12th June - Hereford
Origami Ride July 2010 Hereford
of the sixteen riders meeting in
Morisson's for the Hereford ride were riding Bromptons (including 2
SPs and a Nano Electric conversion). Other folders included 2 Dahon
a highly modified Dahon Curve
SL, a Mezzo D10 and a Pacific
Joining the folders, Moultons were represented as ever by Mark
and Dave Chance's 1965 F-frame; we were also
joined by one big-wheeler. We were lucky to be joined by Stuart, a
native of Hereford, who took over ride leadership as the ride designer
was not present. Stuart also brought along a sweeper (riding the
big-wheeler). As he led us
through the excellent urban cycle lanes of Hereford (the word "Urban"
doesn't seem quite right for a city as green and pleasant as Hereford),
he seemed to know every other cyclist we encountered.
leaving the city we had an excellent ride through the very scenic
countryside surrounding Hereford. The only minor hickups were
temporarily loosing contact with the ride leader, and a single
puncture, which luckily was only noticed during our lunch stop.
at the Three Horseshoes was a very agreable experience sitting together
in the pub's large garden. Food and service were both extremely good,
as was the weather.
Returning to Hereford we cycled alonside the river Wye, past the
Cathedral and over a very ornate Victorian bridge (where we were
obliged to dismount). Appropriately, we also passed the statue
of Edward Elgar leaning against his Sunbeam bicycle. The day was
finished off most agreably
in the Café at All Saint's Church, where we were generously
Tea by Mark Singleton. The Café operates from
within the working church and two riders brought their own objects of
devotion into the church with them!
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