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Rides in May and June
Our rides lists for May and June are now available. Long days mean that our Sunday rides can have longer routes, with the addition of an afternoon tea stop. Many of these rides will be visiting various church halls for their delights of home-made tea and cakes.
Look out for two car-assisted rides on the last Sundays of May and June. On these days there will be no normal Sunday rides. On Sunday 31st May we offer a choice of two different rides: a car-assisted ride along NCN6 in Northants, or a longer, challenging ride from Brookside to Whitwell in Herts.
On Sunday 28th June there is no ride from Brookside; this time we offer two car-assisted rides in the rolling countryside near Rutland Water. These will have the same rendezvous/start point with a choice of a shorter, more leisurely, ride or a longer, hillier ride.
The rest of our weekly rides also get a little taste of summer. Our Thursday rides get a little bit longer over the summer and our Wednesday evening rides continue each week. Meanwhile we continue our bimonthly "short Saturday social" rides and our weekly Tuesday seniors rides.
We urgently need some more leaders for the Sunday rides - any ride marked as "leader needed" needs a leader. Please email Rupert (runs secretary) to volunteer if you can lead one of these rides. We would also welcome a volunteer leader for two of the Tuesday senior rides when David (our regular Tuesday leader) is taking some holiday. Again, please email Rupert to volunteer. Contact details here.
Latest ride reports from the CTC Cambridge Blog
26 Sep: Sunday ride to St Neots and Biggleswade
Alex writes: Maybe it was the dull weather, or maybe members were keeping their powder dry for next week's cycling jaunt in Suffolk, but only three of us assembled as Brookside for this morning's ride: me, Ian D and John Ross (today's ride leader). (more)
22 Apr: Evening ride to Great Wilbraham
Nigel writes: Although the current spell of fine, dry weather is due to break by the weekend, it's holding for the moment and today a dull, cloudy day was followed by a glorious clear and sunny evening. (more)
19 Apr: Sunday all-day ride to Fordham, Depden and West Wratting
Nigel writes: After several gorgeous days of bright sunshine, today was cloudy and cold, with a chilly northerly wind. But that (more)
Cycling for pleasure
If you're looking for sociable and non-competitive bike rides in the local countryside, CTC Cambridge is the cycling club for you.
Our next rides (to 4 May)
Tuesday 28th Apr: Senior Cyclists group (leisurely) Meet for lunch at 12.30pm at Shepreth, The Green Man. Contact leader for more information Leader: David Sennitt (07761 284010).
Wednesday 29th Apr: Evening ride (moderate, 25-35 miles) Meet at 6.30pm at Brookside. Pub stop is at 8.30pm at Barton, The White Horse Inn. Sunset tonight is at 8.21pm. Leader: Nigel Deakin (07747 105576).
Thursday 30th Apr: Thursday ride (moderate, 60-70 miles) Meet at 9.30am at Haslingfield Green. Coffee is at Gamlingay, LJ's Sandwich Bar. Lunch is at Moggerhanger, Woodland Café. Leader: Tony Holmes (01223 842871).
Saturday 2nd May: Saturday short social ride (leisurely, 15-25 miles) Meet at 10.00am at Brookside. Coffee is at Milton Country Park. Leader: Julia Hochbach (07597 917485).
Sunday 3rd May: Sunday all-day ride (moderate, 65-75 miles) Meet at 9.00am at Brookside. Coffee is at Reed, Silver Ball Transport Café. Lunch is at Standon, The Star. Tea is at 4.00pm at Ickleton, Riverside Café. Leader: Leader Needed.
Sunday 3rd May: Sunday afternoon ride (moderate, 35-45 miles) Meet at 1.30pm at Brookside. Tea is at 4.00pm at Ickleton, Riverside Café. Leader: Leader Needed.
What we do
We organise four or five cycle rides a week throughout the year. Newcomers are welcome on all our rides.
On most Sundays we have two rides: an all-day ride (from 60 to 90 miles) and an afternoon ride (30-50 miles), though on some Sundays in winter we have just a single ride. We also have shorter Saturday morning rides (15-25 miles) twice a month at a slower pace than the Sunday rides. We hold a mix of rides during the week. On Tuesdays our senior cyclists' group rides at a gentle pace to a pub for lunch and back (30-40 miles). On Wednesdays in the summer (and occasionally during the winter) we have short evening rides. And on Thursdays we have a very popular all-day ride that starts out-of-town and is usually shorter than the Sunday rides (at around 40-70 miles).
Find out more about riding with CTC Cambridge.
For a calendar of all our rides see our monthly rides lists (see links on left).
You don't have to be a member to try us out, but if you become a regular you are expected to join. Find out how to join here.