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CTC Cambridge

Award of Len Nice Trophy

The Len Nice Memorial Trophy is awarded each year for exceptional service to the club, following a vote by members.

This year it was awarded to John Ross (on the right in the photo), who served as secretary for several years until he stood down last autumn. The trophy was presented to John by our chair, Andy Carlyle (left in photo), at the club's "Grand February Lunch" on 18th February 2018.

More information about the Len Nice Memorial Trophy may be found here.

An evening with Outspoken!

This event is this week! It's not too late to sign up. Join us on Wednesday 21st February 2018 at 6.45pm for an evening with Outspoken! We'll hear what they do, find out why they do it and learn about their overall philosophy. We'll also enjoy some free pizza and have some fun! Find out more here.

Welcome to our new website!

Nigel writes: Welcome to the new website of CTC Cambridge. The changeover from the old website is now complete, and all links to the old website should now take you to the correct place on the new website.  

I hope you will be able to find everything you need: please get in touch if something doesn't seem to work, or if you have any questions.

Take a look at Introducing our new website to find out why we decided a new website was necessary and to add your comments. Nigel, web officer

Rides in Jan and Feb

Our programme of rides for January and February is now published. We've planned some shorter routes for these mid-winter rides, reflecting the short days and the possibility of bad weather. Our Sunday all-day rides and our Thursday rides both aim to be home before dark, but please bring lights for all the winter rides in case we are delayed.  

Note that our Thursday "city start" rides are changing back to a 9.30am start for a few weeks in January and February. Meanwhile, our Sunday all-day rides continue with their shorter "winter ride" format, except for the ride on 18th Feb ride which will be a short ride to our rescheduled club lunch which we hope will be a highlight for the winter.

As always, all our rides depend on having a leader. Don't let worries about the winter weather put you off from leading a winter ride - we will cancel the ride if very bad weather is forecast. So you can always volunteer in confidence - you might hit lucky and have a glorious sunny day! Rupert Goodings

New committee for 2017-2018

At our AGM on Sunday 12th November a new committee was elected for 2017-2018. The new committee is listed here. Minutes of the AGM are now available here or by following the link on the agenda page.

Riding guidelines

Rupert writes: We have recently published a set of riding guidelines. These have been specially written for use on our club rides. They give an introduction to the main elements of good group riding, and they are intended to replace some of the older information on the website.  

We'd like to invite everyone who rides with us to take a look at these riding guidelines to refresh your understanding of how best to ride in group. Most of you will know the basics, but there are probably a few tips for everyone. Small improvements by everyone should help our groups - and especially the larger groups - ride more safely without spoiling the social interaction that makes our rides so enjoyable.

If you have any questions or comments you are welcome to contact me or any member of the main committee. Contact details are on our contacts page. Rupert Goodings, Runs Secretary

Our next rides

Tuesday 20th Feb: Senior Cyclists: lunch meeting Meet for lunch at 12.30pm at Bassingbourn, The Hoops. Contact: Clive Peace (07474 711920 or 01223 520723)

Wednesday 21st Feb: Join us at 6.45pm at The Bike Depot for An Evening with Outspoken.

Thursday 22nd Feb: Thursday ride - village start (moderate, 50-60 miles) Meet at 9.30am at Haslingfield Green. Coffee is at Reed, Silver Ball Transport Café. Lunch is at Wimbish, Mutton and Kipper. Leader: Sheila George (07807 827490).

Thursday 22nd Feb: Thursday ride - city start (moderate, 50-60 miles) Meet at 9.30am at Brookside. Coffee is at Reed, Silver Ball Transport Café. Lunch is at Wimbish, Mutton and Kipper. Leader: John Seton (07447 010628).

Sunday 25th Feb: Sunday winter ride (moderate, 50-60 miles) Meet at 9.30am at Brookside. Coffee is at Ickleton, Riverside Café. Lunch is at Thaxted, Parrishes Restaurant. Leader: Sheila George (07807 827490).

Sunday 25th Feb: Sunday afternoon ride (moderate, 30-40 miles) Meet at 1.00pm at Brookside. Tea is at 3.00pm at Saffron Walden, Bicicletta Coffee. Leader: Greg Tucker (07774 281591).

For rides after 26 Feb see our rides list.

Latest ride reports

15 Feb: Thursday ride to Horseheath and Dullingham
Edward writes: We might be forgiven for asking "where on earth did this day come from?" After all the days of cold, wet and windy weather, today came as a very pleasant surprise. It was mild, sunny and...  (full report)

11 Feb: Sunday ride to Saffron Walden and Clavering
Peter writes: Eight of us left Brookside on a beautiful sunny morning. Cold and windy but everyone was dresssed for it so we had a very pleasant run down to Saffron Walden in bright sunshine and got the...  (full report)

8 Feb: Thursday ride to Swavesey and St Neots
Edward writes: This morning was a mite cold, but surprisingly there was a good turnout for our ride to Swavesey and St Neots. John Seton led a group of eight from Brookside, and Mike Cousins led fourteen from Haslingfield...  (full report)

4 Feb: Sunday afternoon ride to Duxford
Greg writes: It was the best of rides, it was the worst of rides…..I am just stepping out – I may be some timeFive of us foolishly assembled at Brookside! I had wondered if I would be let off leader duties as I was fairly sure no one else would be mad enough to come out on such a grim afternoon...  (full report)

4 Feb: Sunday ride to Stradishall and Chippenham
Nigel writes: Today was a dull and cold winter's day, with a gentle but cold wind blowing persistently from the north. However there was no rain forecast, and I arrived at Brookside to find ten other riders waiting, with two more arriving just after I took a photo...  (full report)

We have many more ride reports. Open the index and select "Ride reports".