South Bucks CTC Midweek Section
Despite being the midweek group of a relatively small semi-rural district the Midweek section is one of the most dynamic member groups in CTC.
About 260 planned rides, a weekly informal ride plus five weeklong holidays is an astonishing programme for a group that began as a fortnightly Wednesday group of friends.
And with their level of activity have come commensurate increases in turnout, especially in the last year. Turnouts regularly exceed 50 riders spread over five widely differing groups and special events will get as many as 70. The logistics of planning refreshments and facilities for these large numbers are the success of the group, everyone is catered for.
Many midweekers are retired but the group attracts the unemployed, shift workers, fitness buffs, students. It has a particularly strong female attendance, often outnumbering the men. It is very much valued as a social network for those who might otherwise become isolated because of their unsocial work hours or rural environment. It is also very popular with guest riders from other areas who travel for the company and the outstanding Chilterns scenery.