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CTC Cambridge

Route: Ely, Welney and Wicken (122km) (76mi)

Start: Brookside
Author: Rupert

A classic all-day summer ride into the Fens to visit Welney.

Goes out along the towpath to Waterbeach then heads via Cottenham and Wilburton to Ely for coffee. Continues further north along the river - with a little step into Norfolk - before turnng west to Welney for lunch. Returns via Ely to Wicken for tea creating a "figure-of-8" route on the map.

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This route is in the route collection Longer all-day summer rides
Direction: north-east from Cambridge.
Elevation gained: 207m.
Counties and unitaries visited: Cambridgeshire (97%) and Norfolk (2%)
This route passes through Cambridge (0km) (0mi), Fen Ditton (5km) (3mi), Cambridge (6km) (4mi), Horningsea (8km) (5mi), Clayhithe (10km) (6mi), Waterbeach (10km) (6mi), Landbeach (13km) (8mi), Cottenham (16km) (10mi), Wilburton (26km) (16mi), Witchford (32km) (20mi), Ely (35km) (22mi), Chettisham (40km) (25mi), Littleport (44km) (27mi), Black Horse Drove (52km) (32mi), Brandon Creek (53km) (33mi), Ten Mile Bank (58km) (36mi), Gold Hill (69km) (43mi), Pymoor (76km) (47mi), Little Downham (80km) (50mi), Ely (83km) (52mi), Barway (91km) (57mi), Wicken (98km) (61mi), Lode (110km) (68mi), Stow cum Quy (114km) (71mi), Cambridge (117km) (73mi), Fen Ditton (119km) (74mi) and Cambridge (119km) (74mi).
This route passes the following possible refreshment stops: Cottenham, Community Centre (17km) (11mi) and Wicken Fen, Docky Hut Cafe (98km) (61mi).

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