Leisurely rides

Cambridge Wheels – Circular Leisurely Rides around Cambridge

Lorraine’s leisurely loop

Cambridge
Great Shelford
Little Shelford
Whittlesford
Duxford
Over A505
Thriplow
Fowlmere
Shepreth or Foxton
Barrington
Over Chapel Hill
Haslingfield
Barton for tea
Cambridge

Nigel’s favourite Kingston ride

Cambridge
Coton footpath
Madingley
South to A1303 roundabout
Hardwick
Toft
Kingston
Great Eversden
Little Eversden
Harlton
Haslingfield
Barton
Burwell Manor Farm teashop for tea
Back to Cambridge using the cycle path alongside the A603

Sarah’s train-assisted Essex ride including strip lynchets

Cambridge
Great Shelford
Little Shelford
Whittlesford
Duxford
Ickleton past windmill
Coploe Hill and strip lynchets
Littlebury or Strethall
Saffron Walden
Tea at Audley End or centre of Saffron Walden
Train from Audley End station to Cambridge

The Cambridge Wheel challenge – 43 miles

Cambridge to Coton
Coton to Madingley
Madingley to Dry Drayton
Dry Drayton to Hardwick
Hardwick to Comberton
Comberton to Toft
Toft to Kingston
Kingston to Great Eversden
Gt Eversden to Harlton
Harlton to Haslingfield
Haslingfield to Barrington
Barrington to Shepreth
Shepreth to Meldreth
Meldreth to Melboun
Melbourn to Fowlmere
Fowlmere to Thriplow
Thriplow to Newton
Newton to Little Shelford
Little Shelford to Great Shelford
Great Shelford to Trumpington
Trumpington to Grantchester
Grantchester to Cambridge

The Bottisham Challenge – 50 miles circular

Bottisham to Six Mile Bottom
West Wratting
Withersfield
Great Thurlow
Great Bradley
Cowlinge
Lidgate
Dalham
Gazeley
Moulton
Pack Horse Bridge
Kennett
Chippenham
Fordham
Wicken
Upware
Swaffham Prior
Swaffham Bulbeck
Bottisham

Sarah’s “up-North” windmill ride – 30 miles

Cambridge to Girton via Huntingdon Road
Girton to Oakington
Oakington to Longstanton
Longstanton to Swavesey
Swavesey to Over
Over to Willingham
Willingham to Rampton
Rampton to Cottenham
Cottenham to Histon
Histon to Cambridge

No refreshment stops except pubs. Village shops open for food and drink purchases.

Anglesey Abbey tea stop rides

  • Fulbourn and the Wilbrahams to Quy. Tea at Quy Hotel or Anglesey Abbey.
  • Bottisham and the Swaffhams
  • St Ives via Swavesey

Train-assisted rides:

  • Ashwell and Morden to Cambridge. Tea at Barton.
  • Audley End to Cambridge (west) – tea at Chilford Hall vineyard in sculpture garden.
  • Ely via Grunty Fen and Coveney – tea at Old Fire Engine House