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11 Dec: Hatfield to Tonwell

posted 16 Dec 2011, 02:21 by South Herts   [ updated 17 Feb 2017, 23:35 ]
Richard stood in for Peter to lead this ride and he took seven of us on an interesting route, which included some easy off-road along the Lea towpath.  An alternative road route was used by those who were riding skinny tyres, or simply didn't want to wash mud off their bikes. 
Colourful boat on the Lea
Well watered pot plants
Boats on the Lea
More house boats on the Lea

The cafe at Rye House was steamy hot and our feet soon thawed out, as we watched the rain starting outside.  That was enough to persuade Stuart, Steve and Jackie to beat a hasty retreat home, but the rest of us carried on and the rain soon stopped.
Cyclists donning waterproofs
Waterproofs needed after the cafe stop
Cyclists Welcome sign
Pub window in Tonwell

We hadn't used the pub in Tonwell for a while.  The Cyclists Welcome sign in the window said it all.  We really were made welcome with a roaring log fire, good beer and great baguetttes on offer.  A good destination for a winter ride.

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Jon 11/12/2011