CTC Tayside

Welcome to the web page for CTC Tayside
CTC Tayside is a part of the CTC - the UK national cyclists' organisation.
Members are spread out over a large area comprising Angus, Dundee and Perthshire.
You are invited to take part in our events. 
 Events for CTC Tayside
Here is the new programme of rides.
The best way to be kept informed of rides and post ride information is to join the Facebook Page
To be included please contact Pat   harrow@macace.net
or David shawdgy@gmail.com

Saturday 29/03/2014
Forfar to Fettercairn
55 miles Moderate

Meet in Asda Car Park, Forfar
at 09:00 for 09:30 start
Leader: Ron Lawie
Lunch in Fettercairn

Saturday 05/04/2014

Meet at McDONALD’S CAMPERDOWN PARK at 08:30 for 09:00 start

Saturday 12 April 2014

CTC Tayside Family Cycle Ride

Perth to Almondbank
Ride from Perth, Bells Sports Centre to Almondbank
Route distance: 11 Miles
Cycle along a traffic free riverside path to Almondbank and back
Suitable for all cycling ages

 Meet 10.30 at Bell's Sports Centre, Perth. Finish approx. 1.00 pm
Families with
children who like a cycle challenge are invited to join us.
Enjoy the spring
sunshine and make some new cycling friends.
Bring a picnic lunch
for a well deserved rest at end.
For further details or to join the ride please contact us:
Email: balwhomie@live.com
Text Catherine:  07905169430
Leader Pat

Saturday 19/04/2014

Dundee to Drumore Loch
60 Miles Moderate
Meet at McDonalds Camperdown Dundee
at 08:30 for 09:00 start
Lunch at Peel Farm

Saturday 26/04/2014
Fife Tour via Burnturk
55 Miles Moderate
Meet Tay Road Bridge Café  at 09:00 for 09:30 start
Leader Nick White.
Lunch at The Ceres Inn

 Starting details are given as well as lunch stop venue so that you can treat the run as a rendez-vous ride if you are not cycling from the start. 
For further details 
contact David Shaw, shawdgy@gmail.com  01828 640840
or Alex Cochrane, eckyc@btinternet.com  01382 458301

  All welcome.
Any questions, eg joining somewhere on the way? Just ask.
David Shaw
Slioch Lodge, Kirkinch, Meigle, Blairgowrie, PH12 8SL
tel 01828640840
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Angus Cycling Club's Bothy 
Open morning (10am until 1pm approx) on the first Saturday of each month. Visitors welcome. Bring food, teas provided.
Contact Pat or Ron Harrow for details. 01575 574 082 harrow@macace.net
Angus Cycling Club's Runs
Rides from Lochside Leisure Centre, Forfar at 9am (10 am in winter) on Sundays
Pub runs on a Wednesday evening starting in Forfar. 
For programme see http://www.anguscc.org/    http://anguscyclingclub.blogspot.com/

Mid-week rides from Forfar
On Tuesdays and Fridays informal rides take place from the Outdoor Store, 97 East High Street, Forfar at 10am. The destination for light lunch is chosen on the day, usually depending on which way the wind is blowing! Format varies, sometimes people are out only for the morning. New faces are welcome.

FaceBook Page
Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/groups/171689719588497/ 
To be included please contact Pat   harrow@macace.net
or David shawdgy@gmail.com

Past Runs
Saturday 01/03/2014

09:00 for 09:30
Lunch at The Tavern, Ardler

Saturday 08/03/2014
North Fife 33 mile circular to Cupar
33  miles
Hilly in parts, but relaxed run at an easy pace
Meet at Cafe at South End of Tay Road Bridge at 09:30 for 10:00. 
Lunch stop in Cupar. TBA
Leader: David Shaw

Saturday 15/03/2014
Finavon via Glamis 
51 miles
Meet Sainsbury’s, Dundee at 09:00 for 09:30 start
Lunch at Finavon Hotel
Leader: Ron Lawie

A.COCHRANE. 9.30 FOR 10.00
Angus Lochs Tour. Fithie, Rescobie Balgavies
40 Miles
Sainsbury’s Dundee
Ron Lawie
09;30 for 10:00
Hamelt  Letham
25/01/2014 T.B.C.
9.00  FOR 9.30

