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21 August. The Bull and Pheasant.

This could be the name of the Windmill Club’s very own pub were it to ever venture into the licensed trade. Once again, a Monday evening ride took in both hostelries and, once again, the peloton met up with John B at The Bull prior to the ride back to The Pheasant. And a lovely summer’s evening it was too when Andrew, Sandra, Ken and Martin set off at 5.00pm for a circuit via Chrishall Grange, Duxford, Ickleton, Strethall, Littlebury, Duddenhoe End and the Langleys.

Ken, who generally does not ride on a Monday, was surprised at the speed of the peloton which we explained was all in the interest of generating a real thirst. It swept past Martin’s and Ken’s houses in Ickleton, and The Ickleton Lion, before storming up Coploe Hill before a brief breather in Strethall and a 34 mph descent from Littlebury Green.

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Andrew at top speed at the Strethall Crossroads
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A Strethall selfie and breather

Then it was up the steep hill to Duddenhoe End before another, longer, breather in The Bull.

Thereafter the peloton climbed the three hills as usual whilst John chose his preferred off-road route from Little Chishill, which gained some metres but lost some time.

It was getting dim as we returned to The Pheasant – signs of the evenings drawing in – but we sat down to plentiful helpings of goujons and chips, washed down with some fine beers.

Thanks, Andrew, for organising a great ride of 22.5 miles. Here is the route taken:

Ickleton Circuit 21 August 2017

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