Southill - Bedfordshire

20th September

Today it was our monthly to Southill, this ride was a slower paced, low milage ride aimed at new starters and beginners. We had one new rider the day, Hugh. Five of us set off Geoff, Adrian, Hugh, myself Stuart with Frank C in the lead. We headed out via Norton, Stotfold, Arlesey, Henlow, Stanford, and as we were running early Frank took a loop which took us to Ireland and Old Warden before arriving at the White Horse at Southill. We had an enjoyable lunch outside as the weather was still mild. We took the direct route back via Stanford, Henlow, Arlesey and Fairfield.  Hugh did very well not having ridden for a while, well done. The days weather was fair but chilly at times and there was very little wind. The milage was in the region of 26 with an average of 12mph, so quite a bit faster than some of our starter rides.