Nickey Line, but the work is not quite complete. You can't make out the lettering on the works sign, but it is rather charming "Cyclists please dismount Pedestrians please take care through the works". Nobody tried to ride down the steps...
We enjoyed the ride down to Redbourn, although the tarred surface is only through Harpenden, it gets more rustic once you are out of town. All the better to enjoy the abounding nature - the violets were very pretty.
The Hub was obscured by a cloud of blue as we approached, and once we had locked our bikes it became apparent that the Ashwell CC had got in ahead of us. Being a cyclists' refuge as well as an excellent café, the Hub staff just asked us to take a seat and in no time at all the blue jerseys at the counter had dispersed. and while their coffees were dispensed, our order was taken.
Quite how they managed to fit the seven of us, the hordes of lycra lads and several locals without bicycles but with prams into such a tiny space, remaining calm and welcoming throughout ... an impressive achievement to match the excellence of the cake and coffee.
Redbournbury Mill is open on Saturdays. We stopped, we shopped.