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Book now for the 2015 Christmas Lunch
Our annual Christmas Lunch will be at 1.30pm on Sunday 13th December 2015 at Bourn Golf Club.
Three courses are £21.95, two courses £18.95. The club will pay the service charge which is additional. To book, please print the menu, make your selections and send it with a cheque to the address on the form by Mon 30th Nov.
Rides in November and December
Our November and December rides lists are now available. During these winter months our rides become shorter, with both our Sunday and Thursday rides aiming to get home before dark. But please do bring lights for these rides in case of delays and fading light. We also have Wednesday evening rides on 25 Nov (details) and 16 Dec (details). You'll definitely need lights for these! In addition we continue our twice-monthly Saturday morning social rides.
Latest ride reports from the CTC Cambridge Blog
26 Nov: Thursday ride to Swavesey and St Neots
Edward writes: With seventeen riders at the start point in Haslingfield Green it would appear that numbers for the Thursday winter rides had started to decrease but this would be to ignore the fact that our coffee destination would be the Baptist Chapel in Swavesey. (more)
22 Nov: Sunday afternoon ride to St Ives
Simon writes: This is my first ever blog as a registered CTC ride leader. In no small part do I have Ray and John F to thank; they encouraged me to make this move by showing a commitment to continue Sunday afternoon rides through the winter. (more)
22 Nov: Sunday ride to Ickleton and Langley
Ray writes: I had been fighting off a cold all week, so today was one of those days where I'd have rolled over and gone back to sleep if I hadn't volunteered to lead the ride. (more)
19 Nov: Thursday ride to Clavering and Wimbish
Edward writes: Today’s puncture count: Andy (2), Tony (2), Sarah (1), Seb (1), Adrian (1). Weather forecast: dry. Actually we had light rain on and off all day. (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 6 Dec)
Sunday 29th Nov: Sunday winter ride (moderate, 50-60 miles) Meet at 9.30am at Brookside. Coffee is at Newmarket, National Horse Racing Museum. Lunch is at Chippenham, La Hogue. Leader: John Ross (07876 551210).
Sunday 29th Nov: Sunday afternoon ride (moderate, 40-50 miles) Meet at 1.00pm at Brookside. Tea is at 3.00pm at Saffron Walden, Bicicleta Coffee. Earlier start time of 1pm Leader: Ray Miller (07910 591846).
Thursday 3rd Dec: Thursday ride (moderate, 55-65 miles) Meet at 9.30am at 50 Jopling Way, Hauxton. Coffee is at Newport, Dorrington's Bakery. Lunch is at West Wratting, The Chestnut Tree. Leader: Edward Elmer (01223 575265).
Saturday 5th Dec: Saturday short social ride (leisurely, 15-25 miles) Meet at 10.00am at Brookside. Coffee is at Anglesey Abbey. Leader: Ian Wright (07907 774939).
Sunday 6th Dec: Sunday winter ride (moderate, 50-60 miles) Meet at 9.30am at Brookside. Coffee is at Wilburton, Twenty Pence Garden Centre. Lunch is at Ely, The Cutter Inn. Leader: Keith Bassenger (07847 520026).
Sunday 6th Dec: Sunday afternoon ride (moderate, 35-45 miles) Meet at 1.00pm at Brookside. Tea is at 3.00pm at Waresley Park Garden Centre. Leader: Simon Gallaway (07887 711368).
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 short social 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.
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.