CTC ride to Stradishall, Lavenham and West Wratting

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Tom led us on a fine ride today, taking in some beautiful countryside and many quiet lanes. There were six riders at the start at Brookside, and then at coffee we lost Greta but picked up Adrian and Geoff, making seven, which made today the best-attended day ride for quite a while. It was a hot and humid day (though mercifully the sun was hidden in the clouds for much of it), so we were glad to make an extra stop at Clare for ice cream after lunch and before tea.

From Brookside to Lavenham and back to Cambridge was about 80 miles, but I did an extra loop to Dry Drayton in the morning before the ride, and another loop to Waterbeach afterwards, to make it up to 100 miles for the day.