Cople Bedfordshire

Tuesday 15th March

Eleven of us left Wetherspoons in Leys ave at the slightly earlier time of 10:40 heading in the direction of Cople near Bedford. Louise, Sheila, Mia, Jacquie, Steve, the two Franks, David R, Roger and myself lead as usual by Geoff. We headed via Norton, Stotfold, Arlesey where we were joined by Norman, Henlow, Clifton, Stanford, Ireland, Cardington arriving at the Five Bells at Cople at about 12:15. David had to leave before lunch to ensure he was home by 14:30. The lunch was good, cheap if a little slow arriving. On our return we came via Northill, Old Walden, Southill, and then back to Letchworth, the same way we had come. However, some of us split at Arlesey and came back through Fairfield. Throughout the return journey riders starting peeling off to their preferred route to their destinations. It was a miserable overcast, cold day, but stayed dry. We did a total of approximately 36 miles for the core ride. This ride would be an absolute joy on a nice sunny day. Must do it again in the summer.