Sunday, 27 April 2014

27 Apr: Afternoon ride to Ashwell

John Ferguson writes: I led this ride on 26 May 2013 and the 10 riders today followed the same route via Barton, Haslingfield, over Barrington hill (where we were joined by Sue from Foxton) to Orwell. Thence we cycled into Wimpole Park out through the Arrington gate and enjoyed the fine views from Croydon Hill. We were amazed to find the byway from the main road into Shingay-cum-Wendy had been resurfaced and was no longer like a WWI battlefield.

After Guilden Morden we turned South and arrived at the URC hall for tea within a few minutes of the target time(4:00 p.m.) and simultaneously with the day-riders. But for the CTC group of 17 I was informed that they would have had but six customers! After tea with scrumptious cakes we all took the direct route home (for which see Nigel's report). The cattle grids in Wimpole Park had switched off my GPS but last year the recorded distance was 37 miles.

Setting off for home after tea in Ashwell

This Sunday afternoon, like others I had ridden ,attracted riders who have not joined us before or have not ridden for some time and serves as a useful feeder route into our other rides. John Ferguson.

On the way home from Ashwell

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