But it looks like we weren't the first to put our mark on this fair land. Beardy, writerly folk seem to have done it to spots along Lilley Lane:
Behold the gates of Shaw's Corner. Pleasingly, it is opposite 'Dove Cottage'.
Nice ironwork, non? But how was this spot discovered by the Trois V? Well, by skiving, essentially. Or at least leaving work early (after clocking up a substantial amount of unpaid overtime), hopping on the 3:48 from London's most-statued station, and alighting twenty minutes later at St Albans.
Dr Doug was supposed to be in attendance, but was still making his way from the US of A, so Dr Matt represented the Trois V on the ride, which was organised by our sister organisation, the Pannierizzis.
We can recommend it. An excellent 2:30 ride, 60km, two pubs, setting sun, bluebells, quiet-ish roads, some gravelly tracks, bunnies, birds pausing on a wing, small horses, Twangers (a kind of sweet), spots to tie up one's steed, fords, watercress fields, and even the moon to ride towards on the way home.
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