David Bale writes about an adventure in the snow
‘But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.’
- Robert Frost
Suspension bridges, formidable hills and impassable snows are among Cambridgeshire’s lesser-known secrets. Yet, I now know them ‘experimentally’. I live in Buckden, five miles from both St Neots and Huntingdon. I usually attend St Neots Meeting, but before Christmas, when much of the north of Britain was in the grip of a cold spell, I had some concerns about heavy snow that was forecast. Driving on treacherous roads can be fatal. Cycling on them could possibly be worse! The only alternative was to walk. However, my knees are knackered. On the other hand, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and I had no fear that walking would prove terminal.
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