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And so it begins…

So I have actually gone, it was pretty strange riding off over the common in the blazing sun thinking that the next time I will be back it will hopefully be November and probably snowing! It’s also pretty strange leaving knowing that I won’t see my family for 5 months! But they say the hardest part is leaving (which is very true) so now that’s out the way, let the fun begin!

Cycling off over the common

Cycling off over the common

I have done a fair bit of cycling in the first two days despite leaving late on Monday I have still managed to cover about 160 miles and find myself in Cambridge. I stopped off to visit a mate at uni here and thought I had better take a look around at the same time.

My dog Molly see's me off

My dog Molly see’s me off

For a cyclist Cambridge is amazing and is a pretty good taster for Holland, its flat and there are bikes and cycle lanes everywhere (there are even traffic lights for bikes). Literally every railing in town has a bike or 3 lashed to it so much so that I struggled to find somewhere to lock mine. Cambridge is a really cool place, especially when the weather is perfect like today!

Cambridge is home to loads of cool bikes

Cambridge is home to loads of bikes

Kings College Cambridge University

Kings College Cambridge University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had a great time watching people punting on the river and wandering round all the colleges (don’t think I should have been in some but no one seemed to mind, I obviously fitted in, only joking).

Kings College

Kings College

Kings College

Kings College

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was really great but come about 3 o’clock I was becoming a little parched. As luck would have it there happened to be a small game of football on TV with some team called England playing so I felt it would be rude not to watch it with a beer (I was lucky as its the first world cup game I have watched and it was just about worth watching).

Punts under a shady willow tree

Punts under a shady willow tree

Punting on the Cam

Punting on the Cam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I ended the day with a true Cambridge University experience and got roped in to playing cricket for the Cambridge University Medics Cricket team, as you do! It was great fun to get back on a cricket pitch (must have been 5 years since I last did it). The weather was perfect and the ground was amazing. Each college at Cambridge has their own cricket pitch (yes it’s THAT posh!) we were playing on the Queens ground which was just out of town in the countryside, it looked perfect! As is always the way in cricket, I was there to make up the numbers however I always seemed to be fielding where the ball was played, I also played my part in a run out which I was pretty chuffed with. The opposition (zoology) made 121 off 20 over’s, but the medics batting line up was pretty strong and they knocked it off in fine fashion whilst only loosing one wicket.

Queens College cricket ground

Queens College cricket ground

Tomorrow is pretty special for a couple of reasons, I will hopefully be able to get my exam results in the afternoon and find out what degree (if any) I got. I have then booked the perfect way to celebrate, catching a ferry at 23:45 bound for the Hook of Holland, didn’t plan that very well! Anyway I have about 11 hours to get from here to Harwich it’s going to be a scorcher so hopefully I’ll make it!

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