Travel Tales – Green shoots

The sun showed her/his/its face this week and the rides were brimming with cyclists keen to absorb a few rays and see the green shoots of spring. The weather also brought some new faces down to The Hub in search of information about our activities schedule. A few followed through and joined our ride on Tuesday and here I quote one rider’s appraisal of it. “That was just what I needed. I’m a bit sore in a few places that I won’t care to mention but [the ride] was just what I was after”, from a rider who hadn’t been on his bike for roughly 40 years!

The phone lines were also showing signs of life (3 times on Friday) with members asking about our free bike MOT’s, courtesy of our maintenance volunteers. I thought it would be worth putting up this reminder that MOT’s are now on a Thursday (for bikes dropped off before 11:00am and picked up after 15:30pm).

All this activity coincided with a meeting of our cycle volunteers which was a chance to put our heads together and generate some new ideas for getting people involved with The Hub. Our mission is to help people feel safe and confident, walking or cycling and we aim to make this a reality for all levels of cyclists and walkers. With this in mind we wondered how many people had ever wanted to take on an active challenge such as The Butterwick Charity Ride or the Stockton Sportive but not known where to start with the training. If this sounds like you then come along to The Hub and we’ll find the right training schedule for you.
Other rides to aim for:
• Just starting out with The Hub’s very own Easy Riders or the level up, Pedal On – Tuesdays and Thursdays
• Stockton Duathlon – 3 grades for beginners to experienced – 23.04.17
• Stokesley Charity Ride – 14.05.17
• Stockton Sportive – 36 miles isn’t as hard as you might think! – 15.07.17