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Various Audax type rides
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The national Space for Cycling campaign aims to create the conditions where anyone can cycle anywhere.
Cycle-friendly streets are the life-blood of safe, pleasant and healthy communities. They are good for everybody's quality of life, whether or not they chose to cycle.
Havering Member Group - Founded 1968
part of The Cyclists Touring Club, Essex MG (Member Group) 
 
Why not join us for a ride into the countryside this Sunday?
We usually meet in Upminster, Essex.  
WINTER START TIME Every Sunday Dec - Feb USUALLY 9.45 for 10am Start (See Ride List)

PLEASE BRING LIGHTS - We aim to get back before dark but sometimes lights maybe needed near end of ride and general safety in gloomy weather


The 14 of us at our ride to Tiptree Tea Rooms, Writtle. Nov 2014

We are a friendly bunch of cyclists that meet all year in Upminster. Some members often can't do whole ride and turn back at 11's - you can too if you want. Join us every week or once - it's up to you!! We are always keen to Welcome new people to our group.
  We don't ride that fast, we're out to enjoy the ride, it's a social ride not a race and all while riding through the green countryside  ... More information here

For further information please contact: Secretary: Please email if possible. ctchavering {at} gmail.com  (add in email symbol)

Where we Meet:  Usually Sunday Morning outside Roomes (Home & Fashion) Store, Station Rd, Upminster, Essex RM14 2SX - See Ride List.
There are Excellent Tube and Rail Links to Upminster from East London and Essex. Check trains before travel for engineering work.   See Find Us page

NEWS....

CTC Members Only - Semaine Federale France Trip
A member  in SEG (South East Group) .. Essex CTC is thinking of organising a trip to this cycle touring festival in france if you are interested please read through below and reply to Ron Snape at snape@cix.co.uk
If people were interested cheap group transport and accommodation could be organised.
2nd to 9th August 2015.
Could we have initial indications of interest, please?
Yes/No/Maybe

http://sf2015.ffct.org/
http://www.albi-tourisme.fr/fr/actualites/semaine-federale-internationale-
de-cyclotourisme.html
 
International Federal week touring
From 2 to 9 August 2015 Since 1927, the beginning of August, cyclists from around the world come together to discover the beauties and charms of a region of France. This event, colorful, take up residence in Albi in 2015.
This is the largest gathering of cyclists in Europe, where 15,000 participants are expected. These bikers will roll on dozens of circuits road or mountain bike and discover the Tarn. About 2,000 volunteers will be ready to welcome them to your family and enjoy this tourist exploring the area.
Albi is 50k northeast of Toulouse in Southern France.       Climate for Albi in August

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Help with Cycling Injuries & Problems in Upminster
A couple from a Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist's based in Upminster will be coming down to see us in early October  ... here's an article on common problems http://www.upminstersportsmassage.co.uk/articles

Met Police - Exchanging Places - Bike safety film
In the film, an experienced lorry driver and a regular cyclist exchange places and discuss their thoughts. It also offers guidance and clearly demonstrates correct cycling, driving and pedestrian behaviour to ensure
safer journeys and avoid collisions.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN7mJR64tvs

CTC launch iPhone 'Crash Kit' app

CTC, the national cycling charity, has launched an iPhone app to make it simpler to record vital details if you are involved in a cycling incident. Crashes rarely happen, but CTC's new kit is there for you, just in case.
https://www.ctc.org.uk/news/ctc-launch-iphone-crash-kit-app


The WINNER of The Essex CTC David Doo Photographic Competition 2013
Havering CTC Member Chan Kwan. Essex CTC Christmas Dinner December 2013