Social A, St Helens, Wednesday
Welcome to the Merseyside CTC, part of the national network of the
UK's largest and oldest Cyclists' Touring Club
Are you looking for people to cycle with, someone who knows the
best routes, where the cafes are in Merseyside and Cheshire
We have active groups that lead rides in Merseyside, Cheshire &
Our main activity is leading cycle rides in the glorious countryside at
pace to suit most riders
Merseyside ctc runs the wild wales challenge 2014 one of Cyclosports best events of 2012 & 2013
Registration Closed due to reaching Capacity
Spring Newsletter now Online
Certificate of Merit Citation
For Michael Jones
Mike Jones joined the Cyclists' Touring Club in 1969, and he has been a valuable and popular
member and Runs Leader in the Merseyside CTC (previously Liverpool District Association) ever
since. Mike has developed an enviable wealth of cycling knowledge and experience which
guarantees that any ride he leads will be something special. In particular his runs around
'unexplored' parts of Wirral are a favourite. He is a true tourist, pointing out everything of interest.
Mike first started riding with the Liverpool Section and then with the Social 'A' Section, and very
soon he became one of the Runs Leaders and later Section Secretary. He formed a Saturday
Section in May 1986 with monthly runs all year, which has been a great success. He also jointly
started a Camping Section which ran for nine years. As well as helping with the Sections, Mike is
always a very willing participant in cycling events organised by others, such as BCTC heats and
Members enjoy reading his articles in the Merseyside Newsletter describing trips at home and
abroad. A superb one concerns the atrocious weather encountered in the Wild Wales Challenge
Ride in August 1992, on the wettest and windiest day of the year.
Mike is a member of a local photographic society and his expertise with the camera has resulted
in a wide range of beautiful photographs taken whilst out cycling. He has shown many of these at
numerous slide shows, to the delight of members.
It was no surprise that Mike took on the role as DA Secretary in 1995, and he very conscientiously
attended to this valuable and demanding post for the next nine years. This culminated in his being
elected for the deserving position of President in 2004, which he held for seven years, proving to
be a most accomplished speaker at DA social functions.
Mike has been a stalwart of the Cyclists' Touring Club for over forty years, receiving the John
Carline Memorial Plaque in 1994 for services to the DA, and it is fitting that his work should now
be recognised by the award of this Certificate of Merit.