Sunday, 30 October 2016

20 Oct: Sunday afternoon ride to Waresley

Simon writes: This week's ride to Waresley Park Garden Centre went even more smoothly than last Sunday afternoon; no-one's front light reverse engineered itself on the road, no-one's gear mechanism got confused by the ouroboros nature of the chain it shares a relationship with and, of course, the blog editor didn't augment any of my split infinitives.

That's not to say everyone managed to assimilate the daylight saving change.

Our group count for today was calculated as being 6.28 riders, or 2 pi () for those who are hungry enough!

Leaving Brookside at 1pm included Mike K, Alison, Johns E and F and Neil.

The route I had planned was designed to take us directly out through Granchester, Barton, Comberton, Toft, Bourn and Longstowe. This was to allow us the time to visit such villages that might normally be less easy to access on a half day ride with darkness catching us up just at the end – hence the orbital loop through Gamlingay, Cinques and Abbotsley before the only short hill climb of the afternoon to Waresley itself. There were four other hills on our ride, but they were all downhill.

Tea at Waresley

At tea we were joined for a pleasant half hour by Richard who had cycled from Bedford but normally drives to Cambridge to join the Thursday rides, and Paul D who, finding himself at Brookside at 1.27pm, realises that he's 27 minutes late instead of 33 minutes early but still did well to reach Waresley in time to meet us after our loop.

My thanks go to Neil, who supplied the GPS track for last week's report and to John F for the photos. Simon Gallaway

Download route (GPX).

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