Saturday morning cycle ride
A traditional ‘cycling club run’ loosely organised to accommodate a broad range of cycling ability.
Group ride. Start as a single group at moderate pace. Stop and split into smaller groups as appropriate once out of town. Speeds and distances vary.
Non Members: Free
10:30 am: Impington Sports Centre
We leave the start as a single group and stop to divide into smaller groups based on ability and intended cycling speed once we are out of town. We do not specifically cater for complete beginners though our routes typically remain within 5-10 miles of Cambridge so turning for home early is always an option.
Cyclists are expected to be reasonably self-sufficient (i.e. bike in working order and equipped to repair a puncture) though the group will wait in the event of a puncture and won’t leave anyone without their consent. The groups normally stop at a cafe after about two hours. The ride home takes just under an hour.
Tuesday Chaingang (Summer only – restarts in April)
A group ride in which riders take short turns at the front to keep the pace high. This ride follows the same fixed route each week. It’s about 25 miles long. Riders start in suitably sized groups. Ideally each group is between six and fifteen riders of roughly similar ability. We try to organise this at the start and set the groups off fastest to slowest. If you start with a group that’s too fast for you you can drop back to a following group.
The idea is to ride through and off all the way round.
There is one significant hill: Chapel Hill between Haslingfield and Barrington). The groups re-group at Barrington before continuing. The group must wait if anyone has an accident, a mechanical problem or is held up at a junction. There is no need to wait if someone punctures.
6:30pm: Junction of Adams and Wilberforce roads.
Non Members: Free
Turbo training (Winter only)
NOTE: TUESDAY EVENINGS!!
NOTE: NEW VENUE FOR 2019 – 2020. HISTON JUNIOR SCHOOL . 7pm.
Progressive structured training from November (first session 12/11/2019) through March.
Non Members: £8
You’ll need: your bike, cycling shoes, cycling shorts and suitable clothing for getting sweaty; a drink bottle (there is a tap for refilling); a towel for sweat management and your turbo trainer. If you have a block or front wheel stand and a Heart Rate Monitor bring those too (these are not essential – don’t worry if you don’t have them). There are showers if you prefer to wash before going home.The Club has a small number of turbo trainers available to enable newcomers to try before buying and to help those who are unable to bring their own. These must be reserved a day or two before each session by email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The sessions are structured and progressive, focussing initially on technique and economy and then on cardiovascular development.
They are suitable for (and attended by) cyclists of all abilities from 15 years old upwards.
If you are intrested in Time trials there are some held by two local cycle clubs. To get more details click on the links
Other local cycling
During the summer there are a number of sessions on weekday evenings. See Turbo Training thread for winter midweek cycling. The Cambridge CC Sunday club run leaves Addenbrookes bus stop at 9am year round.