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CTC Cambridge

Four in France

Not to be outdone by the Fenland Four, the no-less fabulous quartet of Eva, Sarah, Susan and "+1" have just returned from what looks a delightful tour in Normandy. Read all about it....

Follow the Flatlands Four!

Club members Glyn, John, Alex and Andy have chosen a great week to ride from Land's End to John O'Groats, for fun, and for charity. Read their continuously-updated ride report with the very latest updates here. You can also follow Alex's satellite tracker.

Introducing a "moderate plus" ride on Thursdays

Following the recent survey of riders we are going to try out some changes to our rides on Thursdays. This will involve dividing the group into two after coffee, with the two groups riding at slightly different speeds. We're giving the slightly faster ride a new grading of "moderate plus", with the other group having the grade "moderate". The speed difference will be small (1-2mph). Read about the changes here.

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

Sunday 27th May: Sunday full day ride (moderate, 80-90 miles) Meet at 9.00am at Brookside. Coffee is at Wimbish, Mutton and Kipper. Lunch is at Hatfield Broad Oak, Cammas Hall. Tea is at Braughing, Church Hall. Leader: Alex Brown (07944 193977).

Sunday 27th May: Sunday afternoon ride (moderate, 50-60 miles) Meet at 1.30pm at Brookside. Tea is at 4.00pm at Braughing, Church Hall. Earlier start today to allow for more interesting route to tea Leader: Leader Needed.

Tuesday 29th May: Senior Cyclists group: Car-assisted ride (leisurely) Meet at 9.30am at Lenwade, Norfolk (car park by Marriott's Way). Meet in car park at 9:30am. Leader: Adrian Lee (07982 846922).

Wednesday 30th May: Evening ride (moderate plus, 30-35 miles) Meet at 6.30pm at Brookside. Pub stop is at 8.30pm at Barrington, The Royal Oak. Sunset is at 9.08pm tonight. Leader: Nigel Deakin (07747 105576).

Thursday 31st May: Thursday ride - city start (moderate plus, 65-75 miles) Meet at 9.15am at Brookside. Coffee is at St Neots, Ambience Cafe, Riverside Park. Lunch is at Kimbolton, Olivers Cafe. Leader: Glyn Jones (07977 907622).

Thursday 31st May: Thursday ride - village start (moderate, 60-70 miles) Meet at 9.30am at Haslingfield Green. Coffee is at St Neots, Ambience Cafe, Riverside Park. Lunch is at Kimbolton, Olivers Cafe. Leader: Leader Needed.

For rides after 1 Jun see our rides list.

Latest ride reports

Eva, Sarah and Susan's Normandy Tour
Susan writes: Three CTC travellers (+ 1) went on an intrepid trip. We used bikes with two wheels. We could give information about chainssets and gears etc, if we knew what they were. But the bikes definitely had two wheels...  (full report)

16 May: Evening ride to Lode
Sven writes: I arrived at Brookside with the knowledge that todays ride would be windy, with a northeasterly wind of up to 17mph expecting us. I was greeted by three riders, Neil, Tom A and Tom M. We set...  (full report)

9 May: Evening ride to Hemingford Abbots
Sven writes: The ride today was going via the busway to Hemingford Abbots, a route which is very popular and has had to be delayed a few times now due to the short stretches of bike lane that had been flooded...  (full report)

6-18 May: LEJOG 2018
Alex writes: In May 2018 four club regulars are riding a self-supported LEJOG as a team, the "Flatlands Four".Starting on Sunday 6 May, the plan is to complete the ride in 12.5 days – not least because there are firm commitments compelling us to return to real life by then...  (full report)

29 Apr: Sunday afternoon ride to Houghton
John F writes: A brutal North-Easterly wind, grey skies and the threat of rain did not deter nine riders assembling at Brookside for the afternoon ride. Perhaps it was the incentive of fruit scones – the Houghton Mill specialty – which provided the incentive...  (full report)

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