Leader John W. Six riders took part in the annual “Turkey Burner” outing, to ride off some of the festive delights, heading out to Dane End via Whempstead on to Levens Green and crossing the A10 to Standon.

On very dirty lanes progress was made to Barwick crossing the ford by way of the bridge and up the longish hill before heading south to Rush Green before passing through Cold Christmas, appropriately named for this ride, and into Thundridge.

The wind was freshening now as the ride continued on Anchor Lane up to Bengeo, before descending into Hertford and the Rose Cafe for refreshments.

The return to Watton was through Bramfield and Datchworth, feeling very self righteous, having burned off some of the Christmas Turkey, 29 miles in all.