Sunday Ride archive

Our ride leaders devise the routes for these rideouts, which take place (weather permitting) on the first & third Sunday of each month. Please check the Events Calendar for forthcoming rides

Many thanks to the team for sharing the routes below. Each ride is in .gpx format, compressed into a .zip archive to facilitate downloading

To share a route, please send it in .gpx format to

45 miles      The Silver Ball (starts & ends Royston)

Phil Duffy led on our last ride of 2021. He had planned a 40-route through Essex villages to the Silver Ball Café, just 5 miles south! With the fog not lifting Phil decided not to follow his planned loop west on the return journey, and instead headed directly back to Royston after breakfast
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60 miles      Clavering (starts Cambridge, ends Newmarket)

This is one of four rides which took place on 7th June as we began to emerge from lockdown. Starting at Milton it twists along Essex lanes and scenic villages, ending 60 miles later in Newmarket
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60 miles      Willington (starts & ends Caxton)

Sunday January 8th: Ian Dunckley led on the first Group-organised ride of 2023. The loop snakes south-west from Caxton on its way to the breakfast stop at Frosts Garden Centre. The return leg is the longer section, continuing westwards at first as far as Bedford Aerodrome before swinging east again. There’s a short stint on the A1 before the route makes its way back to where the ride began back at Caxton Gibbet 
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64miles      Old Warden

A figure-of-eight loop led by Catherine Ryan. A quick getaway via the A14 & A428, Catherine then stuck to the backroads as she snaked west to Old Warden. A brief stop at Ickwell Green, then through more idyllic villages homeward to Trumpington
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64miles      Kimbolton 

A leisurely loop west from MIlton, this ride uses the A14 & A428 to get to Hardwick, but thereafter its villages and country lanes to Grafham and Ellington. Two miles on the A14 once more, then great roads to Kimbolton and St Neots where a comfort break can be had at the Riverside Park. More villages as the route heads east before ending at Madingley Park & Ride
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65 miles      Hertford (starts Cambridge, ends Royston)

Marrying the best sections from routes created by Mark Pawson & Keith Tremeer, this ride heads south from Royston, through the Hadhams to Hertford. On the way back it passes through Datchworth and Redhill before returning to Royston
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73 miles      Lavenham 

A scenic and challenging backroads ride east, passing through Clare & Cavendish to medieval Lavenham. A turn north to Bury St Edmunds, then westwards to end at Stow cum Quy. Route devised and led by Catherine Ryan
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76 miles      The Cock at Baldock (starts Royston, ends Caxton)

Heading due east from Royston, Phil Duffy took the ride as far as Great Sampford before turning west again and heading to The Cock pub in Baldock for an al fresco breakfast.
Phil choose to shorten the return route, ending the ride at Caxton Gibbet (add 12 more miles to end back at Royston)
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76 miles      TTT Motorcycle Village (ends Duxford)

Catherine Ryan tried something new in 2023 when she led to TTT Motorcycle Village, just outside Sudbury. After a very affordable self-service breakfast, riders were able to peruse the eclectic motorcycles for sale – and one foxy CAM member came back the following week to make a purchase! 
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77 miles      Toddington (ends Arrington)

Catherine Ryan led this ride to Poplars Garden Centre, located a couple of miles from Toddington. This leisurely ride follows B-roads on its way through Sandy and Westoning to the breakfast stop. The ride continues away from Cambridge at first to reach Woburn, where it passses through the deer park and on to Barton-le-Clay, Henlow and Edworth before concluding at BP Arrington
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78 miles      Long Melford (starts Fourwentways, ends Six Mile Bottom)

Paul Norman led this ride from Fourwentways, snaking through Finchingfield, Steeple Bumpstead and Yeldham on the 45 miles east to the breakfast stop at the Cherry Lane Garden Centre in Long Melford. The route is similarly twisty as it then heads east again through Clare, Stradishall & Thurlow before ending at Six Mile Bottom after 78 miles in total (add 6 more south on the A11 to return to the starting point)
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80 miles      Bishops Stortford (starts & ends Royston)

Devised by Keith Tremeer, this loop from Royston heads east along the fabulously twisty B1039 to Wendens Ambo, then passes through Audley End estate to Saffron Walden. It’s then north to Hadstock, before turning south to Ashdon & Duck End. Breakfast is at The Coffee Shop, Thremhall Park
The return skirts Stansted Mountfitchet before heading west to Manuden & Buntingford and back to Royston. Lots of scenic country lanes to test your riding skills and villages to see, but watch out for over-sized farm vehicles during harvest time: these roads were not made for such monstrosities!
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80 miles      Great Dunmow

Starts Milton Tesco, ends Trumpington Park & Ride. The route south twists its way through tight Essex bends on its way to Great Dunmow. Free parking for motorcycles (check that hasn’t changed though!) leaves you at liberty to find a place for a coffee and cake. The return skirts Stansted Airport before taking more open back-roads home
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81 miles      Rutland Water

