|Wooden Ski Bike|
After marvelling at the weight of some of the bikes from the early 1900s we ploughed on through Great Missenden and towards Little Pednor, ignoring the the signs that the road was closed even to pedestrians. Cyclists coming in the opposite direction assured us that the obstruction was navigable which indeed it was; a subsequent notice proclaimed that it was due to “conducter pulling in progress”.
bizarre spelling, we deduced that this was something to do with the electricity
cables attached to the nearby pylon. Passing then through the medieval Little
Pednor farm we continued through Chesham, climbing up to Pinner Green, followed
by the steep dip after Ley Hill, and along Venus Hill to arrive at the
Mediterranean Garden Centre at 3:45. Anticipating to be brushed off so close to
closing time, we were warmly welcomed by the staff who said we were the only
cyclists to have visited them after a very quiet day and were pleased to see us.
Leaving at 4:10 we returned taking the usual route via Rucklers Lane and Bunkers Lane. We had done about 58 miles.