Sunday, 18 January 2009

18 Jan: Day ride to Malton and Gamlingay

Another Sunday day ride with Cambridge CTC. Today was yet another mild and sunny day, though rather more breezy than in previous weeks. Seven of us met at 9.30am at Brookside in Cambridge, from where our leader took us via the Shelfords, Whittlesford, Newton, Fowlmere and Shepreth to coffee at Malton Golf Club in the tiny hamlet of Malton, where we met another two club members. This was my first visit, and I am pleased to report that as a coffee stop it is entirely satisfactory, with coffee and a toasted teacake costing me £2.25.

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We didn't leave Malton until about 1145 so our leader modified his planned route to take us directly to Gamlingay via Croydon Hill and the Hatleys, where we met another two members at the Cock. Lunch here (again a first for me) was very nice: a pork roast and a pint of Abstention Ale cost me about £9.50.

After lunch I rode back to Cambidge, enjoying a tailwind most of the way. It was still sunny when I reached home just after 3pm. Distance: 46 miles.

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