15 August 2015

15 Aug 2015: Saturday ride to Stanborough Lakes

This was a great Saturday jaunt out with a well-attended group of riders of all abilities. Richard was our leader and he had an interesting route planned.

Large group outside supermarket
Starting outside Morrisons, Fleetville

We set off down the Alban Way and it was really lovely, many of the group not having being there before were pleasantly surprised at this tranquil little path that led us straight to Hatfield. We kept off the road as we navigated our way to Mill Green and just past the museum we picked up a dirt track that took us under a bridge and on to the lakes. We skirted the lake and took a refreshing break at the café there watching the sailing and the dogs chasing the ducks.

Group with bikes at lake 
Sailing on the lake
Stanborough Lakes
 Dog chasing ducks in the lake

From here we headed up through the town of WGC, and at the big white bridge we popped down onto the wooded path of Sherrardspark Wood, a lovely leafy affair of oaks and hornbeams in the middle of WGC. We followed this and made our way over towards the Ayots and then took the Ayot Greenway to Wheathampstead.

From Wheathampstead we navigated through the lanes and back over to Sandridge, and then we went up through Oakland’s college and back onto the Alban Way to complete a lovely morning’s ride of under 20 miles. Many thanks are due to Richard for giving us a good and mostly off road route.

Neil 15/08/2015

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