A Cambridge wheel: anywhere the wind blows…

All Saints Church , Landbeach. Kite aerial photograph shot on a ride along Akerman Street. It’s a tricky balance between enough wind to lift a camera and a comfortable ride.
Sail training on the Cam. The riverside tracks are a very variable surface for cycling, Southward from Clayhithe the tow path forms part of NCR11, Northward it’s a boneshaker of a ride.
A key part of the Lodes Way section of NCR11 is the bridge over Swaffham Bulbeck Lode.
Different winds give different views: the weed cake on Bottisham Lode
NCR 11 is shared with the Fen Rivers Way to the North of the City, it can get congested easily as it is so narrow but the tree shelter is welcome if riding against the wind.
St Mary’s Burwell is a gem, traces of 11cent work are visible in the walls and the octagon plan of the tower shows it’s a daughter of Ely.
Between Swaffham Prior and Burwell just off NCR 51 is the great boundry of the Saxon kingdom of the East Angles, this view is looking toward Reach where the great ditch and bank end at the edge of the Fen.
400 miles on. The CdF weighs 12Kg and I lug about the same in kit ..2 kites (sometimes 3), 250m of line, harness, anchor strap, 2 cameras and radio control, …with a butterfly on my knee!

This is an on-going project born out of the boredom of lockdown. The routes are a mix of NCR, green lanes and downright awful dirt tracks.

Most of my rides are logged on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/58561271


About billboyheritagesurvey

Heritage worker
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2 Responses to A Cambridge wheel: anywhere the wind blows…

  1. Simon Barnes says:

    Lovely job Bill, looking as lean as ever !

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