Proposed cycleways on Hills Road and Huntingdon Road - make your views known!
The County Council is proposing make major changes to the cycle lanes on Hills Road and Huntingon Road in Cambridge. These will be unique in Cambridge in offering a physical separation from motor vehicles whilst retaining priority over side roads.
Three alternatives are proposed with different degrees of separation between cycles and motor vehicles. Option 1 is for a 2.1m cycle lane with a 0.6m kerb between the road and lane. Option 2 is for a 2.7m cycle lane which is "raised" above the carriageway but with no other separation. Option 3 is a combination of the two. In all cases the cycle lane will narrow to 1.5m at bus stops.
For more information see our article on the two schemes, visit the council's website and respond to the council's consultation by Monday 7th April.
Rides in March and April
Our March and April rides lists are now available. Our unified, "Sunday winter ride" format (a single Sunday ride with stops for morning coffee and lunch) will continue until the clocks change at the end of March. Then in April we go back to the old format with two rides on Sundays, both including an afternoon tea stop. In addition, our Wednesday evening rides becomes weekly from 2nd April.
On 16th March we have another home tea, which should help reduce any risk of severe CDS (Cake Deficit Syndrome) affecting our Sunday afternoon riders. On 20th April (Easter Sunday) we will be revisiting a favourite figure-of-eight ride out into the fens to visit Ely and Welney.
Latest ride reports from the CTC Cambridge Blog
9 Mar: Sunday ride to Nuthampstead and Ardeley
Nigel writes: Today was the day we dream of during the dark, cold days of winter: the first day of spring, a glorious day of clear skies and bright sunshine and with temperatures so warm that we were soon removing layers of clothing and riding in shirtsleeves and shorts. (more)
6 Mar: Thursday ride to Ashwell and Biggleswade
Edward writes: Fifteen cyclists met at Haslingfield Green for today's ride, including Curly who joined us for the trip out to Ashwell and Jordan's Mill in Broom; also joining us was Lynn who was making one her infrequent visits to the UK. (more)
2 Mar: Sunday ride to Saffron Walden and Thaxted
Nigel writes: I arrived at Brookside for today's ride to find Eva, John E, Neil, Eva, Cheryl and Wendy already waiting. There was no leader arranged but I had done some preparation last night and was able to suggest a route. (more)
27 Feb: Thursday ride to Potton and Henlow
Edward writes: Another Thursday and another ride out into the country, this time to Henlow via Potton. As usual it's a weather report that starts the account. (more)
23 Feb: Sunday ride to Shepreth and Buntingford
Nigel writes: I arrived at Brookside this morning to find about ten other riders waiting for the start of today's ride. Although Conrad was our leader today, Gareth was offering to lead a faster group on a slightly longer route to the coffee stop in Shepreth. (more)