Wednesday, 30 August 2017

30 Aug: Evening ride to Hemingford Abbots

Nigel writes:Tonight was a premonition of autumn. Although the evening was dry following a day of light rain, the temperature was unexpectedly cold. It was just over 10C at the start of the ride and although it didn't fall much further than that after dark I had to keep reminding myself that it was still August and that we had had enjoyed the hottest August Bank Holiday for decades just two days earlier.

On the busway

Our members aren't easily put off by a spell of unseasonably cold weather, however, and I was joined at Brookside by five others: David S, Gareth, newcomer Abi, Andrew and Tom. Along the way we were joined by Mark, and Paul joined us at the pub, making a total of eight in total.

On the busway

Tonight's ride consisted of a run along the busway to St Ives followed by a ride along the Thicket Path and across the Ouse Meadows to Hemingford Abbots. We reached the Axe and Compass at about 8.10pm and stopped for drinks, bowls of chips and burgers.

The Ouse at Houghton

Drinks in the Axe and Compass

Afterwards we returned back to Cambridge via Hemingford Grey, St Ives and the busway. I arrived back home at 10.30pm after having cycled 62km (38 miles). Nigel Deakin

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