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Cambridge Cycling Club

Club Runs

The Blue Egg. Photo: Ramona Loveridge

The Club organises Sunday morning rides that take place throughout the year.

We welcome newcomers but if you are under 18 years old go to our Juniors page.

You do not need to be a member to join our clubruns but you do need to read our risk assessment for this activity and you may find the Bike Radar video on basic group riding skills helpful, as well as the guide to riding with our Club.

We meet in the car park adjacent to the Bus Station at the front entrance to Addenbrooke's for a 9am start. There is usually a café stop at mid-distance. Rides are organised on a regular basis, as below. Quoted speeds are whilst riding and may be slower in winter and faster in summer. Be aware that our ride leaders are not obliged to turn up when fog and/or ice are forecast.

When the roads are wet, and always throughout the months of Greenwich Mean Time (end of October - end of March), to avoid spraying other members of the group with mud and water from their back wheel, riders are expected to fit a full length rear mudguard with a mudflap extending to within three or four inches of the ground. To be effective, the flap needs to be considerably longer than you might expect. Customised Cambridge CC mud flaps are available from the Clothier.

Ride leaders may exclude riders not so equipped from the group or require them to ride at the back.

At other times of the year, in the event that a group finds itself on unexpectedly wet roads, the expected courtesy is for those without a rear mudguard to ride at the back of the group.

Touring14 - 14mph average
GT15 - 15mph average
ST16 - 16mph average
Intermediate17 - 17mph average
Sporting - 18mph average
SportingPlus - 18+mph average

The Calendar on our home page shows the upcoming ride destinations.

If you would like to speak to someone, contact our Club Runs Captain.

Top Tips for being a courteous cyclist

Cycling Weekly article on Ride With Cambridge CC

Insurance

Club Insurance does not cover claims made against individuals participating in a club ride.

Anyone taking part in a group ride or club run, irrespective of whether they consider another to be the Leader, is responsible for their own actions. It is important to note that a club run is not considered to be a formally led or coached activity, consequently our ride leaders do not need to be qualified and routes are not risk assessed. Therefore we strongly recommend that participants obtain third party liability insurance either through; British Cycling 0161 274 2000; Cycling UK (also known as the Cyclists Touring Club) 0844 736 8450; a commercial source or as an endorsement to household insurance.

No cover is provided by club insurance if your bike is accidentally damaged or stolen. Household contents insurance MAY provide cover.

Horses

Passing horses is an issue which demands special attention. The following advice may be helpful: -