Posted on Saturday 19 January 2013 by Nick Bloom
Archive for the ‘Announcements’ Category
Posted on Monday 4 June 2012 by Richard Philpott
I generally make it a rule not to write here about changes to this website, but there are three recent developments that I think justify a brief post to bring them to our regular riders’ attention.
For some time now our rides and walks (including all last-minute updates) have been published to four public Google Calendars, but knowledge about them has only been been spread by word of mouth among a few tech-savvy regulars. The recent rapid rise in the use of smartphones has made the calendars useful to a much wider ranger of people, so I have finally written up detailed instructions on a new page on the website.
Posted on Monday 15 August 2011 by Roy Watson
My son, Bradly, whom some of you first met years ago when we used to do two-star rides with a child-back tandem, has decided to mark his transition to official adulthood this year by doing a solo long distance ride.
He’s going from London to Edinburgh over six days starting on 21st August. He’s solo, unsupported and carrying his kit. He’s also paying for it (though Mum and Dad are helping with some of the accommodation costs).
He thought he’d raise some money for a worthwhile cause along the way, so if you like to make a small contribution to Cancer Research UK you can do so at his donation website.
Posted on Sunday 11 April 2010 by Nick Bloom
Those of you who studiously read your copy of ‘Cycle’ should be aware that there is a motion of major importance at the CTC AGM, viz. the Charity Debate. Council is very keen that CTC should become a charity, in part to secure government funding for campaigning. But, if you carefully study the detail, this will not necessarily be in the interests of members and Member Groups (such as Central London). There has been long and tedious debate on the CTC forum, but now the two elected Councillors for London, Greg Price and Helen Vecht, have come out against the proposal. Their reasons are detailed at http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=35643
Whatever your decision, please do use your vote. If you no longer have the proxy form, it can be found at :
Posted on Tuesday 2 February 2010 by Nick Bloom
For the tifosi:
The inaugural showing of the Hackney Bicycle Film Society will be on Monday 8th February.
The main Film will be A Sunday in Hell the 1977 100min documentary directed by Jørgen Leth.
The film is a chronology of the 1976 Paris-Roubaix bicycle race from the perspective of participants, organizers and spectators. Paris-Roubaix is the most famous and usually the most dramatic of the spring classic cycle races. Much of the latter portion is over narrow, cobbled tracks that choke with dust on dry days and become slick and muddy in rain. For the riders it’s a challenge to keep going without puncturing or crashing. more »
Posted on Wednesday 16 December 2009 by Richard Philpott
Posted on Friday 8 May 2009 by Nick Bloom
Some of you may remember an earlier blog concerning an incident for one of our members regarding Network Rail Cards. Martin Hayman was threatened with a penalty fare or fine as he had not purchased his ticket in the same transaction as did the Network Card holders. It was purely due to an un unconnected incident on the train that the inspector abandoned this. The other riders present were surprised at this ruling, and at such a fine point being pursued. This matter was especially worrying, as this could potentially result in criminal conviction, which gives the person a criminal record. more »