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.
We would ask you read our guide on Riding with the Club and here is the Bike Radar video on basic group riding skills.
Riders 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.
- Touring14 - 14mph average
- GT15 - 15mph average
- Intermediate16 - 16mph average
- Intermediate17 - 17mph average
- Sporting - 18mph average
- SportingPlus - 18+mph average
Turning up regularly will invite approach regarding membership.
The Calendar on our home page shows the upcoming ride destinations.
If you would like to speak to someone, contact our Club Runs Captain.
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 are not qualified leaders 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.
Passing horses is an issue which demands special attention. The following advice may be helpful: -
- The Highway Code Rule 214 advice to motorists is equally applicable to all road users.
- Horses are creatures of fright and flight, therefore sudden movement or noise can cause problems for all concerned.
- Because cycles are generally quiet, when approaching from behind you may not be noticed by rider or horse until very close. Make verbal contact well in advance and reduce speed accordingly.
- Pay attention to riders' signals and heed any request to stop.
- For everyone's safety, be patient and wait for the rider to sort out any issues your presence may have raised.
- Riders may attempt to get off the road so that you can pass safely. Give them ample opportunity to do this.
- Ask the horse rider if it is safe to pass before attempting to do so.
- Pass the horse(s) slowly giving them as much space as possible. Making small talk as you pass enables horses to realise you are not from outer space.
- Riders may be riding two abreast when escorting a young, inexperienced or nervous horse (or rider). Give them a chance to sort themselves out.
- Do not get annoyed if a rider appears to ignore your consideration. They may be concentrating on controlling their horse.