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28 Aug: St Albans to Wilstone

posted 1 Sep 2016, 00:43 by South Herts   [ updated 9 Dec 2016, 03:27 ]
It’s bank holiday Sunday, a long ride is planned and the light rain forecast for the afternoon should not be a problem. So six of us set off from St Albans heading for elevenses at Wendover Woods.

steve on knitted bike
Needless to say the forecast was wrong and the light rain started at 9.30, which was a little depressing. By the time we got near to Chesham, which was still a long way from the woods, it started to rain hard. Prudently we decided to forego the pleasure of cycling to the woods in the rain and instead went to a nice café in Chesham, where we reconsidered our route. Just round the corner from the café we saw what appeared to be a knitted bike. In fact it was a real bike with a knitted cover - even the lock had a cover too! Steve took the photo opportunity.

We abandoned the original plan of going to Towersey (a long way to the west) and instead headed for Tring, via a roundabout route that ended up with us going into a pub in Wilstone to the north of Tring for lunch.

From there we headed back via Dagnall and Gaddesden Row to St Albans. By now the weather was better, but we decided to omit a tea stop and press on to get back in good time.  Overall we had done about 50 miles, much less than planned but it had made it enjoyable rather than an ordeal in the wet

Peter 28/08/2016