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CTC Cambridge

Sixty years of runs lists

CTC Cambridge has organised cycle rides in the Cambridge area since 1921. For many years we published regular printed "runs lists" which listed the rides we had arranged.  

You can now view a selection of runs lists from the period 1957 to the present day here. It's fascinating to browse these historic documents and compare what the club did then with what it does now. Look out for some familiar names!

Rides in July and August

We're pleased to announce our programme of rides in July and August. See our rides list for full details. We are now well into our summer schedule, offering a mix of longer and shorter rides to take advantage of the long days. This means we now need leaders for all these rides so please take a look and volunteer to lead a ride or two.

Our most popular rides are on Thursdays, and we're continuing our efforts to improve the way these very large rides operate. We are going to trial two different ways of splitting the stops on these rides. Starting in July they will have a split coffee stop where the city ride and the village ride go to different coffee stops. We will only split the rides at the smaller coffee stops, where the queues and delays tend to be longer, and in places where there are two nearby alternatives. Then in August we will trial a more significant split with two different lunch stops. That will enable us to have a longer ride to lunch for some whilst providing a good alternative for those who prefer a shorter ride.  

On the Sunday rides, we keep the usual mix of full day rides and light day rides. We are trying to ensure that the light day rides have a balanced route so that the ride gets home in time for tea. Similarly, we are keeping a mix of shorter and longer Sunday afternoon rides. The shorter rides seem to be a popular option, but we also want some longer afternoon rides to visit the more distant tea stops.

Lastly, there is a deliberate gap in the Sunday schedule for Sunday 19th August when we are planning to have a club social event. Book that date and watch this space.

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

Thursday 16th Aug: Thursday ride - city start (moderate, 60-70 miles) Meet at 9.15am at Brookside. Coffee is at Balsham, The Old Butchers Cafe. Lunch is at Clare, Number 1 Deli. Note change to lunch stop. Leader: John Jackson (07739 923182).

Thursday 16th Aug: Thursday ride - village start (moderate, 60-70 miles) Meet at 9.30am at Great Shelford recreation ground. Coffee is at Balsham, The Old Butchers Cafe. Lunch is at Clare, Platform One Cafe. Leader: Edward Elmer (07814 674602).

Saturday 18th Aug: Saturday short social ride (leisurely, 15-25 miles) Meet at 10.00am at Brookside. Coffee is at Burwell, Elk Cafe. Leader: Ian Wright (07907 774939).

Sunday 19th Aug: Special ride (moderate, 40-50 miles) Meet at 9.30am at Brookside. Lunch is at 11.30am at Thaxted, Parrishes Restaurant. Tea is at 2.00pm at Little Chesterford, High Street (Sarah and Andy). Ride to summer BBQ event - pre-booked BBQ tickets only. Brunch/coffee stop en-route. Leader: Gareth Rees (07889 364390).

Sunday 19th Aug: Special ride (moderate, 30-40 miles) Meet at 12.30pm at Brookside. Tea is at 2.00pm at Little Chesterford, High Street (Sarah and Andy). Afternoon ride to summer BBQ event - pre-booked tickets only. Leader: Ray Miller (07910 591846).

Monday 20th Aug: Special ride (moderate, 15-20 miles) Meet at 12.15pm at Brookside. Simon Denney memorial ride to his memorial at Burwash manor. Join en-route at Shelford Rec (12:45pm depart) or at Haslingfield (1:45pm depart). Leader: Simon Gallaway (07887 711368).

Tuesday 21st Aug: Senior Cyclists: lunch meeting Meet for lunch at 12.30pm at Duxford, The Plough. Contact: Clive Peace (07474 711920 or 01223 520723)

Wednesday 22nd Aug: Evening ride (moderate plus, 30-35 miles) Meet at 6.30pm at Brookside. Pub stop is at 8.30pm at Shepreth, The Plough. Sunset is at 8.09pm tonight. Leader: Tom Nash (07801 431494).

Thursday 23rd Aug: Thursday ride - city start (moderate, 60-70 miles) Meet at 9.15am at Brookside. Coffee is at Reed, Silver Ball Transport Café. Lunch is at Stansted Mountfitchet, The Bean House. Leader: Leader Needed.

Thursday 23rd Aug: Thursday ride - village start (moderate, 55-65 miles) Meet at 9.30am at Haslingfield Green. Coffee is at Hare Street, The March Hare Tea Rooms. Lunch is at Stansted Mountfitchet, The Bean House. Leader: Sheila George (07807 827490).

For rides after 23 Aug see our rides list.

Latest ride reports

10 Aug: Thursday ride to Ashwell and Willington
Edward writes: When fifteen cyclists met in Haslingfield this morning it was in vastly different weather conditions to last week and indeed the last three months. Of course it wasn't cold but a very much...  (full report)

5 Aug: Sunday afternoon ride to West Wratting
David S writes: Nine of us (Averil, Simon, Mike K, John F, Peter W, Ann K, Stuart D, new member Sid and me) set off from Brookside to be joined by Lalli and Mark at Rutherford Road. I was the leader today...  (full report)

4 Aug: Saturday social ride to Ickleton
Ian W writes: Last Saturday's figure-of-eight ride to Riverside Barns in Ickleton was not so much a mystery tour on this occasion, but very much tried and tested, apart from including towing Florian on a vintage early 90s Isla trailer bike for the first time on a CTC ride...  (full report)

2 Aug: Thursday ride to Clavering and Ware
Edward writes: When we met in Great Shelford for our ride out to Clavering and Ware it was a surprise that there were only six starters. That needed some working out. Could it be the forecast of another roasting hot day? Possibly...  (full report)

29 Jul: Sunday afternoon ride to Wimpole
Greg writes: 'Those whom the gods would destroy they first make mad'. So it appeared, for having confidently sent out an email on Thursday confirming a slightly shorter and less arduous ride for Sunday afternoon – because of the on-going heatwave which I predicted would last given my powers etc...  (full report)

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