May 14th 2006 – Windmills
Windmills Ride to Willingham and Over where we can take tea and visit inside a windmill. The route will go through Oakington and Longstanton to Willingham, returning via Over through Rampton, Cottenham and Histon.
June 11th 2006 – Cambourne
This ride will explore the routes to and from this new settlement to the west of Cambridge. We shall tour around Cambourne itself to discover for ourselves how attractive it is for cycling.
July 9th 2006 – Open Studios
Each July Cambridge artists throw open their studios to the general public at weekends. What better way of enjoying a Summer Art festival than a bike ride around five or six of the studios. This is a great opportunity to experience art and enjoy interesting homes and gardens. Some of the artists have works about bicycles, so don’t forget your cheque book!
In 2005 a new cycle route opened to Ely. It has long sections off road, and passes through gentle, serene open country. On the way we pass National Trust property at Wicken Fen, where we shall take tea. We shall finish the ride along the river into Ely, and return by train to Cambridge. The number of bikes we can take on the train is at the discretion of the senior conductor. We may have to split the group up at Ely station, travelling back on several trains. There are four trains an hour at around that time, and the adult rail fare is £4.10.
You can view the route we will be taking using our online mapping system.
This ride will start by spending 2 hours picking berries around Cambridge. We shall return to Romsey, off Mill Road for tea and to process the berries into Jam. We did this last year and everyone went away with a few jars of delicious blackberry and apple jam. Bring some jars, and tubs for collecting berries.