Go the ex­tra mile

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Meet the big-mileage club

We’re loosely fol­low­ing the route of the Tour of Cam­bridgeshire cy­cle race, start­ing from the East of Eng­land Show­ground, home of the MCN Festival of Mo­tor­cy­cling (www. mc­n­fes­ti­val.com).

You soon leave the city be­hind you, swing­ing onto Bul­lock Road, an old drovers road. Your next high­light is the run to Great Gid­ding and Win­wick. This is a lovely stretch and is a com­bi­na­tion of great bends and un­du­la­tions.

Ex­er­cise cau­tion when cross­ing over the rail­way line just af­ter Ab­bots Rip­ton, the sharp 90-de­gree bend has caught out the odd mo­tor­cy­clist.

To­wards Ram­sey St Mary’s the land­scape changes and you are in the fens, with big skies and views that go on for miles. At Pon­der­s­bridge head left onto the B1095, take the mi­nor but very sharp left turn into Wrights Drove and al­most im­me­di­ately the sharp right onto the aptly named Straight Drove. Be­fore long you’ll be on the route of the old A1. It be­comes al­most sin­gle-track road and takes you through Had­don and back to Bul­lock Road.

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