New committee for 2017-2018

At our AGM on Sunday 12th December 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.

Book now for the Christmas Lunch

Our annual Christmas Lunch will be on Sunday 10th December 2017 at Bourn Golf and Fitness Club. 12.30pm for 1pm.

Three courses are £25.95, two courses £21.95, with the club paying the service charge. To book, please print the menu, make your selections and send it with a cheque to the address on the form by Sun 26th Nov.

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

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)

16 Nov: Thursday ride to Horseheath and Kentford
Edward writes: In Hauxton sixteen riders met for our ride out to Horseheath and Kentford, with Edmund doing the honours. Back in the city Rupert led a group of nine. The weather in the morning was benign...  (full report)

12 Nov: Afternoon ride to Hauxton for the AGM
John F writes: Almost perfect cycling conditions, only slightly marred by a cold North Westerly breeze, and the prospect of an excellent tea at the AGM tempted 14 riders to set off from Brookside at 1pm...  (full report)

12 Nov: Sunday ride to Saffron Walden, Clavering and Hauxton for the AGM
Ian B writes: In response to Rupert’s recent appeal for leaders for the Nov/Dec rides, I spotted this ride to Saffron Walden and (at the time) Lower Langley. With the finish being at the AGM in Hauxton, I figured that this shorter than usual Sunday ride would be relatively stress free...  (full report)

9 Nov: Thursday ride to Gamlingay and Biggleswade
Mike P writes: Our ride from Brookside to Gamlingay and Biggleswade turned out to be an eventful one – at least for me! Seven "regular" riders joined me for the 9.15am start where we welcomed Dennis who was joining the Thursday run for the first time having recently become a Cycling UK member...  (full report)

For older ride reports visit our blog pages