For fitness, fun or simply to enjoy the great outdoors, there are loads of excellent reasons to head out on a cycling adventure this autumn. And whether you’re a complete novice or the star of the peleton, local independent bike shop Rutland Cycling has an event to suit you this September.
An intermediate? Join in with the summer road rides at Histon on 6, 13, 20 and 27 September (6.15pm-8.15pm), which cover 15-25 miles, taking a steady enough pace that you can enjoy a chat with your fellow cyclists.
On 5 September, the Breeze Women’s Midweek Pedal sets off from Cyclepoint at Cambridge Station at 10.30am. This leisurely ride is designed for beginners, mostly sticking to traffic-free trails and taking a gentle pace across a route of 7-10 miles. Relaxed and friendly, it’s an opportunity to meet new people and enjoy the fresh air, perfect for those who are new to cycling, or returning to it (£5 bike hire). All rides are free to take part in but advance booking is essential.
Rutland Cycling also runs maintenance classes at its Barnwell Road branch which help you to understand how to keep your bike in tip-top condition. This month’s date for your diary is 7 September, when the expert workshop team will cover topics including fixing a puncture, mending a broken chain, cleaning and lubricating your bike and performing a simple safety check in a friendly, interactive session. Starts 6pm, costs £5.