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CTC Cambridge

A bikers dozen

The rules were changed on 17th May as part of the government roadmap out of lockdown. We can now gather in larger groups of 30 and the "rule of six" now only applies to indoor gatherings, notably inside seating in cafes.

We think a group of 30 is far too large for our rides and we plan a more modest increase to groups of up to 12 riders. This means that we will continue to operate with booked rides where you must contact the leader in advance of the ride to book a place.   

Leaders will also have the option to set a lower limit than 12 if they prefer. Please read our Supplementary Guide for Riders while Covid-19 restrictions apply.

The limit of twelve should also allow us to use indoor cafe stops by splitting into two separate groups of six. Government restrictions still set a maximum group of six individuals from different households for indoor seating. As cafes reopen, we also think it is a good idea to limit the numbers that arrive together at any one cafe.

Birthday buffs

CTC Cambridge is 100! The plaque on the bench at Brookside recalls that our first ride met there on 11th May 1921.

To celebrate, we've had some colourful club buffs (neckwarmers) made, bearing our name and the words "100 years of social cycling". These will be distributed on rides throughout our centenary year. Yasmin, Treasurer

We are 100!

CTC Cambridge celebrates its 100th birthday on 11th May 2021, a century after our first ride set off from Brookside in Cambridge. Just as soon as we can we'll be arranging events to celebrate 100 years of social cycling 1921-2021.


A club ride sets off from Brookside, Cambridge.

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. Bring a face covering with you. Booking is required for all rides.

Units

Saturday 19th Jun: 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 Bourn, The Stove cafe. FULLY BOOKED. This ride is now fully booked, but there are similar rides in future weeks. Leader: Ian Wright (07907 774939).

Sunday 20th Jun: Sunday full day booked ride (moderateThis ride is graded as "moderate". We will go at a steady touring pace, averaging around 12 mph. More, approx 78 miles126 km: a longer ride) Meet at 8.00am at Brookside. Coffee is at Stradishall, Cafe 33. Picnic stop at Moulton, Packhorse bridge. Earlier start than usual. Booking essential: contact the leader to book your place. Leader: Peter Hutchison (01223 722204 (home), 07758 158720 (mob)).

Sunday 20th Jun: Sunday morning booked ride (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 9.30am at Brookside. Coffee is at Chippenham, La Hogue. Booking essential: contact the leader to book your place. Leader: David Secher (07989 380148).

Wednesday 23rd Jun: Midweek social booked ride (moderateThis ride is graded as "moderate". We will go at a steady touring pace, averaging around 12 mph. More, approx 40 miles64 km) Meet at 10.00am at Brookside. Coffee is at Waresley Park Garden Centre. Booking essential: contact the leader to book your place. May include some off-road riding - wider tyres advised. Leader: Ian Wright (07907 774939).

Thursday 24th Jun: Midweek booked ride - city (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 9.15am at Brookside. Coffee is at Clavering, Poppies Barn. Booking essential: contact the leader to book your place. Leader: Ray Miller (07910 591846).

Thursday 24th Jun: Midweek booked ride - southern (moderateThis ride is graded as "moderate". We will go at a steady touring pace, averaging around 12 mph. More, approx 58 miles93 km) Meet at 9.30am at Great Shelford, Square and Compasses. Coffee is at Henham, Clifford's Tea Room. Booking essential: contact the leader to book your place. Leader: Andy Carlyle (07860 676168).
For rides after 24 Jun see our rides list.

Latest ride reports

10 Jun: Midweek booked ride to Saffron Walden
Simon writes: What a lot of new faces the club is beginning to see now that the lockdown is being relaxed! Every time I've led this new-era Thursday ride so far, we’ve met either someone new to CTC Cambridge,... (full report)

13 May: Thursday booked ride to Newport
Simon writes: With the growing number of interested applicants for each week's Thursday ride, a decision had to be made; do I disappoint a third of them and inhibit the club's post lockdown recovery, or... (full report)

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