Sunday, 29 October 2017

29 Oct: Sunday afternoon ride to Anglesey Abbey

Neil writes: Sunday afternoon was clear, bright, and not too windy, so good conditions for autumn cycling, and I was joined at Brookside by ten other riders. We left Cambridge using the route alongside the river, from Midsummer Common to Fen Ditton and on to Stow-cum-Quy.

At the start

This outing was one of our new, shorter afternoon rides, so we followed the National Cycle Network route through Bottisham and the Swaffhams just as far as Reach. Then we returned via the Lodes Way to Lode and Anglesey Abbey, glimpsing a rainbow along the way.

I have ridden past Anglesey Abbey many times, but never through the entrance. They do have quite a bit of cycle parking, though it is distributed in at least three different locations around the car park.


After tea, we returned along the B1102. There is now a partially constructed cycleway adjacent to the road. This does not yet cover the whole distance from the Abbey to Stow, but the section that has been built is quite usable, and much more pleasant than the road.

I was home by 4.30pm, having ridden 25 miles (41 km) with 140m of ascent. Neil Spenley

Download GPS track (GPX).

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