St Ives to Huntingdon: the missing link

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The problem of keeping away from motor traffic is not solved but this route is useable in all weathers and, with care, in the dark. I have tried various alternate routes to this, they all have problems. This is the … Continue reading

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Cambridge to Saffron walden cycle route

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Following the convolutions of NCR11 covers most of the distance. Continue reading

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Cambridge to Royston safe cycle route?

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A short ride with a difficult finish.
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Cambridge to Huntingdon: a safe cycle route

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So far the active travel options still inolve crossing and re-crossing the A1123. Continue reading

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Cambridge to Ely via Burwell a safe cycle route

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This route may not appear to be obvious as there are options to ride from Lode to Wicken on NCR11. By avoiding the ‘Lodes Way’ there is less gravel work and a little less exposure to wind. Of the many … Continue reading

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500km in 8 days

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2.19km: There is a single, daily train from Cambridge to Harwich International (or Parkeston Quay as it used to be known, it still carries the station code HPQ). The ride to the station starts the journey to Leuven. All the … Continue reading

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Croix de Fer 3x

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Whether its adventure, gravel, trekking, bikepacking or touring the CdF is the bike for the job provided you are ok with the 12.5 kg weight. Since Vin Cox set the 2010 round the world record on one, its robustness has … Continue reading

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On draughtsmanship and the 2 & a half D world

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Jemma Frisious, published in 1584, a survey manual that demonstrated intersection of angles by ‘astrolable catholico’, as a ‘universal’ survey tool. Within a short few years precise national mapping campaigns were underway accross Europe. One of the first, by Christopher … Continue reading

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2 vintage NMU bridges

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Crossing the railway at Leuven and Cambridge are 2 ‘tunnel’ bridges of similar age. They differ in span with the 1989 Cambridge Tony Carter bridge being longer and something of an engineering monument as the longest cycle bridge in Britain … Continue reading

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19/08/2022

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