pushed on over the causeway to South Uist and the Gatliffe Trust (GT) Hostel at Howmore. You can’t book these hostels so it’s best to get there early.

Our next overnight was a B & B on North Uist at the delightful home of one Flora Macdonald. No ferries today as there are causeways with their road signs to watch out for otters crossing – we just took the detour round Benbecula. The weather remained fine, the scenery stunning and the birdlife abundant. On we continued via Balranald RSPB reserve to our next GT hostel on Berneray with it’s superb location overlooking turquoise-blue seas.

Another ferry trip and we were in Leverburgh, Isle of Harris, and an excellent hostel with a nautical theme. We had time to explore the local landmarks such as Rodel and St Clements church. As the weather had deteriorated next day, we were advised against taking the so-called Golden Road up the east side of the island, so that’s for another time. Instead we pedalled up the west side to our B & B near Tarbet. That evening our hosts took us to a slide show with historian Bill Lawton where their daughter and friend were providing musical interludes by singing Gaelic songs, lovely.

There are mountains on North Harris; we cycled over them and across the border to the Isle of Lewis in foul weather, but minus panniers. Our host had kindly offered to take them on his way to Stornaway, and leave them at a remote petrol station where we were to branch left for Callanish, our overnight stopping place. We had accepted. The famous stone circles are amazing, also, next day, the Carloway Broch which we visited on our way to the GT hostel at Garenin. This specially preserved Blackhouse Village contains traditionally thatched single storey buildings, one being the hostel.

The rain struck again and we were on our way to Lower Barvas, B & B with another Mrs Macdonald. Fortunately the evening cleared and we were able to explore the local beaches. By the way, the islands visible all along this coast to the west are not St Kilda, but the Flannen Islands, where three lighthouse keepers mysteriously disappeared in 1900.

Next day brought gales and driving rain, we had planned to cycle up to the Butt of Lewis, so that’s what we did, but left our gear with Mrs Macdonald. The cliffs up there at Ness are stunning and even more dramatic in the stormy weather. Having collected our panniers, our final leg was over the moors to the Laxdale Bunkhouse, Stornaway.

As a final flourish to the tour, our ferry crossing to the mainland was delayed as the doors to the hold were not closing properly. Julie had to catch the “Bike Bus” from Ullapool to Inverness and get back to work. Finally the ferry was fixed and fortunately the Bike Bus waited as none of it’s passengers had forward journeys. Many thanks to Julie for her company, it was a great trip.

That’s not the end though as in 5 days time I was scheduled to meet-up with the Gentian Club for a week’s mountaineering in Assynt. So, after 2 nights at Ullapool YH (and more parcels posted home) I pedalled round to Achiniver YH, a remote hostel looking out to the Summer Isles. Again, a rainy day gave way to a lovely evening. Then, in more rain, it was on to Lochinver and Achmelvich YH for 2 nights, another stunning location close to a silver beach.

Hurray, today the weather is brilliant, ideal for one of the best circuits in Scotland. I’d learnt that there is a memorial to the WW2 mini-submarine mariners near the Kylescu Bridge; they had trained in the sea lochs there. Some of the submarines had been built at Thomas Broadbent’s in Huddersfield and I’d met the chief engineer in his late life. The circuit is superb; I followed it anti-clockwise via Skaig Bridge, past Quinag to Kylescu and back round the extremely hilly coast route taking-in Drumbeg and Stoer. A sensational day.

The next day was to Inchnadamph Independent Hostel for an excellent week among the mountains. Then, leaving the Gentian Club and cycling back to Ullapool it was the Bike Bus to Inverness YH, and finally the train journey back to Huddersfield. And so ends a memorable tour.

Footnotes:

1. We visited many excellent cafes en route, I can provide information on this and where we bought food/ate out on the Hebrides to anyone interested. The best ham sandwich was at the Lagg Inn on Arran.

2. The Gatliffe Trust Hostels no longer operate the honesty box system. A local resident acts as warden and turns-up each evening to complete the register, collect overnight fees and dole out sheet sleeping bags if needed.

