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

2 Jul: Thursday ride to Newmarket and Hawstead
Alex writes: 'Moderate' it says. '60-70 miles' it says. But with today's ride we strained at the leash of those characterisations. (more)

1 Jul: Evening ride to Thriplow
Nigel writes: Today was the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures of over 30C in Cambridge during the afternoon, and when I ventured outside to cycle to the start of tonight's ride the temperature wasn't much lower. (more)

21 Jun: A ride around Bend
Nigel writes: A motoring holiday in the western United States brought me to Bend in central Oregon. It's a small city of about (more)

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)

25 Jun: Thursday ride to Reed and Braughing
Edward writes: Today's start was Haslingfield Green and at the start seventeen riders assembled for our ride to Reed and a lunch stop at Braughing. (more)