Sunday morning bike rides with Ely Cycling Club

Ely Cycling Club runs weekly bike rides starting at the Paradise Centre every Sunday at 9am. Anyone is welcome to give it a try – no need to book, just turn up on the day or drop them a quick note on their Facebook page if you have any questions.

The rides are between 40 and 60 miles and the speed is decided on the day – usually around 15-17mph and nobody gets left behind. If there is a large turnout the group might split into groups for faster and slower riders.

One of the rides I took part in had a turnout of 18 people of all ages and abilities. It was a longer ride from Ely to Cottenham and Histon, then along the Guided Busway to St Ives and on to the cafe stop near Somersham. At this point I split off with a faster group and we went on to Chatteris and back to Ely via Sutton. We got back to Ely just before 1pm having cycled nearly 60 miles. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming and we had a few puncture related stops on the way with everyone helping out.

Details of my ride are here:

It’s all very informal and you can drop out at any point. So give it a try!



5 thoughts on “Sunday morning bike rides with Ely Cycling Club

    1. There should be a ride every Sunday, 52 weeks a year. It is quite informal though and if the weather is really bad nobody else might be there. I’ll probably go if it’s not snowing…

  1. There is also an Ely Cycling Group called “The Octagon”. They ride every Saturday (8am)and Sunday (8.30am) mornings and meet at the Market Place in Ely. The rides are around 50 to 60 miles. They are an extremely friendly and welcoming group. No one is left on their own. In the summer there are also rides on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
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  2. Ely & District Cycling Club now have a Saturday morning ride leaving from Witchford Village College at 9am. All are welcolme. It is aimed at those new to cycling as well as experienced riders who fancy a gentler ride. Its good for those who are new to group riding. Please check on EDCC website as well as the Clubs Facebook page which has details of the ride posted on Thursdays and the route details on Fridays. It is proving very popular.

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