The meet: Morrison’s Fleetville
The destination: the Hub Redbourn
This week we welcomed a really healthy sized group to the ride; we had 4 of the 5MTF regular ladies and 8 riders who had seen our group on the GoSkyRide site or had spied our own website and decided to give us a go. We are used to riders coming up from London, but this week our fame had spread as far as Wellingborough!
So at 10am a contingent of a dozen riders followed me along a route I knew well, taking the quiet Valley Road that swings around to the Harpenden Road. We pootled along and took Beesonend Lane, which leads to the fisheries. It’s here that everybody has to do their best at lifting their bike up onto a bridge to get over the river Ver. We made our way past the Redbournbury Mill, which is a fine sight. One of the pleasures of doing these rides is showing people who live in this area just what is sitting on their doorstep, with main roads bypassing a lot of the more interesting parts of our countryside.