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Archive for May 2011

Easter in Yorkshire

Posted on Friday 6 May 2011 by John Aizlewood

After three days of cycling north, John and Paul arrived in York. It had been warm and dry with a persistent head wind across the Cambridge Fens and Lincolnshire and Yorkshire vales. The major crop this year seemed to be Oil Seed Rape, with acres of its bright yellow flowers from horizon to horizon. 318km. There had been no significant hills so far but that was about to change.

Isle of Axholme

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Lilly Bottom on 1st May

Posted on Monday 2 May 2011 by Charles Harvey

This ride was a bit of a nostalgia trip for me as I was repeating the first ride I ever led for a cycling group back in the 1980s. As there was almost perfect cycling weather, sunny, clear, warm but not too hot I expected to see more riders than the four who arrived at Welwyn Garden City station. Perhaps people had got Royal Wedding fatigue and were not interested in doing anything else.

We left Welwyn GC by the cycle path through Sherrardspark Wood, part of the Sustrans Great North Road route, passed through Ayot Green, Ayot St Peter and on through Kimpton Mill to our coffee stop at Emily‚Äôs Teashop at Whitwell. more »

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