A little bit of a walk on the wild side as hundreds brave the rain for a stroll across the new Ely by pass

PUBLISHED: 15:09 15 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:28 15 October 2018

Hundreds walked the Ely by pass ahead of its official opening

Hundreds walked the Ely by pass ahead of its official opening

Archant

If on your bucket list is walking a new road before it opens to traffic then many hundreds will have ticked that off on Sunday in Ely.

Hundreds took the chance to 'walk the bridge' as the county council allowed residents to see at first hand the new Ely southern bypas. Donations were given to Macmillan Cancer. Hundreds took the chance to 'walk the bridge' as the county council allowed residents to see at first hand the new Ely southern bypas. Donations were given to Macmillan Cancer.

A vast army of walkers took up the invitation from Cambridgeshire County Council to walk the new road connecting the A142 at Angel Drove to Stuntney Causeway, including bridges over the railway line and the River Great Ouse

Stewards from Macmillan Cancer Support helped make the event possible with organiser Ava Paice inviting donations from walkers to the charity.

King’s Ely stepped up to the challenge too, allowing use of their land for parking and providing a small fleet of mini buses to ferry the less able to the start of the walk and to return them afterwards to the car park.

Early walkers were home before the rain as by mid morning the clouds opened but it failed to deter those determined to see the views the new road provides.

Hundreds took the chance to 'walk the bridge' as the county council allowed residents to see at first hand the new Ely southern bypas. Donations were given to Macmillan Cancer. Hundreds took the chance to 'walk the bridge' as the county council allowed residents to see at first hand the new Ely southern bypas. Donations were given to Macmillan Cancer.

A walk way is nearing completion so that the view of Ely Cathedral can be enjoyed on less inclement days but that didn’t stop large numbers wanting to get a first glimpse.

Morris Men provided entertainment.

Hundreds took the chance to 'walk the bridge' as the county council allowed residents to see at first hand the new Ely southern bypas. Donations were given to Macmillan Cancer. Hundreds took the chance to 'walk the bridge' as the county council allowed residents to see at first hand the new Ely southern bypas. Donations were given to Macmillan Cancer.

Hundreds took the chance to 'walk the bridge' as the county council allowed residents to see at first hand the new Ely southern bypas. Donations were given to Macmillan Cancer. Hundreds took the chance to 'walk the bridge' as the county council allowed residents to see at first hand the new Ely southern bypas. Donations were given to Macmillan Cancer.

Hundreds took the chance to 'walk the bridge' as the county council allowed residents to see at first hand the new Ely southern bypas. Donations were given to Macmillan Cancer.Hundreds took the chance to 'walk the bridge' as the county council allowed residents to see at first hand the new Ely southern bypas. Donations were given to Macmillan Cancer.

Hundreds took the chance to 'walk the bridge' as the county council allowed residents to see at first hand the new Ely southern bypas. Donations were given to Macmillan Cancer. Hundreds took the chance to 'walk the bridge' as the county council allowed residents to see at first hand the new Ely southern bypas. Donations were given to Macmillan Cancer.

Hundreds took the chance to 'walk the bridge' as the county council allowed residents to see at first hand the new Ely southern bypas. Donations were given to Macmillan Cancer. Hundreds took the chance to 'walk the bridge' as the county council allowed residents to see at first hand the new Ely southern bypas. Donations were given to Macmillan Cancer.

Hundreds took the chance to 'walk the bridge' as the county council allowed residents to see at first hand the new Ely southern bypas. Donations were given to Macmillan Cancer. Hundreds took the chance to 'walk the bridge' as the county council allowed residents to see at first hand the new Ely southern bypas. Donations were given to Macmillan Cancer.

Hundreds took the chance to walk the length of the Ely bypass on Sunday ahead of its official opening in two weeks time. Hundreds took the chance to walk the length of the Ely bypass on Sunday ahead of its official opening in two weeks time.

Hundreds took the chance to 'walk the bridge' as the county council allowed residents to see at first hand the new Ely southern bypas. Donations were given to Macmillan Cancer. Hundreds took the chance to 'walk the bridge' as the county council allowed residents to see at first hand the new Ely southern bypas. Donations were given to Macmillan Cancer.

Hundreds took the chance to 'walk the bridge' as the county council allowed residents to see at first hand the new Ely southern bypas. Donations were given to Macmillan Cancer. Hundreds took the chance to 'walk the bridge' as the county council allowed residents to see at first hand the new Ely southern bypas. Donations were given to Macmillan Cancer.

Hundreds took the chance to 'walk the bridge' as the county council allowed residents to see at first hand the new Ely southern bypas. Donations were given to Macmillan Cancer. Hundreds took the chance to 'walk the bridge' as the county council allowed residents to see at first hand the new Ely southern bypas. Donations were given to Macmillan Cancer.

Hundreds took the chance to walk the length of the Ely bypass on Sunday ahead of its official opening in two weeks time. Hundreds took the chance to walk the length of the Ely bypass on Sunday ahead of its official opening in two weeks time.

Hundreds took the chance to walk the length of the Ely bypass on Sunday ahead of its official opening in two weeks time. Hundreds took the chance to walk the length of the Ely bypass on Sunday ahead of its official opening in two weeks time.

Hundreds took the chance to walk the length of the Ely bypass on Sunday ahead of its official opening in two weeks time.Hundreds took the chance to walk the length of the Ely bypass on Sunday ahead of its official opening in two weeks time.

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  • "Morris Men" did not supply the entertainment. It was Sutton Masque. They are your local MIXED Morris Side and it would be gracious of you to acknowledge the men and women who danced there.

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    John Lagrue

    Friday, October 19, 2018

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