Starts & ends Brampton Services. Departing from Brampton Hut and using just a one-mile stretch of the A1, Peter Grant put together a loop to England’s smallest county along beautiful country lanes passing through picturesque villages. The breakfast venue, Rutland Nursery Café, enjoys views over Rutland Water and Burley House
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82 miles      Woburn Sands (ends Arrington)

Recycling her 77-mile route to Toddington (see above to download), Catherine Ryan pushed on a little further to the delightful Frost Garden Centre at Woburn Sands (where visitors have the choice of two dining venues.). The return route passes directly in front of Pure Triumph in Woburn
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84 miles      Elsenham (starts Royston, ends Fourwentways)

Head south from Royston to Ware (not on the A10!) then east to the Elsenham Golf Centre near Stansted Airport. After 18 holes & breakfast continue east, turning north-west near Braintree for the final leg to Fourwentways. Thanks to Keith Tremeer for devising, leading and sharing this route
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84 miles      Finchingfield

Starting and ending at Tesco Milton, this loop – whose author is not recorded –  uses the A14 and M11 at first, but thereafter takes some of our favourite roads south towards Buntingford and then due east through winding Essex backroads to picture-postcard-perfect Finchingfield. On the return to Milton it’s more scenic backroads through Sturmer, Dullingham and Quy
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85 miles      Elveden 2023 edition (ends Newmarket)

The shortest of three routes to Elveden published on this page, this route – devised by Catherine Ryan – crosses the A11 three times as it snakes its way to the beautifully situation Elveden Courtyard. The return at first continues east as far as Knettishall before meandering west again to Newmarket where the ride ends
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86 miles      Little Billing

Many thanks to Barry D, for providing this route in both .gpx and .gpb formats. Several participants on the ride in November 2021 asked for details: provided in the bundle below are the 2021 route when Barry led from Caxton Gibbet (total distance 86 miles), and the the similar 2016 route when Barry led from Tesco Milton (total distance 98 miles)
Barry’s ride heads west across Bedfordshire & into Northamptonshire to the biker-friendly All Seasons Café in Little Billing. The meandering return east ends at the Cambridge Services just off the A14
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86 miles      Flitvale (ends Arrington)

South-west via Gamlingay & Shefford for breakfast at the Flitvale Garden Centre. Continue to Woburn (mind the deer) before heading back through Shillington & Ashwell. The route ends, after 86 miles, at the BP Arrington near Wimpole. Thanks to Catherine Ryan for creating & leading this ride
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87 miles      Colchester

Ride southeast through Saffron Walden and Halstead for breakfast in style at The Kitchen Club. Pass through Sudbury and skirt Haverill as you complete this terrific loop devised and led by Keith Tremeer
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88 miles      Burton Latimer (starts Arrington, ends Caxton)

This ride, devised by Keith Tremeer sets out from the BP station near Arrington and heads to the Aspen Café at Bosworth’s Garden Centre, Burton Latimer. The route west offers lots of twists and turns as it passes through Bedfordshire and into Northamptonshire. The return journey uses equally challenging country roads as it winds its way to the end point at Caxton Gibbet
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88 miles      Fordham

Another Keith Tremeer route, this time heading off from Milton to the Simpsons Garden Centre in Fordham. Although it would take only 20 minutes on the A14, this route travels the back roads to the south & east of Newmarket, through Balsham, Lidgate & Moulton, taking about 1½ hr to reach Fordham. The 1¼ hr return trip passes through Stretham, Earith & Huntingdon before the ride ends at the Cambridge Services on the A14 – a little under 90 miles in total
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89 miles      Knebworth

Start Milton, ends Trumpington. After a brief spell on the A428 this route takes B-roads as it heads south-west to the far side of Hitchen and the breakfast stop at the Greenhouse Café near Knebworth. The return leg also uses smaller roads as it meanders north again through Buntingford and Flint Cross to the end at Trumpington Park & Ride
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90 miles      Hertford

Starts Tesco Milton, ends Cambridge Services. A beautiful ride south to Hertford devised by Mark Pawson, whose quick thinking led riders around unforeseeable road closures (and through a ford!). Free motorcycle places on the ground floor of the car park in Hertford – from where it’s a two minute walk to any number of cafés
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91 miles      Sible Hedingham

In October enjoy wonderful autumn colours as this route snakes south & east through Burrough Green, Withersfield, Steeple Bumpstead and Wethersfield to the Corner Café in Sible Hedingham, with just a couple of short sections on trunk roads.
The journey meanders north & west again through autumn splendour in Sturmer, Stradishall, Moulton and Newmarket to Stow-cum-Quy. Overall you’ll cover a shade over 90 miles
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92 miles      Wimblington (ends Cambridge Services)

Created by Keith Tremeer this ride takes in Wentworth, Coveney & Upwell as it meanders north to the breakfast stop at the Skylark Garden Centre, Wimblington. On the way south again it snakes through Ramsey, Warboys & St Ives to the end point at Cambridge Services. Not one to shy away from a challenge, Keith led on a wet autumn day when the mud left on the roads by agricultural vehicles called for more caution than usual – and a whole lot of bike-cleaning when riders got home!
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94 miles      Elveden (starts Ely, ends Stetham)

