Posted on Tuesday 17 December 2013 by Sue Dorey
I learned last week that Stevenage is the heart of the British aerospace industry. A quarter of all the world’s satellites are produced there. So given the Little Green Ride’s long association with the town, I thought us the obvious candidates for the next mission to Mars. Inexplicably, NASA rejected us, claiming they could do better for space crew than a bunch of middle aged cyclists and a stuffed bear. So we had to make do with the only alternative I could find on Sunday’s one star ride:
We didn’t make it to outer space , our bikes wouldn’t take off (pedal power is no substitute for rocket fuel). So we went to the Horns at Bulls Green instead, and had a pleasant lunch and an early return to London , as the weather didn’t look promising. Less than 25km in total, we’ve got a way to go before we reach the Red Planet. Perhaps we’ll leave it to the 4 stars.