Sunday, 27 August 2017

27 Aug: Afternoon ride to West Wratting

John writes: One guest (William) and a new CTC rider (David) joined me and seven others in perfect weather for the afternoon ride to West Wratting. We hope to see the new-comers again soon but we cannot guarantee a tea up to the standard of Leslie and Peter's home tea.

Catmere End

Coploe Hill

Ten riders required a back-marker for which Rupert volunteered. Not wishing to repeat much of the previous Sunday's ride to Newmarket and a home tea not being as time critical as others I opted for the anti-clockwise route via Coploe Hill, Saffron Walden and Ashdon. An early puncture and short pauses for regrouping at hill tops meant we arrived at tea round about 4.30pm.

Tea

Tea

Tea was splendid so many thanks to Leslie and Peter for their magnificent hospitality. The weather was so hot we had the unusual experience of having to sit in the shade to admire the fine garden. After tea I led a group of eight riders on the quiet route home via Abington, Babraham and Stapleford. Strava recorded a distance of 48 miles, with 1630 feet of climbing. John Ferguson



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