CTC Suffolk and Coronavirus - 13-Jun-2020
Following advice from Cycling UK HQ, our normal programme of rides and activities is currently suspended. However, we are now trying to organise rides, in smaller, geographically local areas. We are in the process of appointing local area co-ordinators, who will be using social-media channels to organise rides for small (6 or less) groups in their area. If you are interested in taking part in these activities, please email either our Thursday rides and/or Sunday rides coordinators using the links below. They will be able to put you in touch with people who are organising appropriate rides in your area.
Thursday Rides - firstname.lastname@example.org (Richard)
Sunday Rides - email@example.com (Derek)
About Us (normally)
We are based in Ipswich and organise regular club rides on Sundays and Thursdays starting in the Ipswich/Woodbridge area. These are 'tourist' rides, covering all of Suffolk, that travel at a modest pace, usually stopping for elevenses, lunch and (in the summer) afternoon tea. Most of our rides are on surfaced roads, with occasional off-road routes on bridle paths. We also arrange several cycling events each year, including official 'Audax' events.
We run short tours in the UK, staying at hostels or small hotels. Recent tours have visited Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and mid Wales. For those who want to cycle abroad, CTC Cycling Holidays operate overseas tours each year, and our members have supported many of these. Additionally, informal groups of local members have also arranged numerous European tours. CTCsuffolk is keen to ensure that cyclists' rights are upheld, and we have a voluntary Rights Officer who represents our views in regular discussions with the local councils.
We cycle throughout the year, and during the winter we have additional indoor meetings in Ipswich. A variety of speakers are invited, with subjects ranging from epic cycle tours to local history.
We publish a lively quarterly magazine, the 'Winged Wheel', which includes full details of all our rides and activities and a varied selection of articles.
We ride every Thursday and Sunday throughout the year.
Checkout our rides lists, and meet up with us at the start or a coffee or lunch stop.