Rides in July and August
Our July and August rides lists are now available with details of our programme of rides over the hottest months of the summer, with many of our rides extended slightly to take advantage of the good weather.
On Sundays our all-day rides will alternate between a longer Sunday full day ride (with an afternoon tea stop) and a shorter Sunday light day ride (which heads home after lunch), with separate Sunday afternoon rides every week. Our Sunday riders have three "home teas" at members' houses to look forward to this summer: these will be in Over, Clavering and West Wratting, and will be visited by both our rides that day.
Our Thursday rides will continue to operate with separate city and village start points to help us manage the numbers better. The two groups always meet up at coffee before dividing back into two for the ride to lunch.
Our evening rides continue every Wednesday. Our senior cyclists' group continues to meet for lunch every Tuesday, and our leisurely Saturday short social rides take place twice a month.
Latest ride reports
21 Jul: Thursday ride to Cottenham and Ely
Edward writes: After a few oppressively hot days this morning began just slightly more bearable, although later in the afternoon it would again become very humid. Fourteen riders assembled in Haslingfield,... (full report)
20 Jul: Evening ride to Hemingford Abbots
Nigel writes: Today had been a very hot day in Cambridge. The temperature during the afternoon had been almost 30C, and when I set off to Brookside for tonight's evening ride it was still around 26C: still hot... (full report)
17 Jul: Sunday ride to Saffron Walden, Hatfield Broad Oak and Clavering
Nigel writes: Today was the hottest Sunday we've had this summer, and the combination of classic summer weather, an excellent route and a superb home tea made this one of the most enjoyable club rides of the year so far... (full report)
14 Jul: Thursday ride to Newport and Great Saling
Edward writes: After a few days of mixed weather we met in Hauxton with the promise of a dry and warm day. Although the light breeze was from the North and would be helpful for the morning session, by afternoon as we headed roughly northwards it wouldn’t present a problem... (full report)
13 Jul: Evening ride to Quy
Nigel writes: Today's evening ride was planned to head east, with a pub stop in Quy. Usually that involves a fairly fast loop round Six Mile Bottom and Dullingham, but since we had done that only two weeks... (full report)
For older ride reports visit our blog pages