Rides in May and June

We're now approaching the longest days of summer, and our May and June rides lists contains our suggestions for how to enjoy them.

The main changes take place on Sundays, where we're offering a mix of rides which we hope will offer something for everyone. Our morning departures (from Brookside at 9am) will roughly alternate between what we're calling light day rides, which stop for morning coffee and lunch before returning back to Cambridge around 4pm, and full day rides which stop for tea as well, aiming to return before 6pm. In addition our afternoon rides depart from Brookside at either 1.30pm or 2pm with a stop for tea.

All our other rides continue as normal. Our hugely-popular rides every Thursday continue with parallel village and city centre starts points but the same coffee and lunch stops. Our evening rides continue every Wednesday. Our senior cyclists' group continues to meet for lunch every Tuesday, and our leisurely Saturday short social rides take place twice a month.

Latest ride reports

26 May: Thursday ride to Ashwell and Ardeley
Edward writes: Our last Thursday ride in this glorious month of May brought us to Haslingfield and Brookside in a coolish morning but the promise of an improvement as the day went along. In fact this is (more)

25 May: Evening ride to Quy
Nigel writes: It was unusually cold this evening - about 10C, cold enough for me to wear the winter jacket and longs that I had not expected to use again until the autumn. However, despite the chilly temperature and the dull, overcast sky, the weather was dry with virtually no wind. (more)

22 May: Cambridge Suffolk Eye-full 200 Perm Audax
Nigel writes: I'm continuing to work my way through the excellent series of local Audax routes designed by Nick Wilkinson and described on the Cambridge Audax website. Today I rode the Cambridge Suffolk Eye-full 200 Perm. (more)

29 May: Thursday ride to Newmarket and West Stow
Edward writes: Once again, with only ten cyclists at Hauxton, this represented a much lower number for a "village start" Thursday ride, but welcome nonetheless as it is much easier to control a group of this size. (more)

14/15 May: Bryan Chapman Memorial 600km audax
Alex writes: The Bryan Chapman Memorial ("BCM") is Audax UK's blue riband annual audax calendar event.The idea is simple: cycle from the bottom of Wales (Chepstow) to near the top (Menai) and back. That's 600km (372 miles). (more)

For older ride reports visit our blog pages