Bicycle, sun, sandwiches, churches, Tolstoy, busway, beer and bumps

A few photos from a ride on the Pashley Guv'nor out from Cambridge to Knapwell, Boxworth, Swavesey and back along the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway this Thursday. Had a wonderful packed lunch (ham sandwiches, a flask of tea and an apple in the graveyard at Knapwell and lay on my back for an hour in the sun reading Tolstoy's Gospel in Brief. Back in Cambridge I stopped at the Green Dragon for a pint and watched a bit of the May Bumps. Post pint and heading home by the river I met John Hughes (the Revd Dr) who is Dean of Chapel & Chaplain at Jesus College who had been out supporting the college crew. I've had a couple of conversations with John recently about Christianity and Socialism (his area of research) that have been very interesting. He was recently involved in the Christian Socialist Movement's Tawney Dialogue along with Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Lord Paul Myners, who was Chair of Marks and Spencer and also a junior Treasury Minister from 2008 to 2010.

Going north to Knapwell

Knapwell Church

Knapwell Church

Pashley Guv'nor at Knapwell Church

Countryside opp Boxworth Church

Boxworth Church and House 

Boxworth Church

Cambridgeshire Guided Busway

Over Mill on the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway
May Bumps near the Green Dragon pub
From the Pashley Guv'nor brochure
From the Pashley Guv'nor brochure