15/02/2014  Monifieth  to Montrose
McDonald’s  / Dobbies Monifieth
Ron Lawie 09:30  for 10:00
Madison’s  Montrose.
TayRail Bridge Dundee to Glendoik Circular
34 miles
Mainly flat. Easy run.
Bridgeview Station Cafe, Riverside Drive, Dundee.
David  Shaw
09.30  for 10.00
Glendoik  Garden Centre coffee stop and back to Dundee by about 13.00
Saturday 7th September 2013
to Angus CC Bothy at Reekie Linn
Take packed lunch. Teas & coffees available.
Meet either at McDonald's Camperdown at 09:30 where Alex will lead the run to rendevous at about 10.10 
at the war Memorial, the crossroads in Newtyle.
From there David will lead via Newtyle for toilet stop and then round Bamff Hill to Reekie Linn. Return via Meigle.
Distance is 28 miles from Newtyle.

Saturday 14th September 2013
Perth to Little Glenshee
30 miles easy paced run on cycle tracks and minor roads.
Meet McDonald's, Dunkeld Road, Perth (beside Asda) at 09:30 for 10:00 depart 
Lunch at Bankfoot Visitor Centre
Leader: David Shaw

Saturday 21st September 2013
North Fife & Circuit of Loch Leven
75 / 80 miles with 2 ascents of Wicks o' Baiglie
Meet at 08:00 for 08:30 start at café at Fife end of Tay Road Bridge.
Morning coffee at Tiffin café in Newburgh.
Lunch in RSPB reserve at Loch Leven.
Afternoon stop at Culdee's in Abernethy.
Leader: Alex Cochrane

Saturday 28th September 2013
Sidlaws & Blairgowrie
38 easy paced run across the Sidlaws using minor roads.
Meet McDonalds, Kingsway Leisure Park, Dundee (beside ice rink)
at 09:30 for 10:00 start
Lunch at Dome Cafe, Leslie Street, Blairgowrie
Leader: David Shaw

Saturday 5th October 2013
Finavon Loop
48 miles
Generally suitable for all
Meet at 08:30 for 09:00 at Sainsbury's superstore cafe, Dundee
Lunch at Finavon Hotel
Afternoon stop in Hamelt tearoom, Letham
Leader: Ron Lawie

Saturday 12th October 2013
Over the Sidlaws  to Balkeerie for CTC Tayside AGM.
16 miles to Balkeerie. Return by own route and time.
Meet at Sainsbury's, café at 09:00 for 09:30 start
Meet at Balkeerie Hall (east of Newtyle)
Coffees at 11:30 with AGM at 12 noon.
Lunch for those who book beforehand with the Secretary.

Saturday 19th October 2013
 Friockheim Loop
45 Miles. Suitable for all
 Meet McDonald's Restaurant, Dobbie's Garden Centre, A92
08:30 for 09:00
Lunch in Friockheim area, TBC
Leader: Ron Lawie

Saturday 26th October 2013
Arbroath using coastal cycle route
38 miles at relaxed pace
Meet 09:30 for 10:00 at Cafe Caan, Exchange Street, Dundee
Lunch at Corn Exchange, Market Place, Arbroath
Leader: David Shaw

Saturday 2nd November 2013
North of Dundee Circuit
40 miles, few small hills at start
Suitable for beginners
Meet at 09:30 for 10:00 start
from McDonald's Restaurant, Camperdown, Dundee
 Lunch at Speckled Hen tearoom, Tealing
Leader: Alex Cochrane

Saturday 9th November 2013
Leisurely ride to St Andrews
35 miles, mostly flat apart from climb to Strathkinness and then swoop down to lunch at St Andrews Museum
Suitable for beginners
Meet either at 09:45 for 10:15 start
at Bridgeview station tearoom (south end of rail bridge)
Rendezvous at  Tay Bridge Car Park (north side of road bridge) at 10:35 
Leader: Pat Harrow
Saturday 16th November 2013
Perth to Balgedie, Fife

50 miles, tough with couple of steep climbs and rolling countryside
Meet 09:00 for 09:30 at Tesco's, beside Perth Prison.
Lunch at Loch Leven's  Larder
Leader: Ron Lawie

Saturday 30th November 2013
North Fife Circuit
Suitable for all.
45 miles
Meet at 09:00 for 09:30 at Bridgeview café at south end of Tay Road Bridge
Lunch stop TBC
Leader: Dave Robertson

