|Route check at Washall Green|
By now it had started to rain so we stayed in the pub as long as possible before having to move on. The countryside was still idyllic but seems less so when one is being rained on and facing a head wind. However we reached the nursery at Rushden, where we put our bikes out of the rain in one of their poly-tunnels whilst having tea in another.
On leaving, Adrian headed off homeward, whilst we headed due south with a fine view of Cromer windmill before reaching Walkern. From there it was still southwards via Aston, Datchworth and Tewin, then into WGC and back to the start at Hatfield. From there many of the party still had to get themselves back to St Albans so they would have done quite a bit more than the 60 miles I logged from start to finish.