Sunset supper

Many thanks to Keith Tremeer (accompanied by pillion Maria Luiza) for leading 10 bikers on his early evening fish’n’chip run to Hunstanton last Thursday. Keith cleverly steered around the showers and Catherine, Chris, Graham, Keith, Mick, Nigel, Patrick, Pete, Phil, Stephen & Terry happily enjoyed an al fresco supper taking in the view over the Wash. Night-time fell during the ride home, so riders bade each other farewell under the carpark lights in Huntingdon. A wonderful outing!

Photographs courtesy of Pete Webb

Barry D’s all-day ride to Kent

Still a couple of places for full members on Barry D’s all-day ride to Kent

The outbound journey
Departing 8:30am from Cambridge Services we take the M11/M25 to the Queen Elizabeth bridge. Once over the Thames it’s west on the A225 and a few back roads to Biggin Hill and the Spitfire Cafe for breakfast
We then travel south & east past Ashford to the sea at Hythe. It’s then north and east to Temple Ewell and Dover before descending to St Margaret’s Bay for lunch around 1:00pm

And home again
Leaving St Margaret’s Bay we head north towards Kingsdown and take the coast road to Deal Castle. The pier comes into view on the right as we arrive in Deal. Following a short tour of Deal’s backstreets we head west past Sandwich before turning north for Herne Bay & the north Kent coast. It’s then west for Faversham and hamlets leading to the Hook and Hatchet for refreshments before the final push home
It’s north along smaller roads for Maidstone, a burst on the M2, west to Northfleet & Greenhithe and on to the Dartford Crossing. Emerging from the tunnel we take the M25 & M11 home

Ride starts & ends at Cambridge Services (A14 junction 28). Email Barry to request a place 

Sunday ride to the Giddy Goat

Sunday 3rd September: our next group-organised ride – to the Giddy Goat Café in Riseley!

Led by Ian Dunckley & tailed by Steve Alsop, this ride sets out from BP Childerley Gate on an hour-long journey via Papworth, St Neots & Great Staughton to the Giddy Goat Café. After a leisurely breakfast riders continue westward to Sharnbrook, then follow the meanders of the Great Ouse to Great Barford. The route passes over the A1 and on to Abbotsley before finishing at Caxton Gibbet after ~84 miles in total.

Departure point:  BP Childerley Gate, St Neots Road, CB23 8AY   { what3words  ///pigtails.kilts.trucks }.
Ride limited to 16 participants. Please arrive fully fuelled ready for the 9:20am briefing

Email Catherine now to request your place on this ride!

Fish’n’Chip run to Hunstanton

Join Keith Tremeer’s early-evening fish’n’chip run to Hunstanton on Thursday 24th August. Keith sketches out his trip to the coast …

We’ll set out from Tesco Milton at 4:00pm, initially heading north-east along the B1102 towards Fordham, then north through Prickwillow to Littleport and onto the A10 to Downham Market. Picking up the A149 at King’s Lynn we then head to Hunstanton, arriving around 5:30pm after a ~65-mile journey
Once parked up, riders will be at liberty to purchase the take-away meal of their choice, with several options within a 5-minute walk. Savvy diners will review Henry’s & Fishers (both offering eat-in options for those who prefer) & their competitors in advance. But whatever they opt for, those in the know will head to the large grass area by the bandstand for some social, outdoor dining. Those who believe that a trip to the seaside isn’t complete without an ice cream will be able to stroll along to The Hunstanton Ice Cream Company
The 60-mile route back heads back down the A149 to King’s Lynn, then follows the A47 to Ring’s End and the A141 to March and on to Huntingdon, where the ride will end in the Riverside Carpark. With the return journey estimated to take 1hr 20mins, riders should arrive in Huntingdon around sunset.

Open to Full Members as well as Associates who’ve had at least one observed ride
Limited to 16 bikes. Pillion riders welcome
Briefing: 3:50pm   |   Total distance 125 miles   |   Refuelling stop leaving Hunstanton

Email Keith directly to reserve your place
Note: this ride is weather-dependent, and at Keith’s discretion may be postponed/cancelled with 24-hours notice

Group ride to the Hungry Stag

Less than a week until our next Group rideout, this time led by Paul Norman with Terry Jacobs in tail position. Paul will set out from Fourwentways Services on a route heading north of Haverhill, cross country to Lavenham and on to just west of Stowmarket, where riders will cross the A14 for breakfast at the Hungry Stag. The menu at this popular, America-meets-Suffolk diner offers something for everyone, right up to monarch of breakfasts: the Stagosaurus Burger! 

Following breakfast the loop continues north of Bury St Edmunds, finishing at BP Newmarket after an outing totalling ~85 miles
Rideout limited to 16 bikes. Email Catherine to request a place

Sign up now: all-day ride to the Cotswolds!

Full members are warmly invited to join Chris Curryer on an all-day ride taking in the rolling Cotswolds & Chilterns hills on Sunday 13th AugustChris describes his plan for the day: 

The route takes use through Woburn Park, then on to the A5 to The Super Sausage Café for a coffee stop. Buckingham, Ayhno, Moreton in Marsh, Chipping Campden & Broadway follow before we ascend the famous Fish Hill, then  on Bourton on the Water. Known as the Venice of the Cotswolds, this is our lunch stop and we have time to walk round this enchanting English village, or visit its small motor museum (or even tinier model village!)

After riding Cotswold lanes through Bibury & Burford., we head back through Bicester & Thame, stopping for afternoon tea along the way. We pass near RAF Halton, then take trunk roads (A41>M25>A1>A505) to Royston after a total distance of ~265 miles.

If you live in the west of the county we can meet you at Baldock Services at 9:30am

Departs: 9:00am from Gulf Station, Barton, CB23 7AW
Finishes: ~7:30pm at McDonalds, Royston, SG8 9NT

Contact Chris directly (email or ☎ 07802 497187) to request a place, indicating where you intend to join the ride