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CTC Cambridge

21 May: Evening ride to Barrington

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 

Conrad writes: I arrived at Brookside with my customary 2 minutes to spare to find Eva, Carol, Klaus, Neil, Chris, Mark and Emma already there. We left Brookside and took the usual route down Trumpington Road, through the Shelfords, Whittlesford and Duxford.

We were making good progress and so we took the long climb up to Elmdon instead of the shortcut to Royston Lane. We regrouped in Elmdon and then climbed further to catch the beginning of what turned out to be a beautiful sunset. We descended to Chrishall Grange and then crossed the A505 towards Fowlmere, Crossing the A10, we entered Shepreth and finally we reached the Royal Oak in Barrington at about 8:20 pm.

Sunset from the Royal Oak

I didn't join the others at the pub as I wanted to visit my colleague who lives in Barrington. After tucking into some home-made cheesecake and key lime pie, I took my leave and rejoined the others at the Royal Oak, just in time to catch this photo of the sunset. Chris made his own way home while the rest of us climbed Chapel Hill and returned to Cambridge. It was about 9:30 pm when I passed Brooklands Avenue after cycling 31 miles. Conrad Chua