Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Southern California
Bikes: Several bikes, Road, Mountain, Commute, etc.
Good Cycling roads near St.Albans, Hertfordshire?
I'm going to be in the U.K. for business, actually a show for bicycle shop owners and dealers (I think "stockists" is the correct British term?) in St. Albans, Hertfordshire 17 Feb. through 20 Feb. and while I am all signed up for the Official Ride of the show (on the 17th) and the Company hosting the show has kindly offered to loan me one of their Eastside branded bikes, I would like to get in morning rides on 18th, 19th and 20th.
For these rides I am looking for advice on good cycling roads in the near area. Last year I took off on my own and made a round trip to Hemple-Hemstead (if I'm spelling those right?) and while I was good with staying on the left and cycling safely around the round-abouts the main road did have an almost constant stream of motor traffic (on a rather narrow B road).
Which is why I am on the U.K. bikeforum now, hoping someone who knows the area could recommend some roads with less motor traffic in that general area. I will be starting from Sopwell House, for those who know the area.
Thanks in advance!
Rick / OCRR