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CTC Cambridge

A cautious restart for our rides

As expected, the rules are changing on 29th March as part of the government roadmap out of lockdown. This means that we can restart some group rides. We plan to restart slowly with some booked rides for small groups of six and we plan to delay our restart until after the busy Easter weekend.

Informal groups of individuals are strictly limited to groups of six (the "rule of 6") and we think it is better for our club rides to follow the same rule at first. This means that we will restart with booked rides where you must contact the leader in advance of the ride to book a place. Please read our Supplementary Guide for Riders while Covid-19 restrictions apply.   

There is an option for larger groups in the near future: Cycling UK are advising that larger groups are allowed under the organised sport exemption. But they also recommend smaller group sizes. We will consider increasing the group sizes if things go well. But for now, we ask you all to be patient (but only in the non NHS sense).

A big reason for the limit of six is to allow the use of cafe stops. Government restrictions still set a maximum group of six individuals from different households for cafes - and only for outdoor seating. Our recommended group size of 6 is chosen with this in mind.

There's a full index of news items in the News archive

Our next rides

Please read our guide for taking part in rides during Covid-19 restrictions. All our rides are socially-distanced and have a limited number of riders. Cafe stops will be outside only. Bring a face covering with you. Booking is required for all rides and please only book one future ride to share the places fairly.

Units

Thursday 13th May: Midweek booked ride - southern (moderateThis ride is graded as "moderate". We will go at a steady touring pace, averaging around 12 mph. More, approx 50 miles80 km) Meet at 9.00am at Brookside. Coffee is at Newport, Dorrington's Bakery. Booking essential: contact the leader to book your place. Leader: Simon Gallaway (07887 711368).

Saturday 15th May: Saturday social booked ride (leisurelyThis ride is graded as "leisurely". We aim to go at a pace suitable for anyone who can ride a bike, slower than our "moderate" rides. More, approx 25 miles40 km) Meet at 10.00am at Brookside. Coffee is at Fowlmere, El Cafecito. Booking essential: contact the leader to book your place. Leader: John Seton (07447 010628).
For rides after 17 May see our rides list.

Latest ride reports

6 May: Thursday ride to Gamlingay
John J writes: It was damp and cold but that didn't deter any of those booked on the ride! Departing Brookside we split into two groups of four and headed out towards the DNA path and then onto familiar roads South of the City, although not ridden as a group for some time... (full report)

25 April: Sunday morning ride to Kedington
David S writes: Liz, Phil, Andrew, Nigel and set off from Brookside at 9.30am in sunshine and a breezy north-easterly. We made rendezvous with Eva and Jim at the Fulbourn mini-roundabout. Some summer bikes... (full report)

We have many more ride reports in the Ride reports index