Thursday, 13 October 2011

Stands the Church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea?

Tea at Grantchester

The women's ride to Cambridge set off last rainy Sunday morning with the rest of the early risers. We split from the main group at High Beech, led by Anna with a very large scale map torn from a small motoring atlas and the hazy memories of last years ride. The adventurers were three women's ride regulars Anna, Liz  and Isobel, and three eager recruits, Prosper, Bede and Ned.

The weather improved as we rode north, the temperature being ideal for a pleasant ride. Our route took us around Harlow and onto Much Hadham through Stocking Pelham up to Barley, then more or less straight north to Cambridge. Our ride into Cambridge took us via Grantchester where we stopped for a very welcome lunch at the Green Man, by this time Prosper was ready to eat a whole goat!

We then took the scenic route to the station for the train back to Finsbury Park. 
It was a great ride, thanks to everyone for coming and especially to Anna for being a great leader.

We look forward to planning more rides further afield to vary our Sunday outings and to make the Cambridge ride a club fixture. - Liz

Blog Title from Rupert Brookes - The Old Vicarage, Grantchester

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