Posted on Tuesday 24 July 2012 by Charles Harvey
At 10.20 riders gathered at Welwyn Garden City for the 1* ride to Lilley. Previous 1* rides had attracted small numbers, indeed the last ride I led attracted only 2 people. This time it was different. The sun shone and 16 turned up for the ride. I’d already had an idea that it might be a big ride when Tom rang in to let me know he’d got 18 starting the 3* ride. Janet then rang in to say she had 19 on the 2* ride and finally Damian let me know he had 5 on the 4*. Beforehand we’d come up with 40 as the likely number to come. I had badly underestimated our number – we now had 58 riders all heading for the Lilley Arms.