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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 Thursday 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
26 Jul: Sunday afternoon ride to Wicken
John writes: As I waited at Brookside I watched a stream of waterproof-clad cyclists winkle their way through the log-jammed traffic towards Midsummer Common, the endpoint of the Bike Events London-Cambridge bike ride. (more)
26 Jul: Sunday morning ride to Newmarket
Nigel writes: With an area of low pressure sitting right on top of the British Isles, the summary from the weather forecast was that there would be "no sign of summer" until it went away. (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 4 Aug)
Tuesday 28th Jul: Senior Cyclists group (leisurely) Meet for lunch at 12.30pm at West Wratting, The Chestnut Tree. Contact leader for more information Leader: David Sennitt (07761 284010).
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).
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.