We have a winner!

The Motorcycle Charity Treasure Hunt devised by Janet Pinion took place on Sunday. Congratulations & thanks to Janet and all those who took part, raising £280 along the way for East Anglian Air Ambulance

Janet has penned an account of the day, listed all the clues (you’ll have to figure the locations out yourself), credited those who completed the entire hunt and detailed the involvement of a retired WSB champion in selecting a winner from the successful entries. Click here to read all about the day and discover the identity of the resourceful & lucky winner!

June 20th – Sunday ride to Hertford

Mark Pawson leads from Tesco Milton to Hertford on Sunday 20th June. Ride tail-ended by Ian Dunckley

With great weather in prospect and a maximum of sixteen bikes this ride is likely to prove popular, so email Catherine now to reserve your place

Full details in the Events Calendar

2x rideouts on 6th June

2 rides to choose from on 6th June! Both leaders have specified a maximum number of bikes. Email Catherine now to book your place

Tesco Milton
Matt Howes leads, Janet Pinion tails. Ride limited to 15 bikes
Matt rides northeast into Norfolk, stopping for food at Walkers Snacks, Barton Mills. Ride ends Whittlesford Parkway

McDonalds, Caxton Gibbet
Ian Dunckley leads, Patrick Ryan tails. Ride limited to 12 bikes
Ian leads a challenging loop on lesser-know, winding Bedfordshire roads. After a breakfast stop in Olney the ride ends back at Caxton Gibbet

Briefings at 9:20am. Rides depart 9:30am. Please arrive fully-fueled
Maps of departure points here

Motorcycle Charity Treasure Hunt

Ride our Charity Treasure Hunt on Sunday 13th June! £10 entry fee per bike, all proceeds to East Anglian Air Ambulance. Dinner for two with wine at our 2021 Christmas meal for the prize winner

Click here to download the entry form
Update: closing date for entries extended to Friday 11th June

Ride solo, with a pillion, or in a small group. Clues emailed at Saturday 12th at 6:00pm. Solve the clues, plan your route… and submit location selfies by Sunday 13th at 9:00pm. If all locations are correctly identified the total mileage is likely to be under 200 miles, depending on the route devised

Treasure locations all lie within or close to Cambridgeshire county boundary, each with a motorcycle connection. Crack the clues by any means you can, and visit as many self as possible before the deadline. Good luck!

THIS IS NOT A RACE
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN RIDING & SAFETY

This charity event suggested & devised by Janet Pinion


3 rideouts on 16th May

We are pleased to offer three rides on Sunday 16th May, all departing the Cambridge area but heading in different directions & offering different styles of breakfast stop

In line with Covid restrictions, each outing is strictly limited to six riders

BP Caldecote
Catherine Ryan leads, Keith Bartlett tails
From a new departure point in Caldecote, this ride heads southwest through the winding B-roads of Bedfordshire and crosses the beautiful Woburn Estate. The breakfast stop is at Frosts Garden Centre, in genteel Woburn Sands


Tesco Milton
Matt Howes leads, Mark Fox tails
This rideout winds north through Cambridgeshire to a trucker’s breakfast stop at the renowned Stibbington Diner (located just off A1, near the Nene Valley Railway). Looping south again, the ride finishes at the A14 Cambridge Services


BP Newmarket Road, Cambridge
Patrick Ryan leads, Barry D tails
Pass through Mildenhall & Mundford on the way to a farm near Watton, where hosts Clare & Alex will BBQ locally-sourced bacon for a bacon-roll breakfast with tea or coffee. Patrick will ask participants for £5 in advance to secure breakfast. The ride ends back at BP in Cambridge


Briefings at 9:20am. Rides depart 9:30am. Please arrive fully-fueled
Maps of all departure points can be found here
Email Catherine now to book your place!

Updated: 3x rides on 2nd May

Mark Pawson & Barry D have added a third ride from A14 Cambridge Services
All three rides on this day are now fully subscribed

McDonalds, Caxton Gibbet
Ian Dunckley leads, Ian Beeby tails
A twisting circuit around the the lesser known villages and B-roads of central & north Bedfordshire with plenty of opportunities to practise your use of the vanishing point. Our breakfast stop is in Ampthill

Tesco Ely
Janet Pinion leads, Terry Jacobs tails
From Ely through Swavesey & Boxworth to the breakfast stop at the Ambiance Café in St Neots. The return will pass through Kimbolton and Ramsey before finishing in Stretham

A14 Cambridge Services
Mark Pawson leads, Barry D tails
This ride is open to full members only. From the A14 services it’s west to Olney in Buckinghamshire, where several coffee shops are trading and we will take an outdoor break

Please arrive fully-fueled and in time for the 9:20am briefing and 9:30am depart
Maps of all departure points can be found here

18th April – three Sunday rides!

Update: these rides are now all fully subscribed

Tesco Royston
Mark Fox leads, Tom Jacobs tails

BP Newmarket Road, Cambridge
Keith Tremeer leads, Mark Pawson tails

Tesco Milton
Catherine Ryan leads, Janet Pinion tails

All rides depart at 9:30am. Please arrive fully-fueled and in time for the 9:20am briefing. See the Events Calendar for further details of these rides. Maps of departure points can be found here

Easter Sunday – rides resume!

The Lockdown Roadmap relaxes the rules from March 29th, with up to six people allowed to meet outdoors whilst adhering strictly to social distancing. We are therefore delighted to offer two rides on Easter Sunday – one from the familiar Tesco Milton departure point, and a second from a new departure point at the McDonalds car park, Caxton Gibbet. Details of both locations can be found here

See the Events Calendar for full details, especially if you are unfamiliar with group riding following the Buddy System

Girl on a Bike presentation

Our sister group Cambridge Advanced Motorists is hosting a Zoom meeting on Wednesday 17th March at 7:30pm with Vanessa Ruck, author The Girl on a Bike, and have extended an invitation to our members. Read about Vanessa’s recovery from a bicycle accident and subsequent embrace of motorcycling at her Girl on a Bike blog, or watch the YouTube video just below

To request the meeting credentials please contact our Club Secretary Graham Maile using this link

20th December – two rides!

With promising weather and two outings to choose from, why not email Catherine now for a place on the last Sunday ride of 2020? Join either Tom Jacobs & Keith Bartlett on a departure from Milton, or Keith Tremeer & Ian Dunckley on an outing from Fourwentways

Tom outlines the ride from Milton

Traveling up the A10 to Stretham, we then follow the A1123 towards Soham and on to Prickwillow. From there we will ride up towards Hilgay and choose an extended route (adds 20 miles) to Stoke Ferry, or head straight to our rest stop at Baytree of Hilgay. The restaurant offers hot drinks & breakfasts, and has outside table seating and toilet facilities

The return ride takes us through the fens and on to Chatteris, along a favourite twisty stretch of road to our end point at Morrisons Saint Ives. Our finish time will be around 1:00pm, having covered ~80 miles

Keith outlines the ride from Fourwentways

Leaving Fourwentways, we’ll skirt south of Linton and then take to the countryside, passing through Withersfield, Lidgate, Barrow & Kentford before arriving at Fordham, where we have a reservation in the outside area of the coffee shop at Simpson Garden Centre. Free-standing heaters will be to hand for those feeling chilly, and toilet facilities will be available on-site

Our return trip will take us through Stretham, Earith & Godmanchester, before finishing at the A14 Cambridge Services, where we should arrive before 1:30pm. Total distance ~85 miles