The route I took to Whitwell was a well-used route for us and offered us nothing but pleasant cycling; the stop at Emily’s was just as pleasant. This really is a great way to introduce the simple pleasure of experiencing our countryside on two wheels.
Our route back took us by Kimpton Mill and along the bottom road there. At the Codicote crossroads we headed for the Ayots and just up from there our party split with a couple making their own way home, while the rest of us pootled through the Ayots and took in Sherrards Park (this is a lovely off road route) to WGC and we made our way down to Stanborough lakes. The lake looked awesome, with people boating, fishing and sunbathing. We were soon heading back into Hatfield to complete a nice morning’s ride.