Another late start, we spent most of the morning lazing about and reading yesterdays papers. We had a visit from a new family of swans so I thought I may as well take a photo of them
We had an early lunch and I got the bikes off the carrier and we then went off down Ebury Way, an old disused railway track that has been converted into a walk and cycle way joining Rickmansworth with Watford. Of course the path was littered with Geocaches which we duly completed, well except for one which we will have to go back for.
When we set off we were passed by a very large number of Jewish children on a sponsored walk. When I say large I am talking about 750, that’s a lot of visitors along the towpath, they came along in batches of twenty or so with a couple of adults accompanying them.
We hadn’t cycled a mile before I had a puncture, so much for armadillo reinforced tyres. I repaired the punctures, a thorn through top and bottom and we continued on our way with light rain with the occasional bright spell, not bad for a Rickmansworth festival weekend.
Statistics so far:-
529.08 Miles, 438 Locks, 47 Swing Bridges, 27 Lift Bridges, 6 Tunnels.