Avoiding the well-trodden routes skirting Luton, we went through Harpenden and Caddington. Then descending by Chaul End (there is an amazing amount of house building going on around there) we found our way through the suburbs to pick up the Luton cycle path. Out through Streatley we whizzed down the serious hill at Sharpenhoe and were soon in Pete's Place enjoying a coffee.
|Lunch at Stotfold Stag|
|Fairfield Park (the old Three Counties Asylum)|
Refreshed, we turned south to Hitchin, up the gentler of the hills into Preston and then the popular cyclists' watering hole, Emily's in Whitwell. As we found there a bunch of old regulars with the group, there was a bit of a delay before we headed off for home.