Histon & Impington Bicycle Club is one of Cambridgeshire’s newest cycling clubs, but we have a distinguished heritage. We were formed by a small group of volunteers in April 2014, inspired by the original Histon & Impington Bicycle Club which thrived in the years before the First World War.
The club has been resurrected to get people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities from the local area out and about more on their bikes, enjoying the freedom, health benefits, good company and sheer fun that cycling offers.
We organise regular rides throughout the week for a range of abilities. Our road rides are anywhere from 25 to 80 miles and all are open to whoever wants to attend. We offer weekly Sunday morning club rides at a range of speeds, as well as midweek chain-gangs and pace lines. We also run regular longer outings to local cafes, a weekly MTB ride, introductory ‘taster’ rides for beginners, and occasional family and leisure rides. The best place to find out about what we offer is the Rides page and through updates via our club Facebook page.
Feel free to pop along at any time to join us for a spin – regular attendees will be offered the chance to become members of the club.
We want to be as inclusive as possible and open to all. We are running a number of regular and well attended rides, and as we continue to develop as a club we aim to offer something to meet the needs of all the different parts of our community.
The inspiration for the club came about while researching what village life was like at the outbreak of World War I. Wonderful pictures were found of crowds of villagers at the beginning of races that started outside The Boot, of gentlemen posing with their bikes, tweeds and handsome moustaches at Abbey Farm and a few curious ones revealing a penchant for some effeminate attire! We wondered if there might be enough energy and enthusiasm generated around the Rec’s Velo Festival and Le Tour de France to raise the Histon and Impington Bicycle club from the ashes. Many thanks to The Village Society, Ann Whitmore and The Oates Collection for the following pictures.