Sociable leisure rides for enthusiastic cyclists
To celebrate the 1st anniversary of Corallian CC this is a test run of what is hoped will become a new audax event from 2018.
A modest 100km ride exploring the Corallian outcrop and escarpment. Refreshment stop TBD.
Second Sunday – A morning ride starting from Wantage. The ride will be Blue or Red grade and may include a refreshment stop en route or at the end of the ride. Expect to be back around 13:00.
Red ride out to Shilton - red because even though it's a pretty flat route, we'll need to ride above blue pace to cover the distance before lunch.
Coffee stop at Bampton Garden Centre.
Nominations for Officer posts to be emailed to email@example.com before 25th September. (NB officers need to be British Cycling members).
Motions to amend the club Constitution to be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before 2nd October.
Questions and Suggestions to be mailed to email@example.com before 7th October.
1. Welcome from Chairman - John Talbot
2. Chairman's Report - John Talbot
3. Treasurers Report - Richard Preece.
4. Secretary's Report - Chris Walters.
5. Ride Secretary's Report - Chris Walters
6. Webmasters Report - John Talbot
7. Election of Officers - Chris Walters
8. Motions - Chris Walters
9. Q&A and Suggestions - John Talbot
a. Questions / Suggestions addressed to the Officers
b. Questions addressed to the Members
10. Close and adjourn to The Fox, Denchworth.
Third Sunday – An all-day ride starting away from Wantage, so you'll need to either ride or drive out to the start point. The ride will be Blue or Red grade and include lunch and maybe other refreshment stops. The ride should finish by 17:00 (or 30 minutes before sunset during winter months).
An interesting away day ride starting in Gloucester. We cycle through the Forest of Dean, along the Wye Valley, over the Severn Bridge and back along the Severn Valley.
The ride starts at the Castlemeads Car Park on the outskirts of Gloucester (£2 all day) see map link for location. We have a short ride along the A48 before we hit the quieter roads across the Forest of Dean to our first refreshment stop in Coleford.
We join the Wye Valley soon afterwards and follow the river past Tintern Abbey to Chepstow where we will have lunch. This is an iconic section to ride.
After lunch we have the thrilling ride across the Severn Bridge (bring your head for heights!) before turning back towards Gloucester across the flatlands of the Severn Valley. Another comfort/refreshment stop is programmed in at Frampton on Severn before returning to the start.
All of the climbing occurs before Chepstow with two climbs in the Forest of Dean (each about 2km long at an average gradient of 5%) and one at the southern end of the Wye Valley. After lunch the ride is pretty much completely flat so although the ride is 125km it comes in overall under 1x hilly.
There are two short sections of towpath alongside the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal but the surface is good and suitable for all bikes.
Please let me know if you are planning to ride so I can expect you at the start.
Fourth Sunday – A morning ride starting from Wantage especially aimed at welcoming new riders to the club. The ride will be Blue grade and may include a refreshment stop en route or at the end of the ride. Expect to be back around 12:00.5:56 pm