Saturday, 11 December 2010

8 Dec: Thursday ride to Orwell

Edward Elmer writes: Another cold day, but this time it was bright with some sun and seven of us gathered at Greta's for our ride, which was in fact last week's ride, not to Barley, as advertised. We took the long way round to reach Malton Golf Club for coffee. Our route was through Little Shelford, Whittlesford, Newton, Fowlmere, then over the A10 to Shepreth. From here instead of going the quick way to Malton, we went on to Barrington and then up to Orwell before turning left to go back towards Meldreth and then made our coffee stop at the golf club. The break was most welcome as the cold was by now starting to bite.

After our break we then went to Meldreth and headed for Bassingbourn before going on to Littlington and Abington Piggots. By now the temperature had lifted a little and conditions were quite pleasant, making us all pleased that we had made the effort to get out on our bikes.

We now went through Shingay and Wendy and then briefly on the A1198 (Ermine Way) before turning right and briefly again, onto the A603 to make the turn into Orwell. The Chequers was our lunch break - our presence certainly increased did wonders for their lunch-time trade.

After lunch Brian left us to go home and after Barrington Geoff and Rupert headed home by going over the hill and the rest of us went on to Foxton where Peter and Greta went back to Hauxton and Mike and I went back through Thriplow and Newton before heading home. Edward Elmer

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