Rides in July and August

We have now started our rides programme for July and August. We're taking advantage of the sunny weather and the longer days to have some longer rides so that we can visit more distant destinations. But we have also kept some shorter rides in the mix for those who prefer a lighter option.

Summer is also the time for the delights of home teas and we have three Sunday events to enjoy this year. We start with a home tea in Foxton. We then have a summer Barbecue lasting all afternoon on 13th August (book here) and on 27th August we have two rides - a longer all-day ride and an afternoon ride - which enjoy a home tea in West Wratting. How can you resist - just remember to pump up your tyres to handle the extra weight as you head home after these treats.

Lastly, and importantly, we still need more of you to volunteer to lead our rides. Leading is not difficult, and we are always happy to help with route planning. Our rides cannot go ahead without a leader, so we would welcome more offers to lead the rides. If you are new to leading, I can recommend the Sunday afternoon rides as a good place to start. Rupert Goodings

Latest ride reports

17 Aug: Thursday ride to St Neots and Thurleigh
Edward writes: Our ride today was always going to be at the top of the distance we do on Thursdays with a trip out to St Neots and Thurleigh in north Bedfordshire. We had quite a bit of overnight rain and the forecast reckoned it would stop by 9am and then an improvement as the day went on...  (full report)

16 Aug: Evening ride to Lode
Nigel writes: Tonight was a classic late-summer evening ride, a relaxed jaunt into the hills east of Cambridge. Joining me at Brookside to enjoy the warm, dry weather were Paul, Dimitris, Camille, John, Neil, Tom and Seb...  (full report)

13 Aug: Sunday ride to Thaxted and Little Chesterford
Nigel writes: Today was the day of the club's Summer Barbecue, so today's all-day ride was rather shorter than usual, with a later start, a later coffee stop (rebranded as "brunch") and bringing us to Andy and Sarah's house in time for the start of the barbecue at 2pm...  (full report)

30 Jul - 4 Aug: Alex's London-Edinburgh-London
Alex writes: I entered London-Edinburgh-London (LEL) in September 2015, just 18 months after I had starting cycling, and with only a handful of 200 km audaxes, and one 300 km audax, to my name. LEL is Audax UK’s flagship grand randonée event; it takes place every four years...  (full report)

10 Aug: Thursday ride to Swavesey and Ely
Edward writes: Yesterday was dreadful, with heavy rain most of the day, but by this morning the rain had cleared and although the skies were overcast the forecast was good. This encouraged eleven riders out to Hauxton with John S leading and a further six at Brookside with Dr J as their leader...  (full report)

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