A day to remember: East Yorkshire CTC celebrates 90 years

90 years young - East Yorks CTC set off on their birthday ride
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A day to remember: East Yorkshire CTC celebrates 90 years

Happy Birthday to them! Nearly 80 riders left the Hessle Rugby Club in three groups to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of East Yorks CTC earlier this month.

Formerly known as Hull and East Riding District Association of the Cyclists' Touring Club, East Yorks CTC is one of 230 local CTC groups throughout the UK whose activities any member can take part in. It holds social events, youth hostel and camping trips and various competitions and medal schemes throughout the year. 

It is concerned with all aspects of on-road cycle use, and its main activity is organised cycle rides, which usually take place on a Sunday. It also campaigns on behalf of cyclists to the local authorities and Highways Agency regarding cycle facilities and road safety.

Cycling with a group is one of the most enjoyable ways of seeing your area and getting healthy exercise. "

East Yorks CTC

Cycling with a group is one of the most enjoyable ways of seeing your area and getting healthy exercise. Anyone is invited to take part without obligation and, hopefully, will find it sufficiently rewarding to take up membership of CTC.

Membership benefits include free third party insurance, legal claims advice, touring information and technical guidance.

Faces old and new joined in the celebrations of East Yorkshire CTC's anniversary year

All rides went over the Humber Bridge into Lincolnshire. Sixteen people rode the 90-mile route, 17 the 90 km (c.56 miles) but the most popular was the 35-mile easy pace - 46 riders completed this route.

 

All riders came back to an enormous buffet and tombola. There was also memorabilia and photos to share and the chance to just sit back and reminisce with the many members and friends that came for the reunion.  

Thanks to all that turned out to make it a memorable day, gave tombola prizes, did some baking and helped on the day. After the ride, event organiser Sheila Sampson was delighted to be presented with flowers and a new saddlebag as thanks for all her hard work in organising the rides.

CTC Councillor for Yorkshire and the Humber Martyn Bolt joins event organiser Sheila Sampson from East Yorkshire CTC to mark the group's special year. 

Here's to many more years of cycling in the future!

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