Wednesday, 29 March 2017

29 Mar: Evening ride to Hemingford Abbots

Nigel writes: Spring, at last, has arrived, and with the clocks having gone forward last weekend our evening rides have now become weekly. To celebrate our first evening ride of the year for which a significant part of the ride would be held in daylight, I was joined at Brookside by Alex, John R, John S and Dimitris.

Our destination this evening was Hemingford Abbots. We left Cambridge along Huntingdon Road and joined the busway just beyond Girton. With a gentle tailwind we made smooth and rapid progress to St Ives, arriving there just as the sun was setting at about 7.30pm.

On the busway

We continued along the Thicket Path to Houghton in declining light and arrived at The Axe and Compass in Hemingford Abbots just as it was beginning to get dark. It was a very mild evening, and we briefly contemplated sitting outside the pub, before deciding that it would be better to eat inside.

After a pleasant meal we returned via Hemingford Grey to St Ives and then rejoined the busway for the journey back to Cambridge. I arrived home at about 10pm, having cycled 58km (36 miles). Nigel Deakin



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