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How to join
Newcomers are welcome on all our rides. You don't have to be a member to try us out, and there's no need to tell us in advance that you're coming, but we do ask you to print out and complete a guest entry form and bring it with you. Please give this to the ride leader at the start of the ride.
All our rides are listed in our monthly rides lists, which are available by following the links on the front page of our website. Read about our weekly rides programme to find out what our different rides are like. If you're not sure which rides are most suitable for you, you're welcome to contact us by email or phone.
Non-members are welcome on our rides on three occasions. After that we'll expect you to join. See below for how to do this.
There are some additional guidelines for riders under the age of 18.
We are a local group of CTC, the national cyclists' organisation. To join us you need to become a member of the national body. You can join online here (this link takes you to the national CTC website).
Once you've joined you will be able to join our email discussion group. This is a good way to keep in touch with other members and allows you to receive the latest news about changes to our rides.
Note that if you're already a member of CTC nationally then you're already a member of your local group. Let the ride leader know you're a member.
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 30 May)
Sunday 24th May: Sunday all-day ride (moderate, 65-75 miles) Meet at 9.00am at Brookside. Coffee is at Newmarket, Coffee & Co. Lunch is at West Stow, Anglo-Saxon Village and Country Park. Tea is at 4.00pm at Wicken, Village Hall. Leader: Nigel Deakin (07747 105576).
Sunday 24th May: Sunday afternoon ride (moderate, 40-50 miles) Meet at 2.00pm at Brookside. Tea is at 4.00pm at Wicken, Village Hall. Leader: Leader Needed.
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.
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.