Posted on Wednesday 28 February 2007 by Keith Butcher
Due to the usual train problems with Hertford, we had to start this ride from Enfield Town, a station with no attributes other allowing an escape from Enfield. The early morning had been quite wet, but the skies cleared for quite a few to ride out, and some had already found their first tea stop, opposite the station.
Once assembled, we made our way down some bland back streets, cut through a muddy lane, head down briefly along an A road, then into the back of the Hertford lanes. Speed picked up as we could sense an upcoming Garden Centre (by Hertingfordbury), were we stopped for the first official tea stop.
After a short route plotting discussion, we continued on to Datchworth for lunch. An early arrival allowed us to miss a shower, have a relaxed meal, and leave in time for the next short shower. Through Watton and Dane End, up through Nasty and on to Westmill – more tea.
The route to Hertford rolls gently down, and allowed a good blast back. Trains were back to normal, and groups gradually peeled off at their local stops. Once again, despite the forecasts, we hardly got wet and had a great day – highly social, but with some good riding country.
Map of the route by Richard.