After a snowy and wet Sunday, it was nice to see the sun, which had been out for quite a bit of the morning and was looking set for the afternoon. 4 intrepid cyclists, Maurice, Andrew, Nigel and Sandra assembled outside the Tally Ho, Barkway. Nigel braving to venture out in shorts, while the rest of us kept covered up, with all the standing water on the roads, it’s a difficult choice, cold wet legs or wet lycra, not quite warm enough for me yet!! By the time we set off the sun had gone and it was overcast for the whole ride.
We headed through Barkway to Reed, then on to Therfield and Kelshall, with views over the fields and a herd of Fallow Deer that must have been reaching 100+. On to Sandon and its various Ends (Green, Mill and Lye End) before passing over the A10 to reach Buntingford, where we headed up to Wyddial.
On to Anstey and Nuthampstead before heading back into the wind to Barkway and a warm welcome at the Tally Ho.
Over some quality beers Nigel was telling of his charitable exploits with a group of friends (some from the Moonriders group of cyclists), involving an old banger or 3 wheeler etc., and an excursion over several days and many miles, oh and the possibility of having to wear a costume, 2017 Bristol to Brest in very fetching pink wigs, some choosing to dye the beards pink also and one, different person each day wearing a very substantial brasier, all in aid of Breast Cancer Now and raising a substantial amount of money too. Good sports, all of you. Check out ‘Tour de Lard’ on Facebook.
Thanks Maurice for a great ride and to Andrew for organising us too.