3. Calmac Ferries are addictive; their Island Hopscotch deals are really good value.




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News added: Tuesday September 28th 2010 6:46pm

SUNDAY RIDES, OCTOBER 3RD.

SEASON OF MIST AND MELLOW FRUITFULNESS...This 100K ride goes from Hebden Bridge and is organised by Halifax CTC. Please contact Chris Crossland Tel: 01422 832853 to register.

CLUB RIDE TO WINTERSETT......We shall be leaving Somerset Bridge at 9a.m. and riding to Horbury Bridge (10a.m.) from where Denise Evans will lead a (wet and muddy!) off-road ride going via Pugney's, Newmillerdam and the Barnsley Canal.

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Easy ride - 10:00 Saturday 2 October

Join Andrew at Gynn Lane, Honley for a leisurely paced ride to the Windmill Cafe on Royd Edge Moor. The route involves some hills, climbing out of the Holme valley via Scholes to the top of Snittlegate. We then stick to the high ground, past Victoria and the wind turbines to reach the cafe. Our return takes in a viewing point before going to Lane Head, Snowgate Head and down to new Mill.

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News added: Tuesday September 21st 2010 1:57pm

Pedal to Paris

Well it's all over now, Greenwich Park to the Arc de Triomphe, 284 miles in 4 days with just over 22 hours in the saddle! A huge thank you to all who have sponsored me on this year's Pedal to Paris for the Royal British Legion.
 
The ride itself was absolutely wonderful, albeit tiring with an average of 70 plus miles a day, all at a good pace, with overnight stops at Calais, Abbeville and Beauvais. The weather just couldn't have been better, almost to order, sunny, in the low to mid 20's, with very little wind and beautiful rolling scenery throughout. With motor cycle outriders seeing us all the way down through France the only stops were at pre arranged watering holes and feeding points. Traffic Lights, what Traffic Lights?  Big memory of 'It's a Beautiful Day' by U2 blaring out from the PA on one of the bikes on a regular basis - only because it was! A tremendous reception too by the French people as we made our way through their towns and villages.
 
Our arrival in Paris on the afternoon of the 4th day was without doubt the main highlight of the ride. Following a pretty hilly morning session, 276 riders and large amounts of adrenalin hit Paris as a peleton stretching out hundreds of yards with our motor cycle guardians closing off all junctions and roundabouts as we rolled through the Northwest suburbs, past Longchamp race course, through the Bois de Boulogne along the Avenue De La Grande Armee where for 2 whole minutes I WAS Mark Cavendish, and finally to the Arc itself, where, following a very welcome cold beer, the 4 days climaxed with a formal and very moving Anglo-French wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of The Unknown Warrior.  
 
The fun bits apart, the serious purpose of the ride was to raise £500,000 for the Afghan generation of veterans, with all the money raised going towards the running costs of 4 Personnel Recovery Centres, based in garrison towns throughout the country, and the capital and running costs of the Battle Back Challenge Centre, due to open in Summer 2012. The Recovery Centres are designed to prepare wounded personnel for a return to either active duty or civilian life, whilst the Battle Back Centre will offer a wide range of sporting and outdoor activities to those more seriously injured, with a view to their rehabilitation and confidence building. All your donations will go to this, the costs of the ride itself being personally met by the participating cyclists.
 
Once again, many thanks to those who have sponsored me. You can be assured that it is money well spent. From my own observations since it helped son Sean and as a SSAFA Forces Help case worker I've personally come to see what a superb organisation the Legion is.  Due to the generosity of many, not least those members of Huddersfield CTC who sponsored me I personally raised in excess of £1000. 

If you search 'Youtube Pedal to Paris Headlights 2010' you can see a short video clip of the 4 days which gives a real feel for the event. It might even inspire some of you to do the ride yourselves. It's something you'd never forget.
 
Thank you all for your donations. Your support added much needed strength to my legs - it was definitely a major incentive having so many people behind me.
 
Dave Power

 

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News added: Wednesday September 15th 2010 1:16pm

 

Well Done Ken, Keep it up Boris !!



Pete Crossley and Son spend a couple of days in London. Cycling!