25th September, extended edition

This was indeed a glorious ride and thanks to Deputy Dawg, alias Andrew Rusack, for organising it (and not stopping every 5 minutes to repair punctures). After last week’s record tally of punctures, Andrew had a couple more on returning from the Duxford Air Show, but claimed he enjoyed the walk back to Wendens Ambo.

Today’s ride included a fast downhill from Therfield, followed by a panic pedal along suicide alley (the A505) before quiet lanes again to Litlington, Steeple Morden and Ashwell, where we stopped at The Jester, near the station for coffees / beers in about equal numbers. Then it was mountain climbing time with a long ride back to the Therfield / Sandon ridge where the views were superb and the riders split into 2 groups for the final miles home. Those who went via Therfield clocked up 29 miles whilst those who took the scenic route via Sandon did 33 miles. Needless to say, the final ascent towards Great Chishill up the Seven Sisters resulted in Alison being very busy on the beer pumps in The Pheasant, where a good lunch was had by all.

Happy jesters / piss artists at The Jester in Ashwell.
Happy jesters / piss artists at The Jester in Ashwell.

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