29 Mar 2007

Cycle ride 22 April - To the Woods

This cycle ride is one of the excellent rides in the Walks and More explore outdoors series promoted by the Countryside Management Service (CMS) and led by STACC's Doug Nevell.

Billed as a Family Event, distance 12 miles / 20km, this ride is described as an early season gentle circular ride to enjoy the extensive mature woodland towards SouthMimms, Mymmshall Wood, Hawkshead Wood and Redwell Wood. The route is largely off-road, with good tracks and pub lunch proposed on route. Remember to bring money for pub lunch. Meet at Highfield Park, St Albans for 1030 start. Return 1530h. Car park is off Hill End Lane, opposite Frobisher Road. Grid Ref TL 171 061.

Recommended!

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1 comment:

STACC memsec Tom said...

The Ride's leader, Doug reports an excellent turnout of keen riders. He says...
I had a party of 19, including 5 families with 7 children between them under 9 years of age, including Rona with Isobel on the trailer. With so many children I proposed a change, to go to Hatfield House (Park) - along the Alban Way - where there's an adventure playground and good facilities, making a shorter journey for a hot day, but they were having none of it and insisted on tackling the scheduled ride - which they accomplished admirably, if a bit slower than planned. A beautiful day for the event though, giving much satisfaction. Unfortunately no-one had a camera. They've all threatened to come again!!! Tapped a bit of membership potential.
Walks and More is still a major pull but the website and Tom's e-mails equally provide custom; maybe the future is with the Blog?