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Sculpture trail

Five miles into Monday's ride and Lewis, Jeremy, Tom, Philippe and two Brians were contemplating the new sculpture outside Cambridge Station. Ariadne Wrapped was unveiled only last week by sculptor Gavin Turk and his pal, Al Weiwei, as an exploration of a classical figure that invites the audience inside a larger metaphysical maze. Well, quite.

Ariadne Wrapped

Perplexed, we continued on to the river and followed the towpath to Milton where, over coffee at the country park cafĂ©, we quizzed Philippe about living in Reunion - and Tom revealed he had visited the Indian Ocean island not once but five times, to compete in the scary sounding Megavalanche race down the mountainside.

Paddleboarders at Milton Country Park

Back on the bikes we headed for Cambridge North Station and our second art installation of the day, Hercules Meets Galatea. Less challenging than Ariadne Unwrapped, Galatea's poise and digital production imply power and perfection over Hercules' somewhat shakier manifestation. We kinda get that one.

Tom and Jeremy admiring Hercules while Galatea in the background looks on

Setting off homewards via the Chisholm Bridge we completed the return leg via Grantchester, Trumpington Meadows and Hauxton, from where we followed Jenny's Path back to Shelford.

We clocked up a total of 21 miles. Well done, team!

Brian and Philippe

21 miles anticlockwise