Origami Phoenix Ride

12th June - Hereford 

Origami Ride July 2010 Hereford

Half 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 Mus, a highly modified Dahon Curve SL, a Mezzo D10 and a Pacific Reach. Joining the folders, Moultons were represented as ever by Mark Singleton's Pylon 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. 

Keep up!

After 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.

I think he went that way

Lunch 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 treated to 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!

This is what I hear all day - the trees are singing my music - or am I singing theirs?

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