Rides in Nov and Dec
Our November and December rides lists are now available. With the clocks going back on 30th October we are bracing ourselves for shorter and colder days, and our Sunday and Thursday rides are also becoming shorter as a result.
Please remember to bring your lights on all these rides: they may be needed for final part of the ride and can also be a good idea if it's misty or foggy.
Our Sunday rides change to the winter ride format just as soon as the clocks change. This means that our all-day rides start half an hour later at 09.30am and return straight home after lunch, whilst our Sunday afternoon rides start one hour earlier at 1pm, with a tea stop at 3pm. Our Thursday rides continue to start at 9.30am but the route will be shorter to reflect the shorter days.
We've also made a few changes to our other rides. Our Tuesday seniors' rides continue in November but they will stop in December and then restart in the new year. Our Wednesday evening rides will continue once a month on the night nearest the full moon. And our Saturday Social rides have just a single ride, in December.
During the Christmas holiday we're planning a reduced set of Sunday and Thursday rides, but we may add more rides depending on the weather and the availability of leaders - keep an eye on the website (and the members' email list) for the latest status.
Some of our rides still need a leader, so if you're able to lead a ride (or would like to lead an extra ride around Christmas) please contact Rupert.
New committee for 2017.
Our AGM on Sunday 17th October elected a new committee for 2017.
Honorary President: George Rich
Chair: Andy Carlyle
Secretary: John Ross
Treasurer: Mike Culnane
Runs secretary: Rupert Goodings
Registrations and publicity officer: John Seton
Welfare officer: Sharon Jackson
Web officer: Nigel Deakin
Committee members: Chris Emerson, Julia Hochbach, Tom Howes
Honorary Auditor: Malcolm Stennett
An up-to-date committee list can also be found on our About us page.
Book now for the Christmas Lunch
Our annual Christmas Lunch will be on Sunday 11th December 2016 at Bourn Golf Club. 12.30pm for 1pm.
Three courses are £23.95, two courses £19.95, with the club paying the service charge. To book, please print the menu, make your selections and send it with a cheque to the address on the form by Sun 27th Nov.
Latest ride reports
2016-10-23 Sunday ride to St Neots, Wadenhoe and Houghton
Nigel writes: Today was our final full-day ride of the season, and we ended in fine style with one of the best rides of the year: an extra-long ride which took us all the way to Northamptonshire, with dry, sunny weather giving us some gorgeous displays of autumnal leaf colour along the way... (full report)
21 Oct: Thursday ride to Withersfield and Great Yeldham
Edward writes: At Brookside nine members met, whilst over in Hauxton another nine assembled for today's ride out to Withersfield and Great Yeldham. From Hauxton Sarah (our new chairman's wife) was in charge and good order could be expected to be maintained, whilst in the city I had the leader’s role... (full report)
19 Oct: Evening ride to Hemingford Abbots
Nigel writes: With the sun now setting before 6pm, our evening rides have changed to their winter pattern and now take place one a month, on the Wednesday evening closest to the full moon. Despite these... (full report)
9 Oct: Sunday ride to Depden, Lavenham and West Wratting
Mike P writes: I arrived at Brookside to meet just three riders today, namely Eva, Tom and Mike CC later to be joined by Rupert on Chesterton Meadow. Several of the usual Sunday riders had been Audaxing on the previous day so I expected the turnout would be smaller than usual... (full report)
8 Oct: The Cambridge Autumnal 200km Audax
Nigel writes: Today was the Cambridge Autumnal 200. This was an Audax calendar event, the second to be organised by Nick Wilkinson under the banner of Cambridge Audax (the first was the Cambridge Pork Pie 200 in March)... (full report)
For older ride reports visit our blog pages