Saturday 14 December 2013
Glamis, Letham, Guthrie
45 miles. Suitable for all
Meet at 09:00 for 09:30 start at 
McDonald's Restaurant, Dobbie's Garden Centre, A92
Lunch at Hamelt Tearoom, Letham
Leader: Ron Lawie

Saturday 20 October 2012    Arbroath via new coastal path Easthaven to Arbroath, approx 32 miles
Meet Sainsbury Car Park / Cafe, 1 Tom Johnson Road, Dundee
09:30 for 10:00  David Shaw
 Saturday 27 October 2012 Over the Sidlaws to Balkeerie for
CTC Tayside AGM
12 noon
Balkeerie, Eassie and Nevay Hall (west of Newtyle)
Refreshments from 11.30am.
Light lunch afterwards for those who book beforehand with Secretary.
Either meet at Sainsbury Car Park (as above) 09:00 for 09:30 Alex Cochrane or rendezvous at Balkeerie
 Saturday 10 November 2012 Back roads to Forfar, 40 miles
Lunch stop possibly Craft Shop, Letham (to be confirmed)
 Meet Sainsbury Car Park / cafe, 1 Tom Johnston Road, Dundee.  09:30 for 10:00
Saturday 24 November 2012
 Downfield, Rosemill, Auchterhouse, Tealing.Lunch stop at the Speckled Hen, Tealing    40 miles Meet McDonald's Kingsway Leisure Park Dundee    09:30 for 10:00    Alex Cochrane
 Saturday 15 December 2012 Carse of Gowrie  30 miles
Lunch stop at Horseshoe Cafe Inchture
Meet McDonald's Kingsway Leisure Park 09:30 for 10:00 Dundee    David Shaw
 Saturday 29 December 2012
Rendezvous Lunch & Chat at Kirkinch, 28 miles
Festive veggie soup, sandwiches, scones, mincemeat pies from 12.00, Slioch Lodge, Kirkinch, PH12 8SL
Meet McDonald's Kingsway Leisure Park
Dundee 09:30 for 10:00David Shaw
  Saturday 12 January 2013 Dundee - Meigle - Lintrathen - Dundee (40 miles)
Meet McDonald's, Camperdown Park 09:30 for 10:00 Lunch stop at Peel Farm
 Saturday 26 January 2013 Coastal route from Dundee to Arbroath (35 miles)
meet Café Caan, Exchange Street, Dundee 09:30 for 10:00
Lunch stop TBC Please bring photographic ID for docks Ron Lawie
 Saturday 09 February 2013
Angus Lochs: Forfar, Fithie, Rescobie and Balgavies (43 miles)
Meet Sainsbury's, Dundee 09:30 for 10:00
Coffee stop at Murton Nature Reserve and lunch at Hamelt Tearoom, Letham Ron Lawie

Saturday 02 March 2013
Dundee - Monifieth - Carnoustie - Arbilot - Carmyllie - Dundee (40 miles)
Meet Café Caan, Exchange Street, Dundee 09:00 for 09:30
Please bring photographic ID for docks Lunch stop at Cornkist, Carmyllie.
Saturday 16 March 2013
Dundee - Knapp - Campmuir - Ardler - Dundee (40 miles)
Meet McDonald's, Camperdown Park 09:00 for 09:30 Lunch stop at The Tavern, Ardler
Alex Cochrane
 Saturday 30 March 2013
Ferryden following the coastal route (45 miles)  (NB New start point)
 Meet McDonald's @ Dobbie's Garden Centre, Monifieth 09:00 for 09:30
Lunch stop at Madisons, Montrose
To view the route: CTC website. Click Cyclepedia, then routes, then insert Monifieth to Montrose Tayside
MCDONALD's restaurant MONIFIETH Farm ( beside DOBBIES Garden centre)  on the Dundee to Arbroath A92 Dual carriageway. Grid Ref NO 488 336 (OS Sheet 54)
  We will depart 09:30 prompt and Ron Lawie will be there for a coffee from about nine. The plan is to cycle the coastal cycle route NCN1 but depending on wind direction on the day, we will decide the best route to Montrose. Heading into the wind on the coastal path is not too much fun so we'll use it to our advantage.  Weather depending and at the group's discretion we could stop for a morning coffee then lunch at Madisons Montrose before heading back, afternoon tea can also be an option if the group so desire.  When the route was planned it was intended to lunch at the Lunan bay cafe but this does not open until April hence a slight change.
Saturday 06 April 2013
Dundee - Coupar Angus - Lethendy - Birnam - Dundee (55 miles) 
Meet McDonald's, Camperdown Park 08:30 for 09:00
Lunch stop at Birnam Arts Centre. 
Possible stop at Meikleour Hotel in afternoon
Alex Cochrane
  Saturday 20 April 2013
Brechin via Forfar (50 miles) Meet Sainsbury's, Dundee 08:30 for 09:00
Lunch stop at Brechin Castle Garden Centre. 
Possible coffee stops at Forfar am and Letham pm.
 Saturday 04 May 2013
Dundee - Eassie -Balintore - Lintrathen - Dundee (55 miles) 3 or 4 steep sections
Meet McDonalds, Camperdown Park (by ice rink) 08:30 for 09:00
Coffee at event in Eassie Hall. Lunch at Peel farm, Lintrathen Alex Cochrane

