Monday, 21st July 2014: I couldn’t resist going out for a spin on Tillie, my new 29er, my first 29er. (Trek Stache). The temptation was too great, despite it being a Monday, or because it was a Monday with too long to the weekend. The route is here on Bike Route Toaster. the time had come to to try out my new bike on some longer tracks. This loop heads out to Abington on the Roman Road (Worsted Street) and back on Rowley Lane. Rowley Lane connects Babraham and Stapleford by a path that has been upgraded to a bridleway.
The route is a shade under 50Km/30miles with some minor lumpiness. The Roman Road undulates up to around 70m – twice! The bike was great on the ups and downs. It was stable without being boring. I even enjoyed the uphills. Now I admit I might be a bit biased, but without prompting when my son went for a spin he said the same thing – just it quick it rolls.
Flowers along Worsted Street
Roman Road Cambridge to Balsham
Bridleway to Hilderhsam
The view from the Roman Road-Hildersham bridleway
Abington-Babraham Footbridge over A11
A field of flowers along Rowley lane
As you can see not too many pictures – I was having fun riding my bike.