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Rides in May and June
Our rides lists for May and June are now available. As spring gradually turns into summer our rides become slightly longer, more frequent, and explore a wider variety of countryside.
Read about our latest programme of rides here.
Latest ride reports from the CTC Cambridge Blog
24 May: Sunday all-day ride to Newmarket, West Stow and Wicken
Nigel writes: Today started bright and warm, with rain forecast for later. I was the leader today, so arrived at Brookside with a route planned for the whole day but ready to cut the ride short after coffee if necessary. (more)
21 May: Thursday ride to Saffron Walden and Great Bardfield
Edward writes: At last a break in the weather and a day came along which was ideal for cycling and in sharp contrast to last week's dismal weather. (more)
17 May: Sunday all-day ride to Saffron Walden, Rayne and Ashdon
Nigel writes: Today was forecast to be dry and cloudy, with the sun putting in an appearance during the morning before taking the afternoon off. (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 2 Jun)
Tuesday 26th May: Senior Cyclists group (leisurely) Meet for lunch at 12.30pm at Bassingbourn, The Hoops. Contact leader for more information Leader: Clive Peace (07474 711920).
Wednesday 27th May: Evening ride (moderate, 25-35 miles) Meet at 6.30pm at Brookside. Pub stop is at 8.30pm at Reach, The Dyke's End. Sunset tonight is at 9.04pm. Leader: Nigel Deakin (07747 105576).
Thursday 28th May: Thursday ride (moderate, 55-65 miles) Meet at 9.30am at Haslingfield Green. Coffee is at Swavesey, Compass Cafe (Bethel Baptist Church). Lunch is at Moggerhanger, Woodland Café. Leader: Jim Bamberg.
Sunday 31st May: Sunday longer ride (challenging, 90-100 miles) Meet at 8.30am at Brookside. Coffee is at Hinxworth, Farrowby Farm. Lunch is at Whitwell, Emily's Tea Shop. Tea is at 4.00pm at Braughing, Church Hall. Leader: Gareth Rees (07889 364390).
Sunday 31st May: Car-assisted ride (moderate, 45-55 miles) Meet at 9.00am at Maidwell, Picnic Area on NCN 6, GR SP755773. Bring lights for tunnel. Contact leader to arrange transport. Leader: Adrian Lee (01223 565834).
Sunday 31st May: Sunday afternoon ride (moderate, 40-50 miles) Meet at 1.30pm at Brookside. Tea is at 4.00pm at Braughing, Church Hall. Leader: John Ferguson (01223 366887).
Tuesday 2nd Jun: Senior Cyclists group (leisurely) Meet for lunch at 12.30pm at Hemingford Abbots, The Axe and Compass. Contact leader for more information Leader: Clive Peace (07474 711920).
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.