Monday, 20 January 2020

Research on Gender and Cycling Clubs

We have received a request to help with a research project at the University of Cambridge, on gender issues in cycling clubs and the way mixed-sex clubs operate and function. The primary researcher, Isobel Duxfield, would like to conduct short face-to-face interviews with club members (of any gender!) over the next month, in or around Cambridge. The interviews will be confidential and any personal information will be treated strictly confidentially. If you’d like to help Isobel, please contact her directly at I.C. Duxfield 

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Winter Club Runs

When the roads are wet, and always throughout the months of Greenwich Mean Time (end of October - end of March), to avoid spraying other members of the group with mud and water from their back wheel, riders are expected to fit a full length rear mudguard with a mudflap extending to within three or four inches of the ground. To be effective, the flap needs to be considerably longer than you might expect. Customised Cambridge CC mud flaps can be ordered from the Clothier

Ride leaders may exclude riders not so equipped from the group or require them to ride at the back.

At other times of the year, in the event that a group finds itself on unexpectedly wet roads, the expected courtesy is for those without a rear mudguard to ride at the back of the group.

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Free Jerseys for Sunday Club-run Ride Leaders

Active Jersey
The Committee agreed last night to continue the Free Jersey for Ride Leaders for a second year. Those who claimed last year are eligible to claim again this year.

The entitlement to a free jersey will be made to the Club Runs Captain who will validate claims. The jersey will be a short-sleeved summer jersey from the Kalas Active Collection (long or short zip) in standard Club colours.

We will need to know what size to order. Those not wanting an Active jersey can choose any item of kit from the product list and pay the difference.

Criteria for claiming a free jersey: -
- Current Club member.
- Led 6 rides as advertised on the Calendar. That is to say members must have agreed in advance to lead 6 rides, turned up on the day and led each of their 6 rides.
- Claims to be made before the year end whereupon a bulk order will be placed with Kalas in January 2021.

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Alternative route through St Neots

On approaching St Neots from the west on Bushmead Road (from Roxton or Thurleigh) at the mini RAB turn right, rather than left towards the town centre. Take first left (Shakespeare Road) immediately after the Waggon & Horses and after 160 metres you will see the cycle path as the road bears left. Follow the signs until you arrive at Barford Road. Turn left towards the RAB and pick up B1046 to Abbotsley.