We started from Brookside, Cambridge at 2.15pm. Ian led us west out of Cambridge along the Coton Footpath to Coton and then via Madingley to Hardwick. We then followed the old A428 as far as the turn to Knapwell where we turned north to Knapwell and Connington.
Just beyond Connington, on the edge of Fenstanton, we turned west again towards Hilton and Graveley and continued on to Little Paxton and Hail Weston before turning south into Eaton Socon.
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In Riverside Park in Eaton Socon there is a cafe where we stopped for refreshments and sheltered from a short rainstorm. After the rain stopped we returned home to Cambridge along the B1046, arriving in central Cambridge at about 7pm.
The total distance was quite high for an afternoon ride, even in summer: an impressive 52 miles.