Wednesday, 20 August 2014

20 Aug: Evening ride to Barrington

Nigel writes: My companions for tonight's ride were regular Jim and newcomer Sven, here for his second ride with the club. It was a pleasant evening with quite a bit of sun though the temperature was quite cool with quite a chilly westerly wind which imparted a rather an autumnal feel to the air.

Our route this evening was a loop along roads to the west of Cambridge which we rarely visit on evening rides. We set off west from Cambridge along the Barton Road cycleway before turning onto the B1046 to Comberton, Toft, Bourn and Longstowe.

A couple of miles beyond Longstowe we turned left and continued part of the way to Gamlingay before turning south and returning back east through the Hatleys, Croydon, Arrington and the grounds of Wimpole Hall. We reached Barrington rather earlier than planned at about 8.15pm, just before the sun was due to set at 8.19pm.

Jim and Sven

After drinks and bowls of chips in the Queen's Head we returned back to Cambridge via Chapel Hill, Haslingfield and Barton. I arrived home at 9.30pm, having cycled 35 miles.

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