Rides in Sept and Oct

We are pleased to announce our rides lists for September and October. We have squeezed a few more longer rides on Sundays and Thursdays to take advantage of your well-honed cycling legs after a good summer of riding. And we've also added a last set of visits to the popular church hall teas in Braughing and Wicken to keep the club cakeaholics happy.

Starting in September, we are trialling a new shorter afternoon ride on alternate Sundays. These are aimed at beginners who would like to try a Sunday afternoon ride ans find our normal afternoon rides a little too arduous, though of course we hope it will be attractive to afternoon regulars too. We also hope some new leaders will volunteer to try their hand at leading with these shorter rides.

Leaders are still needed for many of our other rides as well. A big club thank you to everyone who has already volunteered. But more volunteers are needed to fill the gaps - please do take a look at the ride lists and get in touch with me if you are able to lead one. Rupert Goodings

Latest ride reports

6 Sep: Evening ride to Balsham
Nigel writes: There were six of us on tonight's ride, with a seventh joining us at the pub. The nights are drawing in rapidly now, and the sun set after little more than an hour. The Bull in Balsham is...  (full report)

31 Aug: Thursday ride to Saffron Walden and Clare
Edward writes:Twenty cyclists met at Haslingfield Green in near ideal conditions for today's ride out to Saffron Walden and lunch at Clare. There was only the gentlest of wind, a nice temperature and only...  (full report)

30 Aug: Evening ride to Hemingford Abbots
Nigel writes:Tonight was a premonition of autumn. Although the evening was dry following a day of light rain, the temperature was unexpectedly cold. It was just over 10C at the start of the ride and although...  (full report)

27 Aug: Afternoon ride to West Wratting
John writes: One guest (William) and a new CTC rider (David) joined me and seven others in perfect weather for the afternoon ride to West Wratting. We hope to see the new-comers again soon but we cannot guarantee a tea up to the standard of Leslie and Peter's home tea...  (full report)

27 Aug: Sunday ride to Clare, Greenstead Green and West Wratting
Nigel writes: Today's ride was advertised as a "Sunday longer ride", one of an occasional series that are intended to push the distance up slightly from our normal rides and allow us to ride further afield than usual...  (full report)

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