Following the Fen Rivers Way PRoW along the banks of the River Cam towards Fen Ditton provides an enchanting route through parts of semi suburban Cambridge. Viewed through intricate gates and fences, there are sneaky peeks of beautiful gardens that run down to the river. The waterway abounds with wildlife and is a perfect representation of the symbiosis of man and nature. Most noticeable today though is the constant flow of very long boats heading downstream towards Chesterton. It’s the final day of ‘The Bumps’ and the crews are raring to compete in the last events of the week. This is also the reason I’m here… to support Catherine and her team W2 from The Isle of Ely Rowing Club. This club which aims to make rowing accessible to people of all ages, sizes and backgrounds has performed well throughout the week and we were fortunate to watch them as they sped past us on ‘Grassy Bank’ to loud cheers from spectators lining the route. The crew reached clear water at the end of ‘Long Reach’ albeit that the cox had to use his skills and experience to avoid two boats which had just ‘bumped’. After that it was plain sailing (pun?) to make it a Row-over… well done Ely!