On a fine spring day nine members set off from The Pheasant at 9.30am, led by Squadron Leader Maurice and followed by Deputy Dawg Andrew, Two Scones Keith, Brummie Brian, John B, John T, Hot Rod, Tom (Marmite Tom?) and Rick, downhill to Ickleton where they picked up Moley Martin who joined for 30 miles of the ride. The route then went via the Hinxton and A505 cycle paths to Great Abington, through to Hildersham and up the long climb to Balsham where refreshments were had at The Black Bull. Then it was back via Bartlow, Ashdon, Saffron Walden, Littlebury, Littlebury Green (where Moley peeled off back to Ickleton) and finally lunch at The Pheasant. Here’s the route:
And here are some of the group outside the walls of the Castle in Saffron Walden:
Thanks to Maurice and Andrew for organising an uneventful but very pleasant ride.