Since Tom and Brian hadn't been on an evening ride with us before I spent a little time at the start explaining what I was planning to do, after which we set off through the city centre, up Castle Hill and along Huntingdon Road to join the busway just beyond Girton.
On the busway
The current spell of cool, unsettled weather continues, and as we rode along towards St Ives we could see patches of rain in the distance. We were braced for a shower but in the event by the time we reached St Ives the sky had brightened up and the threat of rain had disappeared.
We continued along the Thicket Path to Houghton and then crossed the Ouse Meadows to Hemingford Abbots, reaching the Axe and Compasses at about 8pm.
After a pleasant 45 minutes or so in the pub we set off back through Hemingford Grey to St Ives. The sun set just after we departed, and as we crossed the ancient bridge at St Ives we saw an intense dark red sky on the western horizon.
At St Ives we rejoined the busway for our return journey back to Cambridge. It was quite dark by the time I arrived home at 10.05pm, having cycled 35 miles.
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