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Rides in July and August
It's high summer now, and our July and August rides lists are now available.
Our headline message this month is an urgent call for Sunday leaders. All of our Sunday rides need a leader which means we need about ten of you to volunteer to lead a ride. Please contact Rupert, our runs secretary, (Contact details) if you can lead one of these rides, or if you are thinking about leading a ride but would like some more information.
A welcome highlight over the summer are two Sunday home teas - one in Swavesey and one in Over. For the 12th July home tea we have two Sunday rides as usual (all-day and afternoon-only), but for the 16th August 16 tea we have three rides, including a "challenging" all-day ride to tempt the more adventurous riders to go a bit further (ride details).
Meanwhile we have our usual range of Tuesday and Thurday rides, with the Thursday rides getting a little bit longer to take advantage of the longer warmer days. Wednesday evening rides are a weekly event over the summer and there are two Saturday social rides each month.
Latest ride reports from the CTC Cambridge Blog
28 Jun: Afternoon ride to Houghton
John writes: Six members joined me at Brookside (Angela, Catharine, Jacob, John E, Mike K, Ray). The morning's rain had ceased about an hour previously so we set off in perfect cycling conditions towards Barton, thence Comberton, Toft, Bourne. (more)
21 Jun: Sunday all-day ride to Stradishall, Long Melford and West Wratting
Conrad writes: Today was the longest day of the year and it didn't start very promising with an overcast sky and clouds that thankfully only threatened rain. (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 7 Jul)
Wednesday 1st Jul: Evening ride (moderate, 30-40 miles) Meet at 6.30pm at Brookside. Pub stop is at 8.30pm at Thriplow, The Green Man. Sunset is at 9.24pm tonight. Leader: Nigel Deakin (07747 105576).
Thursday 2nd Jul: Thursday ride (moderate, 60-70 miles) Meet at 9.30am at 50 Jopling Way, Hauxton. Coffee is at Newmarket, National Horse Racing Museum. Lunch is at Hawstead, Maglia Rosso. Leader: Mick Cousins.
Saturday 4th Jul: Saturday short social ride (leisurely, 15-25 miles) Meet at 10.00am at Brookside. Coffee is at Ickleton, Riverside Café. Leader: Craig Hirons (07795 692282).
Sunday 5th Jul: Sunday all-day ride (moderate, 70-80 miles) Meet at 9.00am at Brookside. Coffee is at Gamlingay, Woodview Farm Cafe. Lunch is at Harrold-Odell Country Park. Tea is at 4.00pm at St Neots, Ambience Cafe, Riverside Park. Leader: Conrad Chua (07943 830448).
Sunday 5th Jul: Sunday afternoon ride (moderate, 40-50 miles) Meet at 2.00pm at Brookside. Tea is at 4.00pm at St Neots, Ambience Cafe, Riverside Park. Leader: Ray Miller (07910 591846).
Tuesday 7th Jul: Senior Cyclists group (leisurely) Meet for lunch at 12.30pm at Wicken, The Maid's Head. Contact leader for more information Leader: David Sennitt (07761 284010).
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.