Nigel writes: A warm, bright, evening brought out eight riders for tonight's evening ride: Paul, Gareth, Jim, John E, John D, Conrad, Mark and me. Our route tonight was a clockwise loop. We set off east along the river to Fen Ditton and continued east through Quy and Bottisham to Swaffham Bulbeck. Once again Gareth was soon disappearing into the distance, with the rest of us following on behind at a slower but still brisk pace.
At Swaffham Bulbeck we turned south-east to Dullingham and then southwest past the Woodland Cemetery to Lark Hill. A fast descent brought us back down to Six Mile Bottom before finishing with a fast sprint along Wilbraham Road to the Wilbrahams.
We reached Great Wilbraham at exactly 8.30pm and stopped for drinks at The Carpenter's Arms. On our last visit to this pub no food had been available, but today a full menu was on offer. We ordered drinks and a couple of bowls of gourmet triple-cooked chips and had a pleasant half hour of conversation before returning back to Cambridge.
We rode back in the dark to Fulbourn where the group divided. John and Paul turned north to Teversham and Chesterton whilst the rest of us continued to Cherry Hinton and form there back towards the City Centre. I arrived home at 9.45pm, having cycled 33 miles.
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