Wednesday, 16 May 2012

16 May: Evening ride to Fen Ditton

Nigel writes: On a perfect spring evening, six riders turned out at Brookside for this evening's ride to Fen Ditton: Julia, Paul, Mike K, John, newcomer Stuart and me.

This evening's route was a simple loop to the east. We rode out of Cambridge along Hills Road before turning left onto Wort's Causeway which we followed over the Gogs to Fulbourn. From there we took the road through the Wilbrahams to Six Mile Bottom. We continued up the hill to the crossroads near the Woodland Cemetery before turning left towards Dullingham.

The pace at the front was quite fast: Julia was feeling energetic this evening, and Stuart was clearly a strong rider, so we spread out somewhat along these long straight roads, though the front riders always stopped to wait for the rest of the group, and no-one was left behind.

At Dullingham we turned left once again towards Swaffham Bulbeck. From there it was just a short distance through Bottisham and Quy to Fen Ditton.

The sun was still shining when we arrived at Fen Ditton, where three of us stopped for a quick drink and a bowl of chips before returning back to Cambridge. I was home by 9.40pm, having cycled 31 miles.

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1 comment:

  1. Fantastic ride - though I have to say I felt much less energetic this morning! Perhaps I overdid it a bit racing up all the hills like that.