Ashwell Hertfordshire

15th November

Todays six of us set off for Ashwell, Sandra & David, David R, Geoff, myself with Frank C in the lead. We cycled via Norton, Newnham, Ashwell. On arrival we did a short loop via the Hinxworth Road, Loves Lane, Ashwell End, Northfield Road and back into Ashwell where we stopped at the Rose and Crown for lunch. David R decided to continue his ride without stopping for lunch, as he wanted to get a few extra miles in and needed to get back early. Frank T and two of his cycling friends Martin and Roger joined us at the pub at lunch time. Our social time was enjoyable here, but my personal thought was that the food was not up to the usual standard that I was expecting. After lunch everybody excepting Geoff and myself took a more direct route back, either by Newnham or Hinxworth. Geoff and I did a loop to Steeple Morden, Guilden Morden and back to Ashwell before returning to Letchworth via Newnham and Norton. The weather was overcast in the morning and started raining after lunch. It was quite warm none the less and a light easterly wind. My mileage was in the region of 25 so I would expect Geoff to have exceeded 50 as he had cycled up from Luton. My average was 11.7 mph.