Total climbing: 1251 m
Total Time: 06:49:11
This was a 4-day trip to Cambridge.
We left Edinburgh on the train on Saturday, 3 September.
On Tuesday, 6 September, I rented a bike and we headed south to a small market town called Saffron Walden.
Simon was on his Brompton.
We left the apartment at around 10 am.
10.19 – Leaving Cambridge
The forecast was for sun in the morning, and overcast in the afternoon. That’s what we got.
10.22 – Fields around Cambridge
Leaving Cambridge we rode along the bus tracks.
10.24 – Bus tracks. What a cool idea!
We then took the DNA cycle path that goes to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
10.37 – Simon on the DNA cycle path
10.44 – Celebrating the 10,000th mile of the national cycle network
We went through a number of villages that looked like this one.
10.54 – Arriving at #
It was a gentle cycle. There seems to be a noticeable lack of hills in the area.
11.19 – A path near #
11.25 – Church and graveyard in #
11.48 – A ford near #
12.02 – Church and graveyard in #
The landscape was pretty, but never spectacular the way it’s in Scotland.
12.38 – Fields near #. Super flat.
It got cloudier as the afternoon approached. There was hardly any wind, and we got pretty warm.
12.38 – A crossroads at #
12.55 – #
We arrived at Saffron Walden at around 1pm.
13.17 – Quaint houses in Saffron Walden
We had lunch in the church garden.
13.18 – The main church in Saffron Walden
We then cycled around town. It was a very interesting place.
13.20 – More quaint houses in Saffron Walden
We left Saffron Walden and headed north, back to Cambridge.
14.43 – A dovecote
There were blackberries all the way along this path.
14.57 – Path with unripe blackberries
15.42 – Arriving at Swaston
15.58 – Brompton & rented bike having a rest
We got back to the rented apartment at around 5pm.
We had a quick dinner and left for the pub. There, we met up with a few colleagues and friends.
Roberto came with his wife and kids. We had a great time.
We took the train back to Edinburgh the next day.
I took all the photos on my iPhone.