Posts by Richard Morris

Cycling chat

Fri, 13 September, 2013

It has been an eventful summer, starting with the May Bank Holiday Weekend in south Somerset which was enjoyed by a group of 12, and finishing with another successful Pot Luck Supper in Grove, hosted by Steve and Lorna Swanton. Along the way CTC Oxfordshire organised An all-comers century ride, ostensibly as a dry run for the Tri-vets, but more likely just an excuse for a long ride (we like… Read More »

Cycling Chat

Mon, 1 July, 2013

As I write this in mid-May, we have at last had some lovely days for our weekend riding. I recently joined a Wantage off-road ride and we were surprised to see how well the trails were drying after the winter’s onslaught. We were also delighted to have favourable weather for the bank holiday weekend near Yeovil in south Somerset. Having booked our accommodation in March, we 5 campers were cautiously… Read More »

Rides and Events, May-July 2013

Mon, 13 May, 2013

We have three cycling events coming up soon. The first is the Century Ride on Sunday, 19th May. All comers are welcome to participate in this 100 mile course which follows the same route as the Tri-Vets ride on Sunday, 9th June (for those aged 50 or over).  Then on 29th and 30th June we will have the Oxfordshire Boundary Ride – more information on that will follow soon. Then… Read More »

Cycling Chat

Sun, 10 March, 2013

A few days ago was the warmest day of the year, when the temperature reached 17ºC – in Aberystwyth of all places! So, as we begin to forget the rides cancelled due to icy roads, we can look forward to the cycling pleasures coming up soon. Some of you will not have come across the CTC Triennial Veterans’ Century Ride. This is for the over-50s and the idea is ride… Read More »

Cyclists press for safer roundabout

Sat, 20 October, 2012

CTC Oxford City Secretary, James Dawton, has been in the news. The Oxford Mail reports that, according to campaigners, plans for a £2m revamp at an Oxford traffic blackspot provide an ideal opportunity to improve the site for cyclists. The Oxford Mail revealed in October that council bosses were considering big changes to the Kennington roundabout where Abingdon Road joins the southern bypass. Early plans included creating a hamburger-style roundabout, similar to… Read More »