Rides in March and April
The first signs of spring are arriving and, right on cue, our March and April ride lists are now available.
On Sundays during March we continue to hold a single "winter ride", stopping for morning coffee and lunch before returning to Cambridge, but please note that the start time of these rides changes to 9.00am to allow a slightly longer ride as the weather improves. In April the rides change into "all-day" rides with the addition of a mid-afternoon tea stop. Our Sunday afternoon rides also start in April, joining the all-day ride at the mid-afternoon tea stop. Look out for our first booked afternoon tea in West Wratting on 19th April (details).
Meanwhile our Thursday rides take a radical turn on 16th April with a ride to Ely (details). This is the first time a Thursday ride has ventured this far into the fens. We also continue with Wednesday evening rides once a month as well as regular Saturday introductory rides and Tuesday seniors' rides.
As usual, we need leaders for some of these Sunday rides - these are marked as "leader needed". We would also welcome some new leaders for the Saturday introductory rides: our regular Saturday leaders are happy to stand down, or to tag along and offer help and advice. In both cases, please email the runs secretary (Rupert) to volunteer (contact details here).
There's a vacancy on the committee of CTC Cambridge. Details here.
Latest ride reports from the CTC Cambridge Blog
26 Feb: Thursday ride to Horseheath and Dullingham
Edward writes: This Thursday, disappointingly, only eight riders from the club's hardy (or maybe foolhardy) faction came to Hauxton, this being the lowest number on our rides for quite long time. (more)
22 Feb: Sunday ride to Nuthampstead and Braughing
Gareth writes: There was a hard frost overnight, and although the sun was shining, it was just a couple of degrees above zero when eight of us met at Brookside. (more)
19 Feb: Thursday ride to Ashwell
Edward writes: Early morning we enjoyed sunshine and blue skies but by the time fifteen or sixteen members gathered at Haslingfield Green the skies had clouded over and a stiff breeze from the west had sprung up. (more)
15 Feb: Sunday ride to Ickleton and Thaxted
Nigel writes: Today started dull and murky: the sky was just "One Shade of Grey", as Rupert put it. This was perhaps disappointing compared to last week's sunshine, but the temperature was very mild due to the low cloud, and it was dry with hardly any wind. (more)
12 Feb:Thursday ride to Lode and Newmarket
Edward writes: To say the least this morning was bleak and cheerless but nonetheless fifteen riders assembled at Hauxton Green for today's ride out to Anglesey Abbey and then on to Newmarket for lunch. (more)