Frequently Asked Questions
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Are "Cambridge Cycling Club" and "Cambridge Town and County Cycling Club" the same club?
- Yes, "Cambridge Town and County Cycling Club" is in the official club name, but the name has been abbreviated over time. Many members refer to the Club as the "Town and County", "Cambridge C.C." or "CCC. "
How many members are there in the Club?
- Numbers vary between 200 and 300.
I am not yet 18 years old. Can I turn up to your club rides and club time trials?
- You can join our Sunday clubruns if accompanied by a parent or an adult who takes responsibility to ensure you are not left on your own. To ride our time trials you will need to join as a junior member, a condition of which is that we hold parental consent.
I am keen on cycling but I am not sure that I would be able to keep up?
- The Club offers club runs every Sunday throughout the year. Our ride leaders try to ensure nobody gets left behind. We suggest you start with the touring ride and work your way up to faster groups. With the touring ride you should be capable of riding for 40 miles at an average of 14 mph whilst riding (This will include a café stop at half distance for refreshments).
Where do the Sunday club runs leave from and at what time?
- The Sunday club runs leave at 9 am from the car park adjacent to the bus terminal at the front of Addenbrooke's Hospital. Details of other events can be found on the Calendar on our home page.
I am interested in racing but I do not know how to go about getting a ride?
- We suggest you start with one of our summer evening club time trials. You do not have to enter in advance; just turn up, sign-on and ride. If you are not a member of a cycling club you can join Cambridge CC as a day member. Club members will be happy to advise on entering and riding 'Open' events. Before submitting an entry for an open event promoted by the Club, there is an obligation on members to offer assistance in the organisation of the event and to check with the organiser that all marshalling and other necessary duties can be met.
Is the Club insured?
- The Club is insured via British Cycling and Cycling Time Trials for its normal activities. The Officers and Officials are also insured when acting on behalf of the Club. It is important to understand that the club insurance does not cover individuals. We strongly recommend that you 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.
Many of your members ride around in extremely smart white, red and blue clothing. Where can I get some of that kit?
- Club clothing is only supplied to members. Go to the Clothing Page for more information.
Where can I get more details of the club and its activities?
- We hope our website provides sufficient advice and information. You are welcome to contact a member of our Committee