Anyway eight bleary eyed people were assembled at the start after remembering to set their alarms for the arrival of BST. Steve H was leading and we went via Tewin, Bramfield and Stapleford before taking a scenic quiet route past the ancient St Leonard's church in Hertford then following the river path to Ware and the ever efficient Esem Express cafe. There was a distinct lack of customers when we arrived so we got served quickly. Tracey and Bill left to go home for MD celebrations and we were joined by Bob who had cycled up from Enfield.
Although the forecast was dry and fine it was really hard work cycling into the strong east wind. After coffee we headed north to Much Hadham then headed south to the edge of Harlow where we passed the marina on the river Stort. We managed to find a quiet route into the north edge of Harlow where Carol had found an alternate lunch stop.
|River Stort Marina|
|Willow beauty butterfly|