London to Cambridge, optional Ely extension
Cambridge via the Hadhams (Much and Little), Pelhams (Stocking and Brent), Chishills (Little and Great), Shelfords (Little and Great) and follow the DNA to Addenbrooke's. And if people fancy it, we can carry on to Ely to see the cathedral (or cathedral tea room probably!). Train back. We've done this route a few times before, and it's always been a good ride - a little busy up to High Beach, but excellent quiet lanes and good views all the way after that. Early lunch at Much Hadham in the newly-improved Garden Centre cafe (and it was good before...). There aren't any obvious refreshment points in the afternoon, so we suggest you bring snack and a drink and we will stop somewhere for a quick break. Plenty of options for tea/cake/ice cream on arrival in Cambridge.
Medium pace, all on road/surfaced path - suitable for any bike. If you want a shorter ride, you can drop out at Bishops Stortford/Audley End but you will need to ride at the appropriate pace for the full day's mileage. Alternatively with the optional extension to Ely, you can ride another 20 dead flat miles.
08.00 on top of the Green bridge
08.20 at the Ice Centre Leabridge Road (added at the request of the "northerners")
09.15 at High Beach, outside the Kings Oak tea kiosk
Please note that if you opt for one of the later points you may have to wait for us but will not be left behind!
Train back from Cambridge is £8-16 depending on group save tickets, or £9.50-19 from Ely.
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Please note that for train assisted rides we often cannot publish times until about 2 weeks beforehand because of the need to check engineering works. Also sometimes our ride leaders do have to change dates/times/routes at reasonably short notice. Generally this website will be up to date and also details will be sent out to our email groups, but if in doubt contact the ride leader or our rides co-ordinator to check arrangements.