Next Ride: 457: Sat May 11 2024; 11am;
Location:
The Coffee House, Wulfstan Way, Cambridge, CB1 8QJ
Scout: Crabbo

What’s this then?

Our rides, which are off/on road, are normally on the second Saturday of each month starting at 11.00am (often from a rail station near Cambridge), but don’t complain if that should change from time to time – we are after all ‘randomly active’.

A trail is laid with checkpoints to allow the slower ones to keep in touch and to minimise the risk of getting lost; back-up maps and clever shortcuts also help. It is completely non-competitive (take it at your own pace), and open to all ages, genders and abilities. We follow a scenic route away from hustle and bustle, approximately 15 miles to a lunchtime regroup, usually a fine pub unknown to the masses. The return route is short, just enough to stimulate a need for more liquid ingestion and an interest in the ‘circle’, convened to investigate the errors and misdemeanours of the day. The post-Bash socialising and ritual are at least as important as the ride itself, and will ensure that you waste the whole of your Saturday – well it beats washing the lawn or mowing the cat! There are additional Friday evening bashes during British Summer Time.

Bash Calendar


4th-Cumming Rides:
457: Sat May 11 2024; 11am;
The Coffee House, Wulfstan Way, Cambridge, CB1 8QJ
Scout: Crabbo
458: Fri May 31 2024; tbc
tbc
Scout:
Mothersucker

Recent Rides and Reports:
456: Fri Apr 26 2024; 7pm
Old Ticket Office, Cambridge Station
Scout: Sox – Report
455: Sat Apr 13 2024; 11am
Thurston Station, Suffolk.
Scouts: U-Bend and Shamcock – Report
454: Sat Mar 9 2024; 11:00
Cambridge North Station
Scouts: Talking B*ll*x and Jonny Boy – Report
453: Sat Feb 10 2024; 11:00
Royston Station
Scout: Lardydah – Report
452: Sat Jan 13 2024; 11:00
New Big Wheel Ride
Baldock Station
Scout: Shaggy (BW) – Report
451: Sat Dec 9 2023; 10:30
XMAS Ride
Cambridge Station
Scout: Leggeless – Report
450: Sat Nov 11 2023; 10:30
Audley End
Scout: De-Floured – Report

4th-Cumming Trails

Find our Bash Calendar here

Previous trail reports

Read about our previous trails over at Cycling Weakly

About

Scouts should note that the Spokeswoman will get very angry if she’s not in the pub for her lunch by 1 o’clock, and if her mileometer registers anything with a ‘3’ at the front at the end of the day!
Notwithstanding the helpfulness of other Bashers, riders are responsible for their own punctures, and should ensure that they carry a pump, a spare tube and a puncture kit.

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CRABs HHH Mismanagement:

This rabble deny all responsibility for mismanaging the affairs of CRABs H3

Big Wheel
Tony (Shaggy) Segadelli
An honorary position bestowed on a hard-core Basher, whose job it is to preserve the spirit of the Bash, and to be the life and soul of the circle (whether they like it or not!)
Bash Cash & HandleBar
Andrew (PissPot) Ede
Treasurer and bar steward.
BabyMinder
Soo (CheckPoint) Larque
Ensures a plentiful supply of jelly babies on the trail, and looks after new riders.

Bash History

In 1938 a small group of ex-pats living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, started running a Monday evening ‘paper chase’ as an excuse for working off their regular weekend hangovers – they called themselves the Hash House Harriers after their favourite watering hole. After the War other Hash packs were formed, so that today there are 1000’s throughout the world . . .

In recent years several Bike Hashes have sprung up with similar objectives: to follow a flour trail of 20 miles or so, over all kinds of terrain (we dislike tarmac and use byways, bridleways and the occasional footpath), and then to socialise in the pub with your fellow Bashers.

Links (to be updated)