The new Bike
Should have done this months ago! What a difference. Efficient brakes, gears that change easily, much lighter and, a comfortable saddle. This photo taken on the bridle path that runs from Kenilworth to Hatton. Must be heading to the cafe there you say. Spot on.
At Hatton Locks cafe, got talking to a fellow rider who was doing the same route as me but in reverse. We were able to compare notes over a coffee and he told me that the towpath to Warwick was perfectly rideable. That was good news. Leaving the cafe, there is this sculpture of a dragonfly which seemed bizarre in the middle of an icy pond.
This is taken in the middle of the 21 flight of locks looking towards Warwick.
Hatton Bottom Lock Cottage
A cracking ride today, just over 11 miles. It was a joy to be out. It was sensible to put plenty of layers on though. It was a few degrees below freezing which helped with the traction and kept the bike clean! Thanks to Mike Vaughan Cycle shop staff for their help in helping me sort out a new bike.