Sunday, 26 May 2013

26 May: Afternoon ride to Ashwell

John F writes: Perfect cycling weather tempted 11 riders to Brookside for the 2:00 p.m. start. It was good to see several of our less frequent members whom we hope will be able to join us more often. We were treated to fine views from the top of Chapel Hill including an air display at Duxford. After Barrington and Orwell we got to Wimpole Park with its huge crowds and a queue for the car park. In front of Wimpole we stopped for a short pause: enjoyed by all except presumably Daniel who was mending a rear-wheel puncture. Further fine views from Croydon Hill and a quick descent to Wenday, thence Shingay. The Edward VII pub at Guilden Morden was doing a roaring trade. I haven’t come across this pub name before. We arrived at Ashwell URC Hall at 4:20 p.m. to meet several of our day-riders. Cakes were scrumptious: and we were allowed to cut our own slices!

After tea we took the direct route back with a following breeze via Steeple Morden, Littlington, Kneesworth, to rejoin the outward route at Barrington. From high ground we had a splendid view of the Red Arrows display. I was home at 6:30 pm. my GPS having recorded a distance of 37 miles. John Ferguson

No comments:

Post a Comment