Wednesday, 31 May 2017

31 May: Evening ride to Shepreth

Nigel writes: Tonight was a glorious early summer evening, allowing us to enjoy one of the best evening rides so far this year. Tonight's riders were Alex, Neil, Ray, Gareth, Camille and Ray, who all joined the start, and Yasmin who joined us along the way in Whittlesford.

Approaching the DNA path

Our pub stop was the Green Man in Shepreth. The last time we went there, on 5th August, Alex was in the lead, and I was so impressed by the route that he took that I decided to repeat it again tonight.

Little Shelford

We followed our usual route south to Duxford. There, instead of continuing south to Ickleton and climbing Coploe Hill, we turned west and followed Grange Road to Chrishall Grange.

Chrishall Grange (Photo: Camille Stavrakas)

Chrishall Grange (Photo: Camille Stavrakas)

From Chrishall Grange we climbed up to Chrishall and continued via Heydon to Great Chishill. This is the highest village in Cambridgeshire, and allowed us to enjoy almost 3.8km of continuous descent to the junction with the B1368 near Flint Cross.

Approaching the long descent at Great Chishill

After a short run along the B1368 to Fowlmere we arrived in Shepreth at about 8.10pm, well ahead of time. This allowed us a relaxing and unhurried visit to The Green Man.

Pub stop in Shepreth

At about 9pm we set off back to Cambridge.

About to set off for home from the pub

Last time we had cycled home via the A10 cycleway, but tonight I decided to stick to the classic route back, via Barrington and Chapel Hill.

Chapel Hill

I arrived home at 10pm exactly, having cycled 58km (36 miles). Nigel Deakin



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