An English Summer Weekend

Almost perfect weather for cycling got me out into the English countryside of East Anglia where Classic Cars were on show

Biking through the English Summer
Biking through the English Summer

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Bikes & Birds

A great idea in London is what’s called ‘Boris’s Bikes’, the bikes can be hired by the hour from numerous locations and left at any other. So it was a nice reminder to see how many Cambridge has always had, here parked outside one of the colleges.

Bikes at Kings College Chapel
Bikes at Kings College Chapel

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East Anglian Summer Solstice

Cycling though the East Anglian countryside.

Though the Summer Solstice in East Anglia wasn’t a bright sunny day there was no rain; so we enjoyed cycling around the back lanes on the Essex Suffolk borders.

A field of bright yellow (Rape ) and reds (Poppies) with a few yellows and whites ( Ox-Eye Dasies ).
A field of bright yellow (Rape ) and reds (Poppies) with a few yellows and whites ( Ox-Eye Dasies ).

Having had snow recently and a fair amount of rain, the fields are perhaps a bit behind the normal growing season. Poppies seem to be making a comeback – here mixed in a field of Rape .

A thatched and white washed Cottage
A thatched and white washed Cottage

There is of course a downside to lush vegetation – Aphids by the million drifting across lanes and onto clothes and body.

There are so many nice sights on the route we took; one of my favourites is this picture perfect thatched cottage – complete with dove cots