Great Offley - Hertfordshire

Thursday 16th March

This mornings ride was to Great Offley.  Eleven of us set off from Wetherspoons. Two new members Maria and Peter joined the regulars Frank C, David and Sandra, David R, Lorayne, Louise, Adrian, myself and Geoff in the lead. Our route was via Willian, Great Wymondley, Redcoats Farm, Little Almshoe, the B656, Hitchwood Hill, Preston, Leys Green and our destination of the Green Man at Great Offley. There we were met for lunch by John, Bedford Paul, Mick, Paul F, Bridget and Gill. so seventeen of us for lunch. An enjoyable lunch was had. This was a new venue for us. They were a little slow on the delivery of one or two lunches, but this was probably due to our group arriving unannounced. John and Bedford Paul made their own way after lunch as usual. Adrian, Paul F and Mick took an alternative route and the rest of us came back the same route we had used on our outward journey, with the exception of turning left past Princess Helena College and heading down the hill to Little Almshoe. The weather was overcast and a little on the cold side, with some headwind. My mileage was just short of 25 at an average of just under 10.