Wednesday, 24 September 2014

24 Sep: Evening ride to Barton

Nigel writes: It was the autumn equinox yesterday, and tonight was our final weekly evening ride of the summer. My companions on a cool, dry and sunny (until the sun set) evening were Jim and Chris.

With sunset at 6.54 there would be little scope for photos, so I took a quick one at Brookside before we started.


Our route this evening was the same as on 16th July: west along the Coton path to Coton, up Madingley Hill to Hardwick and along the old A428 to the turn for Bourn. The pace was fast, though probably not quite as fast as if Gareth had been present. After Bourn we visited Caxton and Great Gransden before stopping for a brief pause by Great Gransden windmill. We then turned south and followed the B1368 back west through Longstowe, Toft and Comberton, arriving at the White Horse in Barton at 8.15pm.

The pub has been remodelled slightly but remains as pleasant as always, and we enjoyed drinks and bowls of chips for half an hour before returning to Cambridge along the Barton Road cycleway. I arrived home at 9.30pm, having cycled 32 miles. A very pleasant end to an excellent summer of Wednesday evening rides.

Over the winter we will be holding monthly "moonight rides" at a more leisurely pace. The first such ride is on Wednesday 5th November with a ride along the busway to Hemingford Abbots.



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