Sunday, 29 January 2012

29 Jan: Afternoon ride to Newnham

Peter writes: I arrived at Brookside to find just a handful of cold-looking people waiting, but suddenly on the dot of 1.30, several more appeared, to make a total of 12 riders, a very good turnout on a grey and cold afternoon. However, as was commented, there was no wind and no rain, so it was quite a pleasant cycling day.

I led the group out of Cambridge through Barton, to Haslingfield and over Chapel Hill. Here is Howard having a rest at the top while the rest of the group catch up.

From here we enjoyed the descent into Barrington, and along to Shepreth and Fowlmere. My time check indicated that we had time to follow my longer route option so we crossed the A505 to Great Chishill and Duxford before turning back towards Cambridge and tea, through Whittlesford, Little Shelford and Hauxton. As we came through Grantchester we could feel it getting colder, and while everyone seemed to have enjoyed the outing, we were all pleased to arrive at John and Carolyn Ferguson’s, where a wonderful tea and about another 10 members awaited us.

A huge thank you to John and Carolyn, who did us proud, with multiple different home made cakes (all delicious, I can report), sandwiches, sausage rolls and copious quantities of tea and coffee.

I arrived home at about 5.25, having cycled 30 miles from Brookside. Peter Hutchison

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