Club run reports - 22nd January

Club run reports - 22nd January

23 Jan 17

Category 5 led by John Farnham

Due to the low turnout of only 3 members, we decided to huddle together with Gareth's Cat 3 group of 5 to keep warm on a very cold day and went with them to Thremhall Park, instead of Hatfield Heath.

Category 6 led by Mike East

Minus 3 degrees at 9.30 and not much warmer thereafter. Beyond Codicote the decision was made to give the Chilterns peak at Wandon End a miss and seek solace, warmth and sustenance in the base camp at Emily's, Whitwell. A pacy ride back got us to Hertford before 1 pm. Four riders, 30 miles.

Category 3 led by Gareth Wignall

Only the hardest of riders (8, including 3 from category 5) turned out for a subzero start from Allenburys. Even a few hills heading into Essex did little to warm the blood. 

The route left Ware climbing Widbury Hill, before turning left along Holly Cross Rd to Stanstead Abbotts, Roydon and entering Harlow via the Pinnacles, along  Southern Way to Potter Street and out onto Threshers Bush, Matching Tyre, Matching Green, Leaden Roading, Roundish Green, High Roding, Great Canfield, Hellman's Cross and Takeley before stopping to defrost at The Coffee Shop, Thremhall Park.

The return leg was somewhat more direct, pasting through Bedlars Green, Great Hallingbury, Spellbrook and Much Hadham before the group split to either head onwards via Wareside or Cold Christmas Lane.