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Last night I attended a Wednesday night cycle ride with the Cambridge CTC. It is one of many weekly rides hosted by the CTC and run by members. Held weekly during summer months, the Wednesday evening ride takes about two hours and features a pub stop towards the end. There is no official leader or runs list, rather the route is debated at the start point and sometimes changed along the way. The fact that I turned up on a fixed gear shaped the route, and the decision was made to do a flat 36mile loop around the fens. Although parts were off road, the paths and roads was relatively smooth. It had been a pretty warm day in town so it was a relief to cycle into cooler air punctuated with short rain bursts. Overall, it was a lovely opportunity to see more of Cambridge and the countryside that surrounds it, chat to locals and experience some of the unique cycling facilities in place, such as new cycle bridges, riverside paths and solar powered LED lights on cycle paths. Oh and I also got to cycle near some very wooly cattle.
Nigel Deakin has written a great review of the ride and made a map of the route.
View 2011-08-03 CTC Evening ride to Horningsea in a larger map
Some images I took of the ride: