Reluctantly we decided to shorten the ride and made an anti-clockwise loop through Littlebury and Great Chesterford to the Ickleton Riverside Café. The CTC don't often use this route because of traffic but on a wet Sunday afternoon that was not a concern.
There one of only two the other customers (both cyclists) was persuaded to come out into the rain to take our group photo.
By the lake at Riverside Barns, Ickleton
This is also an excellent tea-stop and we look forward to another visit (we'll be back for tea in Ickleton on Sunday 27th September). The rain showed no sign of abating so after tea, coffee and scrumptious cake we sped directly homewards by the most direct route. I'm not sure of the distance because my ancient GPS, which dosn't like rain, had switched itself off, but it was probably about 20 miles.
Inside the cafe at Riverside Barns
For future reference my previous Sunday afternoon ride on 26th July (here's my report) also took place in torrential rain. John Ferguson