This article was published in 2013, in Newsletter 111.
Inspired by a desire to celebrate cycling as a fun and safe activity, Rob Turner of Ben Hayward Cycles has started a series of delightfully short and sociable monthly rides. Aimed at accompanying riders part of their way home from the city, these rides bring together people who want to share an enthusiasm for cycling.
They take place on the last Friday of the month at 6pm from outside the Mill pub on Mill Lane, CB1 1RX and they are known by theTwitter hashtag #CamRideHome. The rides last for about an hour and in that time easily cover five miles in the city. Most people leave part way through and continue home, a few make it back to the pub for a drink.
The first two rides in September and October were a great success with approximately 40 riders on each. Rob has chosen the same ride calendar as Critical Mass rides, but these rides are quite a different thing. The best way to find out what they’re like is to try them!