Sunday, 12 July 2009

12 July: Early morning ride to Stetchworth

Peter Hutchison writes: The planned early morning ride met at 7.30am at Brookside. There were just two of us, Tom and myself. We rode out along NCN 51 through Fen Ditton, and then turned off before Bottisham along the road down to Six Mile Bottom, under cloudy skies with just a hint of drizzle, but warm enough that it was very pleasant riding.

The roads were practically empty once we had left Cambridge behind – a welcome change to the same roads later on in the day. After Six Mile Bottom, we turned left to Dullingham, and did a circle via Cheveley through the lovely rolling, wooded countryside. By the time we stopped for a snack on the bench on the green at Stetchworth, the sun had started to show its face and promised a beautiful day.

We opted for the road route through Swaffham Bulbeck and Bottisham, and were back at Cambridge Airport at around 10.45, at which point we went our separate ways. We met a couple of large groups of cyclists on the way, but still very little motor traffic. Total door to door mileage 40 miles (to and from West Chesterton).

I’ll repeat the ride later in the year if there is interest. Peter Hutchison.

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