Saturday, 17 May 2014

Flying off the Alban Way

A lovely sunny morning, shorts and shades on, ten ladies set off from Morrisons heading east along the Alban Way.  The wayside vegetation was all frothy.

We left the Alban Way at Ellenbrook and headed for what is now a country park called Ellenbrook Fields, but which many of us refer to as 'de Havilland aerodrome'.  After a loop up to the memorial that also gave us a glimpse of the longhorn cattle we joined the taxiway.  A pause at the information boards, then we were off up the concrete and then onto the grass and in no time at all we were heading into Notcutts for our coffee.

One rider bailed out after coffee, she wanted to shop for garden sundries.  The rest of us pootled back along the Alban Way as far as Hill End Lane, where we shed another rider going direct back to Morrisons.  The remaining eight headed north through the grounds of Oaklands College, crossed Sandpit Lane and found our way through to Jersey Lane.  A couple more peeled off en route and the ride finished at Bernards Heath, where the Wars of the Roses encampment was set up.