Shuttleworth Aerodrome / Old Walden - Bedfordshire

Tuesday 24th May

Nine of us left Wetherspoons, Louise, Lorayne, Mia, Sheila, Paul, Adrian, Frank C, myself and Geoff in the lead. We were heading for the Shuttleworth Aerodrome. We rode via Norton, Stotfold, Arlesey, Henlow, Langford, Jordans Mill, where we split into two groups. The A group continued via Southill and Old Walden and the B group took the direct route. We all arrived at Shuttleworth at more or less the same time. An enjoyable lunch was had. After lunch Louise and Lorayne took a direct route back to Letchworth. The rest of us came back via Old Walden, Haynes Church End, Clophill stopping at the tea shop in Shefford where Geoff treated us all to tea/coffee etc as it was his birthday. Happy birthday and thanks Geoff. We continued our journey after our break via Clifton, Henlow, Stotfold and Norton.  We did a total of 37 miles with a moderate NE wind which we felt at times especially on our way back.  The weather was fair with plenty of sunshine, but a little on the cool side.