It wasn’t only Burns Night, it was also Brian’s birthday. And how better to celebrate than with a morning’s cycling, followed by a pint and a stonking great steak and kidney pie? It was Thursday lunchtime and the Windmillers were back in the Pig and Abbott, tucking in with gusto to Landlady Pat’s homemade pies.
We’d had a excellent ride under blue skies taking in Bassingbourn, Haslingfield and Bourn – where we stopped for a coffee at the golf club – continuing on through the Hatleys, Wendy and Shingay before returning for lunch to Abington Pigotts.
Maurice, Andrew, Ken, Lawrence, Chris, Sandra, Ric and Brian had clocked up 32 miles – though Ric and Sandra did umpteen more cycling to and from home – and Vernon also cycled over to join us for lunch.
What with pie for lunch and haggis for dinner, thank god for lycra; it’s so very accommodating.