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CTC North Yorkshire Facebook Group

This from Andrew Richardson:

CTC North Yorkshire now have a Facebook group. Facebook users can find the group by searching for “CTC North Yorkshire “ or by using this link

Details and reports of events (Audax and standard rides and other events) will be added to the page regularly.

Please join the group, and support the events.


For Sale: e-Bike Conversion Kit

Bionx E – Bike System D250 DV – Super Sport

Disc Brake and Rim Brake compatible. BIKE NOT INCLUDED IN SALE
Long Range – 135km. This is maximum range dependant on User Level assist.
Proportional Asst – 4 Levels that work seamlessly with you offering a natural feeling ride. (1-4)
Regenerative Braking – 4 levels. If you use this going downhill this will help regenerate some power back into the battery.
Torque 50 N/M
System weight – 7.8kg
Wheel size 700c , tyre width 40mm.

This system is fitted to my wife’s bike, a Giant Revolt 1 gravel bike. It has been fitted to the bike for 2 years now and it is no longer required. It was fitted to help get my wife over a knee injury, and now that has helped her rehabilitate and cycle on a non e-bike it is now no longer required.  This is a brilliant piece of equipment and has really helped her.  It is easy to fit as the rear wheel has the motor built in already, and has heavyweight spokes fitted.

It is supplied with everything you require to get up and going –

  • Rear wheel with lightweight motor (tyre and cassette not included)

  • Large capacity Li-ion/48v/11.6 Ah/555wh battery.

  • Control console

  • Remote throttle – changes your level of assistance or regeneration while keeping you hands on the bars.

You will see how everything is fitted from the pictures below.
User manual included.
Any questions please ask.

Cash on Collection from YO41 Stamford Bridge.



Bradley Wiggins at York Barbican

If you’re feeling fairly flush*, on 15th November there is the opportunity to spend “An Evening with Bradley Wiggins” at York Barbican. See link for details.

* By the time the unavoidable booking fee is added to the ticket price the total will be very nearly enough to pay for not one, but two, Wednesday Wheelers’ Christmas Lunches!

Cyclists are better drivers than non-cyclists

“Cycling trains you to be more alert to the dangers of road use and better able to anticipate hazards.  You’re more aware of how you fit into your surroundings, and you’ll ride, or drive, accordingly. Physical exercise [also] leads to improved mental agility, making cyclists more responsive drivers.”

I doubt that’s a surprise to many of us, but it’s good to have it confirmed…

Christmas Lunch – Burn Hall 12th December

The Wednesday Wheelers’ Christmas Lunch will again be at Burn Hall, Tollerton Road, Huby at 12.00 for 12.30.  The price for the three-course lunch is £20.  To attend, your payment and menu choices must reach Keith Benton by 30th November.  Keith should be at Exhibition Square for the start of forthcoming Wednesday rides, or you can send cheques payable to “York Wednesday Wheelers” to him at 127 Greenshaw Drive, Wigginton, York YO32 2DB.  For full details and a booking form, please see the document WW christmas menu 2018.  Menu choices are:

To Begin

Huby Winter Vegetable BROTH
Herb Dumplings and a Bread Roll & Butter

Chicken Liver PATE
Red Onion Marmalade and a Toasted Brioche

Classic PRAWN Cocktail
Brown Bread Fingers

Main Course

Traditional Roasted TURKEY
Pigs in Blankets, Roast Potatoes, Honey Roast Parsnips and a Cranberry Jus

Braised Shin of BEEF
Creamy Mashed Potato, Roasted Root Vegetables and a Red Wine Jus

Oven Baked COD Fillet wrapped in Pancetta
Crushed New Potatoes, green beans, pan jus & white wine cream sauce

Roast VEGETABLE Wellington (V)

To Finish

Christmas PUDDING
Rich Brandy Sauce

Mulled Wine Berries

Trio of Local ICE CREAM
Served simply with a wafer


Tea or Coffee and a mince pie

The Tockwith Service “A Celebration of Christmas”

I asked Keith about the Tockwith Service mentioned at the AGM yesterday. This was his reply.

Hi Andrew

The Tockwith Service is a  “A Celebration of Christmas”   – I am reluctant to call it carol service because most people think of a Christmas carol service as “Lessons & Carols” like the one from Cambridge.

Our service  is still obviously themed on Christmas and does have carols but there are  only a couple of readings and the other “lessons” are poems of varying degrees of humour.  We turn up in cycling gear and  applaud and laugh throughout the proceedings  (I think we are the highlight of the Tockwith Church’s year!)

Now 30 years, old the service has one person who has been to everyone and that is our own Peter Main.  Other WWs take part including Tom Beavers, Ann Benton, Nick Folkard, Nigel Emery & Bernard Turgoose and me plus anyone Tom ropes into the choir

Date is always the 2nd Sunday in December (9 Dec this year) and it starts off with  buffet lunch (provided by the under 5s mothers group) in the village hall, savory course before the service and desert course after the service.  Eating starts from about 11.45, the service starts at 12.45 sharp and lasts no more than 40 mins then its back to the hall for the trifle!!


Keith Benton

York Wednesday Wheelers Accounts in good health


Keith Benton gave a verbal report on the York Wednesday Wheelers Accounts at the AGM yesterday. Although the year showed a small deficit of £51.80, we have considerable reserves, that is a very healthy bank balance of over £1000.

Andrew Monk

Keith wondering if it will all add up – it did!KeithB