Rides in July and August
Our July and August rides lists are now available with details of our programme of rides over the hottest months of the summer, with many of our rides extended slightly to take advantage of the good weather.
On Sundays our all-day rides will alternate between a longer Sunday full day ride (with an afternoon tea stop) and a shorter Sunday light day ride (which heads home after lunch), with separate Sunday afternoon rides every week. Our Sunday riders have three "home teas" at members' houses to look forward to this summer: these will be in Over, Clavering and West Wratting, and will be visited by both our rides that day.
Our Thursday rides will continue to operate with separate city and village start points to help us manage the numbers better. The two groups always meet up at coffee before dividing back into two for the ride to lunch.
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
23/24 Jul: The Three Coasts 600km Audax
Nigel writes: Just over half a year ago I made a New Year Resolution for 2016: to ride further than I have ever cycled before by completing a 300km Audax. Little did I know that by July I would have completed a ride twice as long as that: the "Three Coasts" 600km Audax... (full report)
28 Jul: Thursday ride to Withersfield and Clare
Edward writes: The unpleasant clammy heat of the last few days had abated by this morning and the thirteen members at Hauxton and the ten from Brookside met in much more pleasant conditions, at least for cycling... (full report)
27 Jul: Evening ride to Newton
Nigel writes: My wheelmates on tonight's ride were Gareth, Ray, Dmitris, Neil, Sven and Camille. It was a bright, sunny evening and at the start of the ride the temperature was a warm and very agreeable 22C... (full report)
26 Jul: Sunday afternoon ride to Braughing
John F writes: Ideal cycling weather, one of our favourite tea stops (St Mary’s church hall in Braughing), and our best cycling terrain enticed only four riders to join Ray at Brookside for the 1.30 pm... (full report)
21 Jul: Thursday ride to Cottenham and Ely
Edward writes: After a few oppressively hot days this morning began just slightly more bearable, although later in the afternoon it would again become very humid. Fourteen riders assembled in Haslingfield,... (full report)
For older ride reports visit our blog pages