Sunday ride to Little Braxted (departs BP Whittlesford)

Our next Group-organised ride, on Sunday 3rd March, will be led by Phil Duffy & tail-ended by Steve Rowdon. Setting out from a novel departure point, Phil will also be trying a new breakfast destination at The Braxted Bakery. The bakery is in a tiny Essex village which not many will be familiar with; Little Braxted boasted just 170 residents in the 2011 census.

Phil describes the outing: We will set out from BP Whittlesford, heading south to Saffron Walden and then south-east following mostly minor roads towards Braintree. Having skirted the town we will head south again, passing near Witham and to our breakfast stop at the Braxted Bakery (which serves breakfasts as well as cakes!). Our return route passes through Kelvedon, Halsted and Finchingfield – along some interesting Essex roads. We bypass Linton and finally head back to BP Whittlesford

Start/End: BP Whittlesford, A505/A1301 roundabout, CB22 3HD    what3words
Breakfast: The Braxted Bakery, Little Braxted, CM8 3ET                 what3words

Limited to 12 riders bikes   |   Use this link to request a place
Briefing 9:20am    |   Ride departs 9:30am    |    Events Calendar for full details

Taster Ride initiative

Don’t wait for our Taster Ride Day in June if you want to know more about Advanced Riding: Cambridge Advanced Motorcyclists are taking part in IAM RoadSmart’s Taster Ride initiative

If you have a full motorcycle licence & would like a free 30-minute ride with one of our Observers (followed by a debrief on your riding) then head here & fill in the form to request an obligation-free Taster Ride. We’ll be in touch if we’re your nearest local Group – but this initiative is nationwide

Take your first steps towards Advanced Riding – request a Taster Ride today!

A proper breakfast at Springwood Grill

Having negotiated a one-time only Sunday opening at the Springwood Grill in Braintree, ride leader Robin Freeman & tail-ender Mark Fox take participants for a CAM-only, proper truckers’ breakfast! Join Robin & Mark on this special Group-organised ride next Sunday (18th February), departing Shell Fourwentways & ending at the BP station in Newmarket

Photo by Waldemar on Unsplash

Robin describes the route: leaving promptly at 9:30am, we head east to the new A1307 roundabout and turn for Ashdon, passing in front of Hideout Leather and on to Finchingfield, Wethersfield and eventually Braintree for breakfast at the Springwood Grill
On the way back we head west along the B1256 to Great Dunmow, then swing north on a route through Thaxted, Great Sampford & Steeple Bumpstead to Haverhill. On the final stretch we pass through Witherfield & Dullingham to Newmarket, where the ride ends after ~75 miles

Limited to 16 participants  |  Events Calendar for full details

Sunday Ride routes restored to website

Sunday Ride routes are back! Urgent action had to be taken last summer when the website ran into its storage limit: numerous .gpx routes were culled – a temporary fix to the immediate problem which put these popular resources (over 2000 downloads so far) out of reach

Following a thorough spring clean 40+ routes have been restored, with a backlog of our more recent rides in the pipeline and coming soon. Visit our revamped Sunday Rides SatNav Routes page for inspiration on your next leisure outing

Fish’n’chip lunch at Wells-next-the-Sea


Paul Norman has revealed the details of his second mid-week winter ride: a 143-mile round trip for a fish’n’chip lunch at Well-next-the-Sea. Limited to full members, this outing takes place on Tuesday 27th February

His January ride was fully subscribed and once again Paul is limiting his outing to seven participants, so avoid disappointment by using this link to book directly with Paul now!

Paul outlines his plan… we’ll setting off from Fourwentways Services at 9.30am on a ride which will take us east of Thetford – with a coffee stop along the way – and through Dereham & Fakenham and onto a fish lunch at Wells-next-the-Sea. After lunch we’ll head down to Walker’s Café at Barton Mills, where we can enjoy a hot drink. The formal ride will end here at around 3.30pm and riders heading home solo or in informal groups ride

Motorcycle Maintenance Q&A with Paul Nobbs

Paul Nobbs Motorcycles of Sutton (near Ely) are once again hosting a free Q&A session uniquely for CAM Members & Associates on Saturday 24 February from 1pm to 3pm, with Paul on hand to answer any & all of your questions regarding bike maintenance

Paul established his business in 2002, has 30 years’ experience servicing motorcycles and is known for his expertise and honest advice. Previous Q&As with Paul have been greatly appreciated by attendees, so whatever your current level of mechanical know-how, why not sign up and gain insights from a professional?

As the workshop has limited space, attendance is limited to 10 participants. If you would like to bone up on motorcycle maintenance, learn how to ready your bike after te winter lay-up or simply tension your chain correctly then please use this link to request a place. Paul is not charging us for this session, but there will be a collection tin in aid of EAAA

Paul enjoys a challenge, so come armed with questions!