11 August 2018

11 Aug 2018: Hatfield to Knebworth

11 of us met last Saturday morning, for a great ride into the wilds of Tewin and Datchworth, welcoming new riders, returning riders and two that were making a transition from the women’s group to slightly longer rides.
Hatfield start
The road through Tewin up to Burnham Green proved to be a bit of a challenge to some of us; I know this road can be tiring, but it is worth travelling along. We took ourselves into Datchworth and made a beeline for Rectory Lane. This is a great road that is about the width of a small Mini and we encountered a car, but the driver was very good and made his way past us without too much trouble. This little lane is so nice and windy, but at the cross roads you can easily lose your bearings, but we didn’t. Two of our new riders were a South African couple and they loved the countryside.

The last time we visited Coasters we had seating no problem, but this time it was very full with no seating available and a wait for tables. After break we headed back via Rabley heath and Codicote where the road down to Codicote from the heath has some quite fabulous views. From Codicote we headed to Hatfield via Ayot St Peter. These roads are a steady climb all the way and everyone seemed to deal with them OK. There were a couple of stops, one to take in the arts & crafts church in Ayot and another to give directions on a fast, busy road.

By the time we got back to Hatfield there were smiles all around.

Neil 11/08/2018

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