22 December. Sunny Delight


Windmillers at Finchingfield

A gloriously sunny December morning saw nine Windmillers – Maurice, Andrew, Ken, Vernon, Keith, Tom, Sandra, John and Brian – set off from the Fleur de Lys for a tour of the lanes around Thaxted and Finchingfield. It was cold, very cold, but we were well wrapped and after a few stiff hill climbs we were soon warmed up.

Stopping for coffee at Finchingfield, we noted that Keith was on half rations (just one scone, plus cream and jam) and Sandra just couldn’t resist a slice of seasonal stollen. Mulled wine would not have gone amiss.

Revived and refreshed we set off on the return leg to Widdington, looking forward to beer and a good lunch at the Fleur. Arriving back, we were delighted to be joined by John Tarrington who had cycled the 12 miles from home. Landlord Chris, despite this being one the busiest days of his year, had kept us a table and served up a delicious two course lunch.

All in all we had clocked up a very respectable 32 miles under blue, sunny skies.

Thanks are due to Maurice for leading and Andrew for organising.

(Hey Kell! Get well – and back home – soon)

Andrew and Sandra
Where did he get that hat?
32 miles anticlockwise from Widdington

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