Bury Section of the Cyclists’ Touring Club
PHOTO OF THE MONTH: Stan at the Forth Bridge after completing the Coasts & Castles ride.
CLUB LEAFLET: Click here for a six page leaflet in pdf format.
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* Charlie Westlake & Walter Pilkington Sportives Record turnout (136 riders), record money collected (£805). Full report here
* Terry and Mike to ride the 1400km London-Edinburgh-London Audax. Go to the 'LEL 2013' page.
* TOUR DE FRANCE IN YORKSHIRE: I've set up a 'Tour de France 2014' page because I am so excited (see menu at left).
* Bury Tandem Club's big ride from M/cr Velodrome to London Velodrome Aug 2012. Watch on YouTube here
* Interested in a Novices and Ladies Short Duration Ride? click here
* Mystery of last year SOLVED. Old Bury CTC trophy identified Click here
* Our friends at Bury Clarion Cycling Club invite you to view their website www.buryclarion.org
* Wanted from members - runs reports, and please send in your latest cycling related photos for selection for use as the Photo of the Month.
Bury CTC is an Informal Group belonging to Manchester & District CTC (formerly Manchester DA) - part of the national Cyclists' Touring Club which encompasses six Groups or Sections around Greater Manchester and beyond including neighbours Bolton and Rochdale.
Bury is situated about 9 miles (14.5 km) north of Manchester city centre. Great cycling can be had in areas within easy reach, such as the Ribble Valley, Forest of Bowland, the Lancashire Plain, Fylde, Calder Valley, South Pennines, and the lanes of Cheshire.
Our main activity is a regular programme of Sunday bike rides covering a distance of between 40 and 100 miles depending on the season and destination. We have two groups ‘A’ and ‘B’. ‘A’ group rides are for the fitter rider, ‘B’ group rides are at an easier pace. If you are a relative beginner, ‘B’ group rides are recommended.
Experience has shown us that it is best that you don't join one of our club runs until you have completed a ride of at least 30 miles beforehand. Once you have attained this level of fitness you will get much more pleasure out of group riding. You do not have to join the CTC to take part in your first four rides. Only after this do you need to become a member. Click here for how to join.
SUNDAY BIKE RIDES
We have riders out on a Sunday both male and female and of all age groups. However like most cycling clubs we particularly want to attract more younger cyclists. Whatever your age, if you enjoy cycling, have already ridden 30 miles, and want to meet with other like-minded people, you are welcome to join us on any club run.
Every quarter we publish our list of forthcoming rides. Click here to see the Runs List.
Also throughout the year we hold a various programme of activities to promote cycling. These include camping, youth hostel weekends, cycling holidays and invitation rides – the annual Charlie Westlake / Walter Pilkington Open Invitation 'Sportive' Bike Rides held in March.
Go to the Charlie Westlake Rides page for full details of this event.
To find out more about the late Bury cycling legend Charlie Westlake, click here.
CAFES AND TEAROOMS
As all our rides involve cafe stops we have included a list of cafes and tearooms visited. Click the link top left to see them. Please inform us of any updates, changes or additions.
Every quarter we hold our Club meeting at The Trackside Pub, Bury where the runs list is planned and any issues raised over the past months are discussed. Everybody is welcome to attend, please come along. Click here for the date and venue of our next meeting and to view minutes of past meetings and to view the Secretary's reports.
To view photographs of Bury CTC, past and present, click on 'Club Life Photos' and 'Photo Gallery' in the menu at top left.
To view a short film promoting the joys of cycling with Bury CTC click the link below.
To read something about the history of Bury Section click here.
Click here to view the links page that connects you to relevant websites.
For more details on Bury Section’s activities please contact John Butterworth, our Publicity Officer, by clicking here or by telephone 07963 701799.
MANCHESTER & DISTRICT CTC WEBSITE
For details of all Manchester & District CTC activities visit the website click here.
A winter Bury CTC Sunday club run about to start from the Rock.