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20 Apr: Shenley Park - Saturday

posted 25 Apr 2013, 01:42 by South Herts   [ updated 25 Nov 2015, 23:35 ]
Four of us met for the first Saturday ride of the year, it was great to see Diane and Jackie along with Diane’s husband Steven, the weather was being nice to us and someone had turned up the brightness on the sun.
Three cyclists standing by their bikes
Jackie, Diane & Steven
We took a leisurely pace and route to our destination, as the morning begged to be savoured.  We headed along the Alban Way through the Cotton Mill Estate to St Julian’s wood and then down to Park street; here we headed to Bricket Wood but took Drop Lane when we got there. This was a nice route and Drop Lane follows a rather full river Ver.  Somewhere along here we spied a film crew, so we may be famous and just don’t know it.

Just as we get into Shenley we have to deal with the hill and I have to say we all do admirably, and each take our own pace instead of being pushed to kill ourselves.

After tea we made a beeline back to Morrisons via the old St Albans Road and London Colney.  Coming down the St Albans road we clocked a rather healthy 30 mph so the climb before tea was well worth it.  I took the wrong exit off a roundabout and we ended up going through London Colney itself but that gave Jackie a chance to show us where she worked.

All in all it was a great Saturday morning’s ride.

Neil 20/04/2013