Our first stop was to be Dimples cafe set in a mini golf course in a Letchworth suburb. A reasonable distance so a fairly direct route was taken. Up the valley of the Mimram river to Kimpton Mill, then more back lanes skirting St Pauls Warden, avoiding Preston Hill to get to St. Ippollitts (lovely name), followed by Great Wymondley into Willian. This latter is now virtually a suburb of Letchworth and here we went on an off road cycle path into the pleasant suburban streets in the south of Letchworth, where, with a bit of luck I actually located the cafe. After coffee and sustenance it was time to move on and Neil went back, as he didn’t want to over-do things.
Coming back from Biggleswade we came down to the west of the A1 through Arlesey, this route is a bit boring but has the virtue of being flat. Then on and through Hitchin to the cyclist friendly haunt of “Emily’s Tearoom” in Whitwell. On from here we dispersed. When I got back to the start I made it about 55 miles in total but some of the others would have had quite a few more miles to do to get to their homes.