Sunday, 9 May 2010

9 May: Afternoon ride to Dullingham

Nigel Deakin writes: May is starting out unusually cold, but with today starting brighter and dryer than yesterday we had a good turnout of eleven riders for today's afternoon ride to Dullingham. Our rides continue to attract new faces and today it was nice to be able to welcome Craig.

I was the leader today, and as I had quite a long ride planned, I chose a quick and straightforward route out of Cambridge, along Hills Road to Addenbrooke's and then left along Wort's Causeway and over the Gogs to Fulbourn.

From Fulbourn we took the familiar route to the Wilbrahams and Six Mile Bottom. At Great Wilbraham Jacob and Mike K took an off-road shortcut whilst the rest of the group took the longer route via Little Wilbraham.

At Six Mile Bottom we turned right and climbed up the hill to Wadloe Farm, where we turned left again to Weston Colville.

From Weston Colville we continued east to Little Thurlow before turning north to Great Bradley (where I had to stop to fix a puncture) and then west back towards Dullingham, where we arrived at The Boot just after 5pm.

At the pub we met a large contingent from the day ride, plus George and Steve G, making about twenty in total. We had only booked tea for twelve, but the landlady rose to the occasion and prepared extra plates of sandwiches with only the smallest of grumbles, and we all had plenty to eat.

After tea the we all returned home our separate ways. I rode with half a dozen others via Swaffham Bulbeck and Bottisham. the ride back was lovely: by now the clouds had cleared and the sun was shining brightly. I was back home by 6.45pm, after having cycled 45 miles. Nigel Deakin (More photos below)

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Photos below by Julia Hochbach

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