Cambridge to Duxford Air Museum

Cambridge to Duxford Imperial War Museum

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A 12 mile – one way cycle route which takes you from Cambridge out along country lanes and ‘B’ roads to the world famous Imperial War Museum at Duxford Airfield. The route is fairly flat and along tarmac surface all the way. Cycle hire us available in Cambridge from , Cambridge Station Cycles, Station Road Cambridge near the start of this ride or Cycle City Hire, 61, Newnham Rd, Cambridge. Cambridge mainly known for being a university town with its world famous Kings College Chapel and is full of historic places/buildings to visit.

Starting from outside of Cambridge Railway Station cycle along Station Road and after a few yards TURN FIRST LEFT and at the end of this road TURN LEFT along Hills Road. Cycle along Hills Road over the railway line and after 300 yards TURN LEFT on to Cherry Hinton Road.
Cycle along Cherry Hinton Road through the suburbs of Cambridge and after 500 yards you come to a roundabout. At the roundabout GO STRAIGHT AHEAD keeping to Cherry Hinton Road and cycle for 700 yards to the end of Cherry Hinton Road where you come to a cross road junction. At the junction TURN RIGHT along Queen Edith’s Way and after 50 yards TURN LEFT up Limekiln Road.

Cycle up Limekiln Lane for about three quarters of a mile until you come to a roundabout at the end of the road. At the roundabout GO STRAIGHT AHEAD along Hinton Way and after about three quarters of a mile you come to the village of Great Shelford which stands on the River Cam. When you reach Great Shelford you cycle over the railway line and you come to a cross road junction with the A 1301. At the junction GO STRAGHT AHEAD along Woollards Lane. Cycle 200 yards to the end of Woollards Lane and TURN LEFT along Church Street which takes you out of the village and across the river to the village of Little Shelford. As you enter the village you pass the parish church on your right and near by is the ancient market cross which dates back to pre Norman times. Continue along the road past the church and after a short distance you come to a cross road junction. At the junction TURN RIGHT along High Street and then IMEDIATE LEFT on to Newton Road which runs on to Shelford Road.

Continue for about a quarter of a mile along Shelford Road which takes you under the M11 motorway and to a ‘T’ junction, by this time you are cycling along in the countryside. At the ‘T’ junction TURN LEFT along London Road B1368 towards the village of Newton.
Cycle along London Road towards Newton Village and after a few hundred yards the road changes its name to Cambridge Road. Cycle along the road for about half a mile until you come to a junction at the centre of the village.

At the junction TURN LEFT along Fowlmere Road following the B1368 towards Fowlmere, about 500 yards along Fowlmere Road TURN LEFT along Brook Road in the direction of Thriplow Village. Cycle for about a quarter of a mile to the end of Brook Road and at the junction TURN LEFT on to Church Street.
Cycle along Church Street and after about 300 yards Church Street bends to the right. AT THIS POINT YOU TURN LEFT ALONG THE SMALL LANE ON THE CORNER and follow the lane for 500 yards until you come to a ‘T’ junction.

At the junction TURN LEFT along the A505 and Duxford Airfield with its museum is on your right. The entrance to the museum is 500yards along the road from the junction.

The Imperial War Museum Duxford (commonly referred to simply as “Duxford”) is part of the Imperial War Museum and is Britain’s largest aviation museum. Duxford houses the museum’s large exhibits, including nearly 200 aircraft, and military vehicles etc. Based on the historic Duxford Aerodrome, the site was originally operated by the RAF during the First World War. During the Second World War Duxford played a major role during the Battle of Britain.

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