Little Green Ride (17th May 2014)

Having followed the Central London Cyclist Touring Club blog for some months, I started looking at the list of rides for May 2014.

We saw the Little Green Ride was in the gentle and scenic 1-star category. It passes through rural Hertfordshire, Fiona’s home county and remiscent of my own Hampshire. Although it would be about 30 miles, we simply had to try it!

The generous rest stops let me snap a few photos along the way:

Ranging from a deviously narrow and steeply uphill bridle path between overgrown hedges to several broad and sweeping descents, there was something for everyone of modest ambition. Not least being the much appreciated enthusiasm of Simon and Sue, whose mix of immaculate navigation and warm encouragement made the ride quite ineligible for the “Velocipede” award.

An excellent lunch on the shaded garden of The White Horse pub refuelled and refreshed. A cowboy rode in on a horse, accompanied by another rider on another stead. As you can see, I have the pictures to prove it!

Some miles and many conversations later, we shared a gloriously sunny afternoon tea. After an abundance of the second we prepared for a little more of the first: traversing Stevenage as a result.

Our own steeds rested their weary wheels in the doorways of a direct service back to Finsbury Park. After regrouping we said our farewells and went our separate ways.