There are Club rides every Sunday that are between 45 and 70 miles in length that make a morning coffee stop and a further stop for lunch. The longer rides are usually during the summer months and sometimes include a stop for tea in the afternoons. Club rides are usually at a gentle pace of between 10-12 mph and regroup frequently with at least one person at each junction to make sure those behind know where to go. For the current three month programme click here.
The Thursday Riders began as a group of friends who over the last decade or so have come to include many of the Lancaster and South Lakes CTC member. Now the Thursday Riders have become an Informal Group within Cycling UK, linked to Lancaster & South Lakes CTC. The average pace of the Thursday Riders group will vary according to who is riding but will not usually be more than 13 mph. Like the Club rides, the Thursday Riders are a sociable group who like to stop for coffee and lunch and always make sure everyone is part of the group. For the Thursday Riders current three month programme click here.
Both the Club Rides and the Thursday Rides are organised by Mike Codd. If you would like to join either ride for the first time, please get in contact with him. Mike is always looking for offers to lead rides for either group so let him know if you have a route you would like to lead.
Tuesday and other informal rides
There are other informal groups of CTC Lancaster & South Lakes members that ride together from time to time. The most regular is a Tuesday morning ride that meets at the Millennium Bridge (north side) on the first and last Tuesday of the month and at the Boot and Shoe on the other Tuesdays. People gather at 9.30am and, without a leader, agree a route (or two!) to ride to a coffee venue about ten or fifteen miles away. We usually go to the Bridge House Farm Tearooms in Wray on the first Tuesday and Bayview Garden Centre at Bolton-le-Sands on the last Tuesday - on other Tuesdays it could be The Barn at Scorton, Daisy Clough, Old Holly Farm or The Pudding House.