CTC Exeter

Cycling UK Member Group

CTC Exeter

Contact details

Ian Grundberg
Our activities 
Leisure/Touring rides
About us 

We organise a variety of group cycling activities in and around Exeter, including Sunday Day Rides and the Thursday Bike Bus.  

New riders are always very welcome. All we ask is that if you enjoy your riding with us, you join Cycling UK after three rides.

Information about the group rides 

Sunday Rides

Sunday Rides form the ‘core’ of our local riding. These rides start from designated points shown on the "Rides Calendar" section.  

'A' rides are longer and faster rides (usually 35 to 60 miles long often with repeated climbing and steep hills)

'B' rides are shorter and slower rides (usually 25 to 40 miles over a day, with some hills and a relaxed pace)

We usually ride to a nominated elevenses stop, carry a picnic lunch, and often return about 4pm.

Please book in advance via the "Sunday Rides Calendar" section on this page. Please book by Saturday midday as bookings after this time may not be accepted

 

 

Thursday Bike Bus

The Bike Bus starts from either Exeter Quay or West Hill and rides to a local cafe for morning coffee.

Start times are staggered, with a maximum group size of eight which aids group management and limits the frustration caused to drivers.

The Bike Bus runs at an easy pace and aims that no one is ever left behind, however, when booking please note that the earlier groups are steadier than the last group.

Booking is essential via the "Thursday Bike Bus Calendar" section on this page.

 

Additional Activities
CTC Exeter, and members, also organise informal events, and take part in mountain biking, weekend trips, audaxes, and competitions.

 

There is usually a Tuesday Micro Bike Bus©. These are weekly rides from Exeter, typically 60-100 miles long, which often meet up with other local cycling clubs for coffee.

The Micro Bike Bus© 'driver' leads a planned route to a coffee venue and thence to a lunch destination.

There is also a 'spin-off' Tuesday group known as the NanoBus©, this peloton rides shorter distances and at a more relaxed pace than the Micro Bike Bus©.

There is no advanced published programme for either of these groups, the routes are decided a few days beforehand and publicised via separate WhatsApp groups.

If you would like to be included in either or both groups please contact us.