Cyclists will be able to enjoy a bike ride from Ely to an 800-year-old fair with food, drink and entertainment this May Bank Holiday Monday (May 1). 

The annual Reach Ride, organised by Ely Cycling Campaign with the help of Camcycle, will see a leisurely cycle ride take place through the beautiful countryside to the historic fair at the village of Reach. 

The ride, which covers a distance of around 30 miles on cycle paths and quiet country lanes, is open to everyone and is completely free to join. 

A spokesperson said: “We do have an organised return trip, departing just after 2pm, but if you are enjoying the fair and want to stay longer, that is not a problem. 

“Some Cambridge folk catch the train to Ely but once they have finished at Reach, cycle home rather than returning to ely.” 

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The spokesperson added: “We are sometimes joined by cyclists from the King’s Lynn area! 

“Miraculously, we hae almost always been blessed by good weather on the day.” 

Cyclists can assemble at Ely Station and join members of Ely Cycling Campaign for a 10am departure.