Sunday, 27 May 2012

27 May: Afternoon ride to Gamlingay

Paul writes: Mike, John, Tiia and I left from Brookside at 14.02 and picked up Jacob outside Wolfson College on yet another hot sunny day accompanied by a moderate South Easterly breeze.

Our route was via Barton, Haslingfield, Barrington, Orwell from where we doubled back via Malton to Meldreth. The temperature proved very pleasant whilst on the move but we heated up during the drink stops and looked for shade.

We continued via Bassingbourn, Litlington,Steeple Morden, Guilden Morden, Wrestingworth and Cockayne Hatley. Here, Jacob took us on a short cut down a track past Cockayne Wood and on to the Gamlingay road as we were behind schedule.

We duly arrived at the Gamlingay Boot Inn to find Tom and Bob from the all-day ride waiting for us.

Bob returned direct towards Royston the rest of us followed the direct route via Longstowe, Toft and Barton Road back to Cambridge. My total distance including riding to and from Oakington was 53 miles arriving home at 18.45. All had an enjoyable mishap free ride on a beautiful sunny afternoon. Paul Dover

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