CTC Cornwall provides a supporting framework for local riding groups.
There are currently two local riding groups providing regular rides – details below. These generally use quiet roads and avoid busy main roads whenever possible. All rides start and finish from the same place unless mentioned otherwise.
Visitors and new members always welcome.
Liskeard Ladies Cycle Group
Usually meet on the 1st Saturday of the month at 9am on The Parade. Coffee and cake ride for those ladies who are starting out, returning cyclists or just want to have some company. Rides 10 to 15 miles.
Contact Ann 07800 639104 or see Liskeard Ladies Cycle Group on Facebook
Rides between 40 to 60 miles depending on season. Meets Sundays once a fortnight at 9am on The Parade, Liskeard unless indicated otherwise. Contact David 07718483875 or see Liskeard Velo on Facebook
January & February 2016 rides for Liseard Velo
|General ride info||Morning Café stop||Leader|
|Bodmin and Lerryn|| Wetherspoon
|Kit Hill and Halton Quay|| Louis Cafe,
|Roche and Lostwithiel|| Costa,
|Lanhydrock and Fowey|| Lanhydrock
Liskeard Wednesday Pub Run: meet 6.30pm on The Parade. Short evening rides 10-15 miles with pub stop. Contact David 07718483875 or see Liskeard Velo on Facebook
Enjoying Our Rides Safely
Riding with a group is a safe way to enjoy our Cornish countryside . However in order to ensure the safety of the group and other road users, we ask our riders to follow a few extra rules when on our rides.
Before setting out
Ensure your bike is roadworthy. Bring spare inner tube, pump and tyre levers. You should also bring suitable clothing. A shell top can help keep you dry and warm. Lights are essential from October through to March.
- When on narrow roads please help to ensure the group is aware of traffic: “car up” means a car is waiting to pass the group from behind; “car down” that a car is approaching from the front. Please allow cars (and faster cyclists) to overtake whenever safe and reasonable to do so.
- Please signal potholes or other hazards to to other riders, and be aware of and act on the signals of others.
- When slowing down or stopping please make sure you call “stopping” or signal, to avoid cyclists behind running into you. Once stopped please stay off, or to the side of, the roadway, keeping the road clear for others. Avoid stopping where you may not easily be seen, such as just after a bend or junction.
- We should not wear headphones – to ride safely in a group you need to be able to hear what’s going on around you.
- To keep the group safe, please avoid riding ahead of the leader, unless invited to do so. If you do go ahead, please wait for the group at the next junction.
- Where the group turns into a side road or at a T-junction, please ensure the rider(s) behind you have seen you turn. If no rider is visible, please wait at the turn until he or she arrives.
- If possible we appoint a backstop who will keep at the back of the ride to ensure no-one is left behind. If you decide to leave the ride before the end point, please let the backstop and/or the leader know.
Finally, we need to remember we are all responsible for our own safety when riding with CTC Cornwall and should always follow the Highway Code.