Another fine warm and sunny morning saw seven cyclists meet at the fountain; myself, Jack, Kris, Kevin, Alan, Steve and Paul. Paul however had to get back early so only came as far as Sandon with us, peeling off towards Rushden. The remaining six continued on, with the benefit of a helpful tailwind which made the outward trip easy. Well, so it seemed to me anyway…! 
On arrival at the pub we were just getting served when a group from East Herts arrived, including Anne and Christine. I believe it was a last minute change of destination for them, so that was fortuitous; nice to catch up, albeit briefly. 
We suffered a minor hiccup on the way back when Kris hit a pot hole and had a puncture, Fortunately this was soon fixed and before long we were going our separate ways in Great Wymondley. 
A lovely day’s ride through some of the quietest lanes on offer, in pretty much perfect weather. Adrian Winterbone.