Stanford - Hertfordshire

Stanford - Hertfordshire

Thursday 19 January

Eleven of us set off headed for Stanford. John a new member, Roy, David R, David W, Sandra, Charlie, Louise, Adrian, Frank C, Geoff and myself. We set off in two groups due to the number of riders, lead by Geoff and Frank C. We did the direct route vis Norton, Stotfold, Arlesey, Henlow, Clifton and Stanford. As we were running early we did an extra loop towards Ireland and right to Southill before heading back to Stanford and The Green Man pub for lunch. John had to leave us early on in the ride due to problems with his bike, I believe. We were met at the Green Man by John and Paul along with Bridget, Gill and Ray. Another good lunch was had here as expected with plenty of amiable chat.

After lunch most of us came back by the direct route turning right at the lights in Stotfold past Fairfield and back to Letchworth. John made his own way back as usual. Paul and Adrian decided to put in a few extra miles and headed out towards Moggerhanger. The weather was sunny most of the time, but very cold with a little wind from time to time, which made it feel colder. On the journey back I could feel a little heat in the sun, which was nice. My mileage was just over 21 with an average of 11.