Wednesday, 14 September 2016

14 Sep: Evening ride to Quy

Nigel writes: After a hot and humid day, tonight was a very warm evening, with a temperature at 6.30pm still in the mid-20's. I wondered whether this would put off riders, but in the event when I arrived at Brookside for tonight's evening ride I was joined by five others: Gareth, Paul, Ray, Dimitris and Tim, which is fairly good by the standards of recent evening rides.

Wort's Causeway

We set off from Brookside, headed down Hills Road to Addenbrooke's, and turned left onto Wort's Causeway for the climb over the Gogs to Fulbourn. From there we continued through the Wilbrahams to Six Mile Bottom and continued up Brinkley Hill as far as Cemetery Crossroads.

Brinkley Road

The pace this evening was satisfyingly brisk, and after a delightful run along Balsham Lane we reached Dullingham in good time to allow a short loop around the village before continuing west to Swaffham Bulbeck.

Pausing on Balsham Lane

We reached Quy at about 8.20pm and stopped at The White Swan for drinks and chips, which we enjoyed sitting outside in the still-warm evening air.

The White Swan, Quy

Afterwards we returned the short distance to Cambridge via Fen Ditton and Ditton Meadows, and I arrived home at about 9.30pm, having cycled 51km (32 miles).Nigel Deakin



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