Wednesday, 28 May 2014

28 May: Evening ride to Hemingford Abbots

Nigel writes: Today was dull, cool and drizzly, and the only people who turned out for this evening's ride were Jim and me.

After waiting for a couple of minutes for any latecomers, the two of us set off. We rode through the City Centre, up Castle Hill and out along the Huntingdon Road to Girton Corner. From there we rode through Girton village and a few minutes later turned onto the busway for a brisk ride to St Ives. As we rode along, patches of drizzle came and went but it remained mostly dry.From St Ives we continued west along the Thicket Path to Houghton.

Houghton

We crossed the Ouse Meadows to Hemingford Abbots and after a brief excursion west across Eastside Common and back, stopped for drinks at The Axe and Compasses. This pub has changed hands since our last visit but it remains similar to before, and importantly a portion of chips remains on the menu at £2.50.

Afterwards the two of us set off back home, through Hemingford Grey to St Ives and then along the busway back to Cambridge. I arrived home at 9.55pm, having cycled 37 miles.


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