Wednesday, 27 August 2014

27 Aug: Evening ride to Fen Drayton

Nigel writes: Tonight was overcast and cool, but it remained dry and was pleasant enough. At Brookside I was joined by regular Neil and by John, who was a familar face from Sunday but was here on his first evening ride.

Our route this evening took north-west us out of Cambridge to Girton and then along the busway to St Ives. With a tailwind behind us we made rapid progress. Along the way we were joined by Paul D, bringing the size of our group up to four.


On the busway near the Fen Drayton lakes

We rode through St Ives and continued along the Thicket Path to Houghton. There we crossed the meadows to Hemingford Abbots before turning back south-east in the declining to Hemingford Grey and Fenstanton. By now the daylight was declining fast, and by the time we reached Fenstanton the sun had set.

A few minutes later we arrived in Fen Drayton where we stopped for refreshments at The Three Tuns. After half an hour with our drinks and bowls of chips we set off back for home. First stop was Swavesey, where John gave us for a tour of the village before leaving us to continue to the busway and back to Cambridge. I arrived home at 9.45pm, having cycled 38 miles.


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