Thursday, 19 April 2018

The 3 Cyclists meet at Stoneleigh 23

In Leamington for a couple of days so the 3 cyclists can meet up.. Due to other commitments, Mick wasn't able to ride this morning so the other two tailored their ride to meet up with Mick at the Farmers Cafe at the NAC at Stoneleigh at 10.30.  That worked fine.  Met Graham at his house and went out through Cubbington to Bubbenhall, Baginton and circled round the show ground  to go past the Abbey to the cafe.  Then took a direct road back to Leamington.

The Token

Time to hand over the token again after Graham paid for tea and cake today.  As Mick was not in the appropriate clothing he was designated official photographer.  My turn next then, and as the others are coming down to Somerset in May, I could take them to the 99p tea and toast place.  A plot is forming!  Note the blue socks, a present from Mick, sport relief socks to be worn during 2018 in aid of the BBC charity.  Note also shorts and short sleeve tops, first time this year.

Stoneleigh Abbey

This was taken down the rear drive looking toward the bridge over the River Avon. A very picturesque way to gain entrance to the estate.

The Parade Leamington Spa

Looking north with the Town Hall on the right (note the statue of Queen Victoria outside) and the shops on the left.  Notorious for traffic problems in the past, the main road through the town is fairly traffic free due to sensible routing of other roads.

A cracking day for the weather, and an enjoyable ride along roads we don't often use.  Clocked 23 miles today.

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