11 June 2017

11 June 2017: St Albans to Stotfold

A sunny and breezy day greeted us as we assembled for our ride out into Bedfordshire. This time the wind was behind us as we headed north - first stop Barton-le-Clay.

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)


Touring Bikes
Meeting Adrian and Jeff here was especially welcome as they unhesitating knew a great route across through some Bedfordshire villages to Stotfold where we were to try a new lunch venue for most - The Stag. This turned out to be a very pleasant and reasonably priced country pub - a good find.

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.

Richard 11/06/2017

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