Saturday 11 May 2013 (morning run)
Carse of Gowrie (24 miles) Meet Bridgeview Station Cafe, Riverside Drive 08:30 for 09:00
Refreshment stop at Glendoick Garden Centre David Shaw 01828 640840
  Saturday 18 May 2013 Dundee to Lunan Bay via  arable Angus (50 miles)
A few slight inclines Meet Sainsbury's Dundee 08:30 for 09:00
Lunch at Lunan Bay Cafe Afternoon coffee (optional) Carnoustie Ron Lawie
 Saturday June 1st 2013
Dundee-Knapp-Rait-Scone-Rait-Knapp-Dundee (50 miles)
2 steep ascents of Rait Road from both sides Meet McDonalds, Camperdown (by ice rink)
08:30 for 09:00 Alex Cochrane Lunch stop at Touchdown Cafe at Scone aerodrome

Saturday June 8th 2013 (morning run)
Lundie,Auchterhouse,Tealing Rosemill (24 miles)
Easypaced run with a few hills around Auchterhouse.
Meet McDonalds, Kingsway Leisure Park, Dundee. (beside the Ice Rink) 08:30 for 09:00David Shaw 01828 640840
Refreshment stop at The Speckled Hen, Tealing.

 Saturday June 15th 2013 Dundee to Drumore Loch (60 miles)
Several undulations.  Moderate fitness required.Meet McDonalds, Camperdown
08:00 for 08:30 Ron Lawie Lunch at Peel farm. Afternoon tea in  Alyth.
  Saturday June 29th 2013 Dundee-Kirriemuir-Clova-Glamis-Dundee
(60 miles)  Some undulating sections Meet Sainsbury's, Dundee 08:00 for 08:30
Coffee at Pat and Ron's, lunch at Glen Clova Hotel  Possible afternoon stop at Glamis or Roundyhill
Alex Cochrane

Saturday July 6th 2013 (morning run) Cupar Circular (33 miles) 
 Easy paced run in undulating countryside Meet car park at South end of Tay Road bridge
08:30 for 09:00 Refreshment stop at White Chimneys Cafe, Pitscottie.
David Shaw 01828 640 840
Saturday July 13th 2013 Dundee to St. Andrew's (under 40 miles)
 Mostly flat, some cycle paths Meet cafe at Fife end of Tay Bridge 09:30 for 10:00
Lunch at St Andrew's Museum Pat Harrow

 Saturday July 27th 2013
Forfar to Loch Saugh, Fettercairn, Auchenblae, Clattering Brig, Brechin (65miles)
Nothing too strenuous. Moderate fitness required. Meet Lochside Leisure Centre FORFAR
08:00 for 08:30 start Lunch stop at Castleton farm shop, Auchenblae Coffee stops Brechin am and pm
Ron Lawie

Saturday Aug 3rd 2013 (easy paced morning run) Carse of Gowrie (24 miles)
Meet McDonalds, Kingsway Leisure Park, Dundee. (beside the Ice Rink)
08:30 for 09:00 Refreshment stop in Carse of Gowrie David Shaw 01828 640840
 Saturday August 10th 2013 Arbroath to Benholm Mill via NCN1 (North of Montrose)
(56 miles) Nothing too steep Moderate fitness required. Meet Old Meadowbank Inn, Arbroath.
08:30 for 09:00 Lunch at Benholm Mill
Morning and afternoon stops in Lunan Bay Ron Lawie 

Secretary: Patricia Harrow
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