Nigel writes: Today had been a crisp, sunny, autumnal day so I was surprised that there were only four of us at Brookside for this evening's ride: Swidbert, Ros, John E and me.
Today's ride was a clockwise loop to the far south. We headed south along the usual route through the Shelfords, Whittlesford and Duxford to Ickleton. The sun was still shining when we left but with sunset at 7.04pm it was soon gone, and by the time we reached the top of Coploe Hill it was getting dark (thugh not quite as dark as it looks in the photo).
We continued to Catmere End and Littlebury Green before dropping down to the B1039. We followed this west for a few hundred yards before turning back north for the climb to Elmdon. A long descent to Chrishall Grange and a few miles along on the flat brought us to Barrington and our pub stop at the Royal Oak.
We ordered beers and bowls of chips and had a typically convivial 45 minutes before setting off again for home via Chapel Hill, Hadlingfield and Barton. I arrived back home at a slightly later than usual 10.10pm, having cycled a slightly greater-than-usual 37 miles.
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