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17 July: Le Welwyn Garden Petit Tour Festival

posted 20 Jul 2016, 22:40 by South Herts   [ updated 9 Dec 2016, 03:24 ]
Crowds flocked to see a day of cycle racing and to browse the stalls in the centre of the Garden City.  Last year was a wash out, but this year couldn't have been better as it got hotter and hotter during the day.
We were glad we had our new gazebo to keep the sun off and it was ideal weather for making your own smoothie at the stall next to ours using pedal power on the smoothie bike. There is quite a technique to this as the wheel keeps spinning even if you don't.

Wwe had a lot of interest in our rides this year.  Despite the competitive nature of the cycle racing there were plenty of people interested in our non-competitive ways of enjoying local cycling opportunities.  We were at the opposite end to Race HQ and there were a couple of other cycling related stalls in our little enclave, including Breeze & WelHat, but strangely for a cycling festival there seemed to be far more food and drink vendors than us.  Lets hope more cycling related stall come next year.

It was a long day starting at 8 a.m. and our Sunday ride finished at the Festival at lunchtime, after a ride up to Baldock, so it was great to have some help in the afternoon.

17/07/2016 Jon & Neil