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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 5 Aug)
Wednesday 29th Jul: Evening ride (moderate, 30-40 miles) Meet at 6.30pm at Brookside. Pub stop is at 8.00pm at Hemingford Abbots, The Axe and Compass. Sunset is at 8.56 tonight. Leader: Nigel Deakin (07747 105576).
Thursday 30th Jul: Thursday ride (moderate, 60-70 miles) Meet at 9.30am at 50 Jopling Way, Hauxton. Coffee is at Saffron Walden, The Temeraire. Lunch is at Great Yeldham, Waggon and Horses. Leader: Sarah Carlyle (07889 140306).
Saturday 1st Aug: Saturday short social ride (leisurely, 15-25 miles) Meet at 10.00am at Brookside. Coffee is at Cottenham, Community Centre. Leader: Julia Hochbach (07597 917485).
Sunday 2nd Aug: Sunday all-day ride (moderate, 80-90 miles) Meet at 9.00am at Brookside. Coffee is at Depden Farm Café. Lunch is at Lavenham, (Co-op, café, or bring your own). Tea is at 4.00pm at West Wratting, The Chestnut Tree. Leader: Joseph Sugg (07905 750074).
Sunday 2nd Aug: Sunday afternoon ride (moderate, 40-50 miles) Meet at 2.00pm at Brookside. Tea is at 4.00pm at West Wratting, The Chestnut Tree. Leader: Leader Needed.
Tuesday 4th Aug: Senior Cyclists group (leisurely) Meet for lunch at 12.30pm at Shepreth, The Green Man. Contact leader for more information Leader: Clive Peace (07474 711920).
Wednesday 5th Aug: Car-assisted Ride (moderate, 40-50 miles) Meet at 9.00am at Lenwade, Norfolk (car park by Marriott's Way). Please contact leader if you plan to join this ride. Leader: Adrian Lee (01223 565834).
Wednesday 5th Aug: Evening ride (moderate, 30-40 miles) Meet at 6.30pm at Brookside. Pub stop is at 8.30pm at Quy, The White Swan. Sunset is at 8.44pm tonight. Leader: Nigel Deakin (07747 105576).
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.