First sunny ride of the year to Bury St Edmunds and Clare and Cavendish

Weather in the UK went from horrible late winter to heatwave literally overnight last week, so my ride today, out from Cambridge was the first in good weather since last October. I have ridden through rain and wind to keep this bike going and even enjoyed it though the bike has got dirtier on each ride. Today I rode out to Bury St Edmunds via Mildenhall and back via Cavendish, which must be one of the most beautiful villages in the country. There were lots of bikers out, a couple of them behind me from Mildenhall most of the way to Bury, a little intimidating but I noticed they kept scrupulously to each village speed limit, suggesting it was someone out doing some training.

GPX

cavendish

Back on the roads (of East Anglia)

The worst of the winter past and a battery throbbing with volts back into the bike, it has been dry enough to get out on the roads.

Last weekend or so I found some roads close to Cambridge that I am sure I have never visited before:

gpx trail

And today I rediscovered the nice route down to Saffron Walden and back via Little Walden and Linton – only 38 miles, it felt like a longer trip:
saffron walden route

Poor old bike has not been properly cleaned for nearly a year and is showing signs of wear – the dreaded bubbling paint on the cylinder heads and rusty fastenings. Today I attacked a couple of selected regions for some muc off treatment. With a service coming up soon I am wondering whether Lind Motorrad still provide the complementary cleaning that they did when they were SBW.

Finally, this plug in seems to have been updated and should show the last GPX file: