Sunday, 19 October 2014

19 Oct: Afternoon ride to West Wratting

Ray writes: We gathered at Brookside in bright afternoon sun; it was unseasonably warm today and most of us were back in shorts. Ian arrived just after 2pm with Julia and Flo, and we set off down Trumpington Road. We left Cambridge on the DNA path (photos below) and followed the cycle route through Sawston to Babraham where we crossed the footbridge to Abington before continuing on quiet roads to Linton. This is a well-ridden route for the club, but the first time for me in this direction.

On the DNA path (more photos at end)

We continued south-east to Bartlow before turning north and making a beeline for West Wratting, where the all-day riders had just arrived (and some were foregoing tea and heading straight back to Cambridge!) All of the afternoon group and the remains of the all-day ride enjoyed a satisfying tea before setting off for home.

Afternoon tea, West Wratting

Three riders turned left and took the direct route back, while the main group turned right to follow Ian on a more interesting route through Weston Colville and up to the Brinkley Road where we turned left to drop down into Six Mile Bottom. We regrouped just after crossing the main road, where Ian told us not to wait for him as he might have to stop to deal with a slow puncture. Nigel took the lead and we followed him to Stow cum Quy, Fen Ditton, and on into Cambridge, with riders peeling off along the way. This was a lovely ride on quiet roads, with plenty of autumn colours. I arrived home having covered 38 miles. Ray Miller

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