350 members of the Cyclists’ Touring Club (CTC) gathered at Wyboston Lakes Resort, Bedfordshire, for a week-long event to celebrate the club’s 141st birthday.
350 members of the Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC) gathered at Wyboston Lakes Resort, Bedfordshire, for a week-long event to celebrate the club's 141st birthday.
The CTC Birthday Rides provided a packed programme, all day every day, of daily cycling routes, visits to Bletchley Park and the Imperial War Museum at Duxford near Cambridge, informative talks, live music performances, quiz nights and film screenings.
Opening the event, Gordon Thorpe, Mayor of St Neots (pictured right), said “I’m delighted to welcome the CTC event to St Neots and pleased to see so many keen cyclists.”
CTC, also known as Cycling UK, works at a national and local level to lobby for cyclists’ needs and wants. The club provides services to members and organises local activities for those interested in cycling as well as cycling holidays. Originally focused on amateur road cycling, Cycling UK now includes everyday transport, commuting and many forms of recreational cycling.
Steve Jones, Managing Director of Wyboston Lakes Resort commented, “It’s a great honour to have been chosen by the CTC as host venue for the Birthday Rides.”
Paul Tuohy, Chief Executive of Cycling UK (pictured left) said, “In addition to being able to accommodate such a vast number of members and their guests, Wyboston Lakes Resort’s superb facilities and location made it the ideal choice to hold this year’s birthday celebrations. The surrounding areas offer fantastic cycle routes.”
Jim Maynard, CTC Event Organiser added, “Wyboston Lakes is one, if not the best venue we’ve had for this event.”