Sunday, 28 February 2010

CTC Birthday rides

CTC Birthday Rides: Join CTC Cornwall for a week of rides and social events 10/02/2010

The annual Birthday Rides are an established part of CTC’s rich history. First held in 1970, when CTC decided to run a week-long cycling holiday as a build up to the CTC Centenary in 1978, the formula now sees CTC member groups invite guests to camp or lodge with them for a week, and share their favourite rides, scenery and tea stops. The event is based at a fixed centre with the venue moving around the country each year.

In 2010, the Birthday Rides will be based on the south coast of Cornwall, near Falmouth. Between Thursday 19th and Wednesday 25th August, CTC Cornwall invite you to share:

-A choice of four road rides per day to suit all ages and abilities – from rides for familes of 10 to 20 milers, to rides for the more experienced cyclist from 60 to 80 miles. Rides are self-led, so you can choose when to leave and who to ride with, and route sheets for each ride – including tea stops – are provided;

-An option of half-board or self-catering accommodation in 3 star en-suite flats at the Combined Universities of Cornwall (near Falmouth) with laundry, bike store, shop and sports facilities; or camping nearby at Penryn Rugby Club with hard standing for motor homes;

-A full social programme including an optional boat trip on the River Fal and coach trip to the Eden Project; evening entertainment including film screenings, hog roast and ceilidh, and the annual Birthday Tea taking place at Pendennis Castle.

In conjunction with the Birthday Rides, ‘A Taste of Kernow’ 200, 100 and family 50km Audax rides will be taking place on Sunday 22 August.

For further information, please visit An early bird discount applies to bookings made before 10 April 2010.

Notes for editors:

CTC - the UK’s national cyclists' organisation, with 70,000 members and affiliates in 250 clubs across the UK, is the oldest and largest cycling body in the UK, established in 1878. We provide a comprehensive range of services, advice, events, and protection for our members and work to promote cycling by raising public and political awareness of its health, social and environmental benefits. For more information see

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