Sunday, 16 April 2017

16 Apr: Sunday afternoon ride to Newmarket

Neil writes: Gina, David, John and Simon joined me at Brookside for the Easter Sunday afternoon ride. I led the group out of Cambridge via Hills Road and Worts Causeway, and on through Fulbourn, the Wilbrahams, and Six Mile Bottom. On Easter Sunday, of course, most of the shops are closed, and the roads are noticeably quieter than usual. My planned route continued to Newmarket from the south, from Dullingham, Stetchworth and Woodditton, and into a long downhill straight on Duchess Drive.

Brookside

Our tea stop was the 'Tacks Room'. This is the cafe of the National Horseracing Museum, now relocated to a new site on Palace Street, not far from Coffee and Co. I believe this was the first visit to the new venue by the Sunday ride, though I'm told the Thursday ride had been there already. Anyway, the Tacks Room offers table service and a good selection of cakes and scones at usual tea shop prices.

Tea

The forecast heavy rain arrived while we were in the tea room, but had mostly cleared by the time we left. We returned to Cambridge on National Cycle Network route 51 (Exning, Burwell, the Swaffhams and Bottisham). I rode 69km (43 miles) from home to home (ascent 264m). Neil Spenley



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