Craig writes: This was my first as a ride leader and I was somewhat apprehensive. However, I arrived on Saturday morning to find 4 riders waiting at Brookside. By 10am this had quickly swollen to fourteen. After introductions we set off to Ickleton. The weather was dry, warm with a gentle breeze. Although the destination is some distance from Cambridge, I decided to ride out west along the Barton Road making good progress to Haslingfield and Harston.
The group had become stretched out so we regrouped before crossing the A10 to Newton. We had a short rest at Newton before moving off towards Whittlesford turning sharp right towards the A505, Duxford and Ickleton.
The clouds suddenly darkened and it began to spit with rain but we were close to the Riverside Barns and a welcomed coffee stop. We left after half an hour retracing our route back to Ickleton but then followed Cycle Route 11 through Duxford.
There had been a Local Cart Race in support of a Cancer Charity taking place in Duxford this morning but this did not hamper our progress to the A505.
The weather had now brightened and it was a pleasant ride back through to the Shelfords, along the busway and back to Cambridge. The route was 27 miles. Craig Hirons
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