There is a lovely route to Chalfont St Giles that has a few lumps on the way but being a lovely sunny Sunday and wanting some miles in my legs I opted for it. I took the most direct route to Uxbridge which meant cycling through, the now ghost town of, Heathrow airport. Amazing to see so many planes grounded, they also have an enormous Covid-19 testing station setup at Hatton Cross.
Stockley park was also so empty. Once through Uxbridge and onto Denham, Colne Valley park was packed with cars parked everywhere. On into Denham and time for a few photos, one of Sir John Mills house, and an elaborately painted house next to Denham church, which, bye the way, does lovely tea and cakes on a Sunday in the summer.
On along the A412 to Tilehouse lane and a little climb to Denham aerodrome. And onto Maple Cross and the nice climb upto the Chiltern open air museum. And onto the B4442. There is a monument to Captain Cook just off the B4442 and I had a brief foray looking for it but to no avail. A strange place for a sea captain but I know it's there, another time.
A nice descent down to Chalfont St Giles, which is a nice place for a stop, but I had determined not to stop at all today, except for a call of nature and photos. Once through Chalfont St Giles I took a left into Bowstridge lane which took me virtually into Chalfont St Peter and passing through Layters Green and onto Gerrards Cross.
Gerrards Cross was very quiet. A nice coffee stop, Jungs, has closed down, the one in Beaconsfield is still open. There is some nice little folly's, see picture. Once through Gerrards Cross heading , South, there is a nice decent and across a, nearlt dry, Ford and onto Pinewood, past the studios and onto Shredding Green, Iver and down to Colnbrook. Poyle and Stanmore, Bedfont
Decided to shortcut home and so cycled through Feltam and onto Hampton. Reasonably pleased with my fitness after my accident in December and moving house so off the bike for nearly 3 months. A very pleasant day out, just missing the company of C&M.