This route starts in Ely and heads south through pretty Cambridgeshire & Suffolk villages as far as Wickham Street, before turning north for breakfast at Elveden Courtyard. The journey home heads north into Norfolk forest, then west through Cambridgeshire fen before ending in Stretham. A varied and challenging route devised and led by Janet Pinion
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94 miles      Elveden 2021 edition 

Take scenic single-track roads to the Brecks on this 94-mile loop. Show style with a Full English Breakfast at Elveden Courtyard! Route devised & led by Catherine Ryan
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95 miles      Shuttleworth

1st March 2020 – who realised Covid was shortly to shut things down group riding (along with everything else)? Matt Howes led this ride to the Shuttleworth Café at Old Warden: his loop from Milton twists and turns through St Neots, Biggleswade, Hitchen & Royston before reaching its conclusion 95 miles later in Trumpington
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96 miles      Downham Market

Keith Tremeer planned & led this ride, which starts just to the east of Cambridge and ends just to the west. On the outward journey it’s into Norfolk, passing through Mildenhall & Lakenheath on the way to the Gardener’s Rest Coffee Shop in Downham Market. Enjoy a tour of the fens as you pass through Stonea, Manea & Earith on the return journey before finishing at Madingley Road Park & Ride
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97 miles      Ampthill (starts & ends Caxton)

For his first outing as ride leader Ian Dunckley chose a new departure point (Caxton Gibbet) so he could explore central and northern Bedfordshire. His route snaked south & west through country lanes with numerous tight turns to the breakfast stop in the market town of Ampthill. The route north & east back was equally twisty and again passed through country roads with little traffic
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97 miles      Wadenhoe

This route westwards to The Old Barn at Wadenhoe (just south of Oundle) was devised by the late Barry Scott, who led it on 1st April 2018. The ride was re-run a year later with Keith Tremeer leading. Please note: it appears that the owners appear to have now moved their tearoom to the Kings Head nearby 
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98 miles      Carbrooke

From Milton this ride heads off to Norfolk, travelling along familiar Sunday ride roads as it passes through Mildenhall, Brandon, Mundford and Watton before ending in the village of Carbrooke (where on the day riders enjoyed a pre-arranged farm breakfast)
The return journey via Thetford, West Stow and Newmarket ends at Stow-cum-Quy
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98 miles      Baldock

A 98-mile figure-of-eight loop through the villages south and west of Cambridge. Breakfast at Tapps Garden Centre is at the 64-mile mark. Thanks to Peter Burge for sharing this route
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99 miles      Hatfield

Setting out from Milton, pass through Fowlmere, Barkway & Ware on the way to the Dutch Nursery, Hatfield. Snake your way home through Hertfordshire & Essex villages including Watton-at-Stone, Walkern & Wendons Ambo before ending the ride at Trumpington Park & Ride. Route devised by Keith Tremeer
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99 miles      Wallys Café (starts & ends Fourwentways)

Many thanks to Paul Norman for sharing this route. which details the more scenic path originally planned after the breakfast stop at Wally’s Café (in January 2020 Paul opted for a safer, less muddy route home). If this route piques your interest, be sure to download Paul’s 78 mile loop above which follows different roads to Cherry Lane Garden Centre in nearby Long Melford
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104 miles      Bury St Edmunds

A sweeping backroads loop from Tesco Milton which heads near or through Stretham, Brandon, Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill & Six Mile Bottom which reaches its conclusion just west of Bottisham. Make a short detour into Bury for a break halfway
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107 miles      Hadleigh

A 107-mile journey from Milton through three counties to the Suffolk market town of Hadleigh (and back again). Mark Pawson led this ride on the hottest Easter Sunday on record
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114 miles      Flatford Mill

Journey west to the Dedham Vale AONB and the National Trust property at Flatford Mill. The route passes through numerous picturesque villages in three counties, including Lavenham, Stoke-by-Nayland & Castle Hedingham
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118 miles      Bedford

One from the archives! An ambitious loop (start/end Tesco Milton)  first heading along the A428 then cross-country to Bedford. We don’t have a date for this, but the breakfast stop in Bedford ceased trading some years ago. The return leg heads north through Kimbolton and Old Weston before going eastwards via Pidley & Haddenham
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133 miles      Foxton Locks

Visit the famous flight of locks at Foxton on this loop from Tesco Milton. Too ambitious in scope to describe here, it’s well worth downloading and reviewing. Lunch at the Foxton Locks Inn awaits 
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141 miles      Oakham (ends Caxton)

The Everest of Sunday rides, created by Mark Pawson. Head north-west to beautiful Rutland, taking in the south shore of Rutland Water before arriving at the Oakham offshoot of Baobab Café. The return journey passes south of Grafham Water before ending at Caxton Gibbet
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