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Ride – Emily’s Tea Room, Whitwell
14th February 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Despite the cold we had a really enjoyable ride. A group of us set off to cycle to Emily’s Tea Shop in Whitwell. It was a sunny day but with quite a cold headwind. We were well wrapped up so that was not a problem. We cycled at quite a gentle pace with a few stops for breathers.
Somewhere around Codicote we were joined by another rider from Harpenden who amazingly had managed to find us.
We continued on quiet roads and bridleways where we all enjoyed sliding about in some quite slippy mud.
Bikes on bridleway
We finally made it to Emily’s Teashop where good hot food and coffee was waiting for us.
Well fed and rested, ready for the return journey
After a great sociable lunch it was a little difficult to get ourselves back out into the cold but we set off and were soon warm again. We followed the same route back and with a tail wind we were soon back in Welwyn Garden City.
Thanks to all who came and made such an enjoyable ride.
One of our group is fairly new to cycling, here is what she said of the ride:
“I thoroughly enjoyed my first cycle ride proper! I was probably slightly ambitious with setting my sights on the Tea Room in Whitwell which was a 20 mile round trip from WGC but I made it! Only possible with the huge support from yourself and the other seasoned members of the group. Thank you for all of the encouragement and patience. I am definitely hooked and will be joining the next outing now that I have some confidence in how far I can go. Thank you again and I would recommend the group to anyone who would like a friendly and unpressurised cycle ride.”