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

CTC Cambridge Summer Barbecue

We are pleased to announce a Summer Barbecue event on Sunday 13th August. This will be hosted by Sarah and Andy at their house in Little Chesterford and will run all afternoon with lots of nice food and good company. For this event, we want to make it completely clear that "BBQ means BBQ".

The cost is £6, which includes all the food plus soft drinks, tea and coffee. Please book and pay in advance using this form by 31st July.

We plan to limit numbers to 40 people, on a "first come, first served" basis, with priority given to club members. Initial bookings are therefore restricted to club members only. Guest places (one guest per member) may be available later - but only if numbers permit. Rupert Goodings

Latest ride reports

20 Jul:Thursday ride to Ashwell and Willington
Edward writes: This Thursday our ride would take us westward to Ashwell and on to Willington for lunch with Tony leading from Hauxton (fifteen riders) and Rupert leading from the city with six riders...  (full report)

19 Jul: Evening ride to Barrington
Nigel writes: My companions for tonight's ride were Seb, Camille, Ray and Will: given the growing importance of good food on these evening rides it felt appropriate that 40% of tonight's group were from France...  (full report)

13 Jul: Thursday ride to Horseheath and Castle Hedingham
Edward writes: Our destination this Thursday was Castle Hedingham which would be one of our longest rides this summer and today under the leadership of Sarah, perhaps with a little help from Andy. There...  (full report)

13 Jul: Evening ride to Babraham
Nigel writes: The weather forecast was right: after a rather cloudy day the sky cleared and the sun came out, allowing us a gorgeous evening ride in the low evening sunshine. Joining me in this very pleasant activity were Camille, Dimitris, Mark, Neil, Tom, and John...  (full report)

9 Jul: Sunday ride to Ely and Chippenham
Nigel writes: It's high summer, and today was a suitably hot and rather humid day, with a temperature of 20C at the start and rising to over 25C during the afternoon, and although there was plenty of cloud around it there was enough sun to leave me slightly sunburned by the end of the day (oops)...  (full report)

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