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Rides in Sept and Oct
On most Sundays our all-day ride is replaced by a slightly shorter 2-stop ride which stops for morning coffee and lunch and then returns directly back to Cambridge without a tea stop. On the remaining Sundays, about once a month, we have an all-day ride on the traditional pattern with stops for morning coffee, lunch and tea. In both cases the start time of these rides will be 9.30am. Our Sunday afternoon rides continue as normal. For a more detailed description of how these rides work please see our new Ride types page, and please let us know what you think of these new arrangements.
Our other rides continue as normal. Our ever-popular Thursday rides continue to go from strength to strength every week. Our short and leisurely Saturday morning social rides continue twice a month. Our evening rides continue each Wednesday in September before switching to monthly in October. And our regular Senior Cyclists group continues to meet for lunch each Tuesday. With such a range of rides available, we hope there's one that suits you. If not, tell us!
Latest ride reports from the CTC Cambridge Blog
3 Sep: Thursday ride to Hinchingbrooke and St Neots
John R writes: The weather at the start today was light cloud but quite fresh with hints already of early autumn. Having taken over the leader's role from Rupert at the last minute I set off from home in Swavesey with four other Northern contingent riders at 8. (more)
2 Sep: Evening ride to Hemingford Abbots
Nigel writes: Our Wednesday evening rides are still continuing every week throughout September, though with sunset getting earlier and earlier an increasing proportion of the ride will be in the dark. (more)
27 Aug: Thursday ride to Newport and Great Saling
Edward writes: About twenty cyclists arrived in Hauxton, including Edmund who was making his first ride with us, having previously been on the shorter weekend rides. (more)
26 Aug: Evening ride to Newton
Nigel writes: Despite summer approaching its end, with sunset becoming earlier and earlier at an alarming rate, our evening rides continue to be every bit as popular as they have been all year. (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 12 Sep)
Saturday 5th Sep: Saturday short social ride (leisurely, 15-25 miles) Meet at 10.00am at Brookside. Coffee is at Hardwick, School Hall. Leader: Ian Wright (07907 774939).
Sunday 6th Sep: Sunday 2-stop ride (moderate, 60-70 miles) Meet at 9.30am at Brookside. Coffee is at Gamlingay, Woodview Farm Cafe. Lunch is at Willington, Danish Camp. Leader: Leader Needed.
Sunday 6th Sep: 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: Leader Needed.
Tuesday 8th Sep: Senior Cyclists group (leisurely) Meet for lunch at 12.30pm at Elsworth, The Poacher. Contact leader for more information Leader: Clive Peace (07474 711920).
Wednesday 9th Sep: Evening ride (moderate, 30-40 miles) Meet at 6.30pm at Brookside. Pub stop is at 8.30pm at Shepreth, The Plough. Sunset is at 7.29pm tonight. Leader: Nigel Deakin (07747 105576).
Thursday 10th Sep: Thursday ride (moderate, 55-65 miles) Meet at 9.30am at 50 Jopling Way, Hauxton. Coffee is at Horseheath, The Old Red Lion Inn. Lunch is at Kentford, Lanwades Park. Leader: Jacob Hassan (07899 043837).
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 short social 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.
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.