Saturday, 13 April 2013

The Little Green discovers yet more

There was no Little Green Ride in January because of the snow that hit early in the year. In February we managed to get a day of sunshine and a dozen of us turned out for the ride to make the most of the good weather.

We were heading to a new pub that John had discovered on one his walks, the King William IV at the wonderfully named Mangrove Green near Cockernhoe just outside Luton.

The ride out included a brief stop at the water cress farm in Whitwell where the cress had just come into season (it is usually harvested between March and June and then from September until Christmas)

Whilst we had great weather (for February) we did come upon evidence of some of the recent turbulence with flooded lanes, one of which Sue gallantly cycled through (after first taking a tumble)

The pub itself, an old 17th Century coaching house, was a splendid site when we arrived, and served excellent food (including a carvery) for a hungry bunch of cyclists.

After lunch John navigated us by a slightly new route into Stevenage, uncovering country lanes we had never been along before, proving that there is always more to discover.

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