Someone told me that I bring the sun (back from home) to the rides I organize. The forecast for Sunday wasn’t so welcoming and I was sure as in the last two times I’ve been to Henley on Thames before the rain surprised me that this time it would be the same, but to the surprise of the group and me it was a perfect day for a ride, a little bit chilly, but I prefer that on getting sweat.
We met early on Sunday morning to catch the train from Paddington to Henley on Thames. We stopped in the high street and one of us bought a sandwich in the French bakery for lunch (I’m always in a favour for French food).
The first 2 miles were on the A road toward Marlow, after about 2 miles we turned left and started our journey in the narrow roads of the countryside.
We stopped in Fawley and explored the local church graves yard, they got 2 stone structures, which one of them is opened and it seems there’s no continuation for that clan, at least not in this village as they stopped bury in this structure approximately 100 years ago.
From Cookley Green we had a long descent and we were surrounded by rape flowers fields.
In Ewelme we passed by Ewelme Watercress Beds a Local Nature Reserve.
We stopped for lunch in The Crown at Nuffield and we sat in the garden. We thought to pass in Stoke Row and see the Maharajah well, but as this route pass in a more crowded road we didn’t get there.
We got just 2 minutes before the train departs to return to London (on Sunday the train runs every 1 hour).