The Lent Bumps also know as Lent Races or the Lents are a rowing race held every year on the River Cam in Cambridge since 1897. The 2016 Lent Bumps will run from Tuesday, February 23 through Saturday February 27. Cambridge University Combined Boat Clubs hosts college boat clubs from the University of Cambridge, the University Medical and Veterinary Schools and the Anglia Ruskin Boat Club.
The head race course, a 2.6k starts at the towpath and runs downstream along the northern side of the River Cam at Chesterton. The Pike and Eel pub is gone, but the site still offers a good vantage point, if a bit of a dry one. The Plough pub, in the village of Fen Ditton on the other bank is a good spot for a pint and for spectators to watch bumps occur around Grassy Corner and Ditton Corner.
Best wishes to all this week on the River Cam!