New website

CTC Cambridge will soon have a new website! It isn't completely finished yet but whilst we add the finishing touches we're inviting people to try it out and tell us what they think. The new website is at ctccambridge.org.uk (without the hyphen). Please take a look!

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.

Rides in November or December

Our November and December rides lists are now available. We are into our winter rides now, so our Sunday and Thursday rides are all a bit shorter to try and avoid riding in the dark. But always remember to bring lights on these rides in case we get delayed. Our Wednesday evening rides are now just monthly, aligned to the full moons - but you still need to bring good lights!  

To lighten the mood you can put the AGM and the Christmas lunch dates into your diaries. These are two good chances to socialise and enjoy a meal together, with the added option of a club ride to both events.

Lastly, our regular call for leaders. There are still several of these winter rides that need a leader. It works best when we share the leading and everyone does a few leads each set. So if you haven't volunteered yet, please contact Rupert to put your name down. Rupert Goodings.

Electric bikes: mid drive or hub drive?

Thinking of buying an electric bike? One of the most important things to consider is what kind of drive to chose. Mike Stapleton has written an article describing the two main types available.

Latest ride reports

7 Dec: Thursday ride to Potton and Sandy
Peter W writes: Prior to today's ride there had been some second thoughts about the lunch venue and whether this would entail an overlong return journey to Cambridge and Haslingfield. The upshot was an agreed shortening of the return ride by moving the lunch top to Gunn's Café in Sandy...  (full report)

6 Dec: Evening ride to Lode
Nigel writes: With heavy rain predicted for the following day, and snow and ice forecast for the weekend, it looked (and continues to look) as if tonight would be the last dry, mild evening of the year: cloudy and with a temperature of about 9C all evening...  (full report)

3 Dec: Sunday ride to Newmarket and Chippenham
Ian B writes: Seven of us (Alan, Alex, John E, Geoff, Sheila, Simon and myself) met up at Brookside looking forward to a day's ride out to Newmarket and Chippenham and a rest from the rubbish weather which has blighted our recent rides...  (full report)

26 Nov: Sunday afternoon ride to Wicken Fen
Greg writes: The day dawned cold and crisp – as I looked at the frost on the garden I pitied the all day riders braving the early morning – expecting that the weather would warm up significantly by lunch time...  (full report)

19 Nov: Sunday ride to Potton and Baldock
Nigel writes: A fine, if rather cold, autumn morning brought our a good turnout for today's ride, with a total of ten riders assembling at the start. Our leader today was Alex, who led us there along a...  (full report)

For older ride reports visit our blog pages