Reach Ride, open to all ages, takes place on May Day Bank Holiday
Most locals will be familiar with the historic Reach Fair, which takes place each May bank holiday and dates back some 800 years. Featuring stalls, fairground rides, food and drink, as well as maypole and Morris dancing, it’s a well-loved fixture in the local calendar and always attracts a huge crowd.
Get planning now if you want to get involved with the accompanying Reach Ride, a 29-mile cycle which arrives at the fair just in time to see the grand opening by the Mayor. There’s no charge or sponsorship requirements, it’s just for fun, and it’s open to all. So grab your friends, family or colleagues and choose a team colour or join in alone – there are beautiful views of the open countryside and it’s a sociable atmosphere so you’re bound to find some riding buddies.
This year is extra special as it’s the tenth anniversary for the Reach Ride, which is organised by Cambridge Cycling Campaign and supported by Cambridge City Council. Marshalls will be on hand to help with basic bike problems, and if you don’t fancy the full route, the organisers suggest joining at Newmarket Road Park & Ride site.