Next Ride: 450: Sat Nov 11 2023;
Location: TBC
Scout: De-Floured

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:
450: Sat Nov 11 2023;

Scout: De-Floured
Recent Rides and Reports:
449: Sat Oct 21 2023, 10:30 (** note change of date);
Cambridge North Station
Scout: RTT
448: Sat Sep 9 2023; 11:00
Cambridge railway station
Scout: Pisspot
447: Sat Aug 12 2023; 11:00
Madingley Road Park and Ride
Scouts: Norwegian Toast and Bunnygirl
BBQ after at secret location – bring cash contribution for food and beer.
446: Sat July 8 2023
Garrett Hostel Lane, by the bridge
Scout: John Boy
445: Fri Jun 30 2023; 18:59
The Castle Inn, Castle Street
Scout: Crabbo
444: Sat June 10 2023; 11:05
Stevenage Station
Scout: Shaggy

4th-Cumming Trails

Find our Bash Calendar here

Previous trail reports

Read about our previous trails over at Cycling Weakly


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
Duncan (LeggeLess) Legge
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.
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)