Fife and Kinross CTC part of Cycling UK
Fife and Kinross CTC part of Cycling UK
That's three quarters of the year gone already - where has it gone? We've already had quite a few Sunday rides and we've decided to keep these going over the Winter to see what interest there is, together with our regular Saturday and every other Wednesday rides. We've also organised a couple of Social Events for the Winter so please do check out the Runs List and come along. The more the merrier.
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In Fife and Kinross, due to the wide distribution of our members, there is no ‘HQ Meeting Place’ but we meet regularly throughout the year to enjoy cycling, not just in the local countryside, but also further afield depending on the enthusiasm of our members.
We also keep in touch electronically on our web site and our Facebook page at Fife and Kinross CTC, part of Cycling UK, sharing photographs, stories, routes, views and opinions.
How our runs are organised
We have a Covid Officer and name and contact details are to be provided at each ride. These details are retained for three weeks for Test and Trace purposes. Apart from that, we do also record your name so that we can see who is attending the rides so that they may win an award at the end of the year.
We use a system of Rendezvous runs and these take place on a Saturday and on every alternate Wednesday during the colder months then weekly from April to September. The Wednesday runs are Veterans' runs and are usually attended by retired members although all are welcome, even non members but we would eventually ask you to become a member of Cycling UK. Check out our Facebook page to see who intends to go and which route they are thinking of taking. We also have a few Sunday runs in the summer which are group runs, led by a rides leader, usually meeting in the morning at an easily accessible car park. This means we publish a Runs List (see below or to the right) which gives a meeting place and this could be in the open air, or in a café, pub, Community Hall or even in someone's home [once we have the Covid approval]. When these take place in someone's home the Host/Hostess will provide the tea or coffee and members will bring a packed lunch. Open air meets means providing ones own drink and sandwiches but tea is available in Community Halls and we charge £1 for tea and the rent of the Hall. All runs can also be group rides by communicating on Facebook who is intending to ride that day and where they would like to meet up, but this would not have a specific ride leader.
These meets are arranged all over Fife and Kinross and we try to vary these so that they involve different routes. The meeting time is usually 12.30 and for the Rendezvous Rides members make their way singly or by arrangement in small groups.
A list of our Rides for the first three month of 2023 have been compiled and I've attached them here and also as a file you can download:
Cycling UK CTC Fife and Kinross RUNS LIST 2023
Wed27th Fisher and Donaldsons café, Cupar
27th 27/9 - 4/10 Club holiday –Monreith, Port William, Dumfries and Galloway
Sat30th Pittencrieff Park Dunfermline, cafe
Sat 7th Lochore Meadows
Wed 11th Old Barn Coffee Shop, 38 Cupar Road, Auchtermuchty 07581 411597
Sat 14th Earn Coffee Shop, Gateside Home Farm, Bridge of Earn 01738813571
Sun 15th Group Ride, Wilkieston Military Museum, Kirknewton (Jim's route)
Fri 20th SOCIAL … Slide Show by George Berwick, Quiz, tea/coffee 7-9pm Falkland Hall. ALL WELCOME
Sat 21st Linda Body's house, Dunfermline (home visit, bring lunch)
Wed 25th The Aurrie Café, Lower Largo
Sat 28th White Chimneys, Pitscottie - (Cycling Scotland (CTC) Gathering, Dunblane)
Sat 4th Peppermill Bothy, Blairhall
Wed 8th Sands Café, Silversands Beach, Aberdour
Sat 11th John & Betty ing's house, Strathmiglo - (home visit, bring lunch)
Sun 12th Group Ride - route and meeting place tbc
Sat 18th Bishops Bridge Café, Ceres Museum, Ceres
Wed 22nd Milk Bar, Rumbling Bridge, Powmill
Sat 25th Nan & George Shepherd, Glkenrothes (home visit, bring lunch)
Fri 1st ***EVENING CEILIDH with Kyle Innes Band, Kingskettle Hall ***
Sat 2nd Bruce Arms, Limekilns
Wed 6th Tranquility Coffee House, Waverley Road, Kirkcaldy KY1 3NH
Sat 9th The Well Inn, Scotlandwell
Sun 10th Group Ride, route and meeting place tbc
Sat 16th Christmas Meet at Linda & David Gibson's house, Kinross
Wed 20th The Kiltmakers Coffee Shop, Ladybank
Sat 23rd Informal Ride, by agreement