Sunday, 25 June 2017

25 Jun: Sunday afternoon ride to Braughing

Ray writes: After leading one of the most popular Wednesday evening rides of the year, today it was only Simon who accompanied me on the ride to Braughing, with John E riding with us as far as Fowlmere. After a different route out from Cambridge, we repeated the climb from Chrishall Grange to Heydon that we had enjoyed on Wednesday, but this time carried straight on in Great Chishill towards Barley. A left turn after Shaftenhoe End took us down one of my favourite lanes to Nuthampstead. Simon was on a new, lighter bike he had built from parts from e-Bay, and he was dancing up hills while I puffed and panted behind him.

We continued on small lanes through Great Hornmead and Little Hornmead before joining the B-road for the last few miles to Braughing, where we arrived at 3.50pm to find the all-day riders well into their tea and cakes.

I had coordinated with Alex so my outward route would not duplicate his route home; this allowed the two rides to join forces after tea and we stuck together all the way back to Cambridge. I arrived home after a hot 60 miles in the saddle.

Download GPS track (GPX).

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