Scenic path to St. Ives
Since quite a long ago I wanted to cycle through the scenic path that goes from Cambridge to St. Ives. Finally yesterday the summer returned to Cambridge (at least for some days), so it was a perfect occasion to explore a bit. The existence of this path is not extremely spread over Cambridge, so I’ll try to answer some questions about it:
- What is the Cambridshire Guided Busway? It’s an exclusive bus way which connects Cambridge with some neighboring towns. The bus only can only travel inside the “busway”. Next to there’s a nice and smooth cycle path. No streetlights (excepting some occasional crossroads). No annoying cars. There are several routes. More information in The Busway main site here, or in Wikipedia.
- Where it starts? The one going to St. Ives start in Milton Road, close to the Cambridge Regional College:
- It worth cycling it? Of course! It’s a nice experience to have a good quality road without being annoyed by cars. And you always can make a stop to observe the wetlands and birds on the vicinity of St. Ives.
- What if I get bored? It’s so straight… Well, there’s plenty of side paths and walks starting from the main road, so there’s room for exploring 😉
Finally some pictures.. Must admit than the closer to St. Ives, the nicer the landscape becomes…