Wednesday, 23 July 2014

23 Jul: Evening ride to Quy

Nigel writes: This evening was how an evening in late July is supposed to be: hot and sunny; glorious weather for a brisk evening ride in the peaceful countryside between Cambridge and Newmarket.

My companions at Brookside were regulars Gareth, Jim, Neil and James. We set off south-east out of Cambridge along Hills Road to Addenbrooke's where we turned left onto Wort's Causeway for the climb up and over the Gogs to Fulbourn. Gareth, Jim and James soon disappeared into the distance, leaving Neil and me to bring up the rear at a more relaxed but still brisk pace.

Neil and I continued from Fulbourn to the Wilbrahams and then east to Six Mile Bottom for the long climb to Brinkley. A fast descent along the B1052 brought us back down to Dullingham where we turned onto the long straight road to Swaffham Bulbeck.

Riding into the sun on Swaffham Heath Road

Neil and I arrived at the White Swan in Quy slightly early at about 8.20pm. As we approached we were overtaken by Gareth who had taken a longer route via West Wratting, whilst Jim was already tucking into a bowl of chips.

After a very pleasant half hour sitting outside the pub in the late evening sunshine we all returned back to Cambridge via Fen Ditton and the Jubilee Cycleway. I arrived home at 9.15pm, having cycled 32 miles.

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