Hopwas Hays Wood – I think this is speedwell (No, it’s not, it’s Green Alkamet – thanks @Wilymouse!)
Yesterday, Good Friday 18th April 2014, was a good day for a ride – with the day off and the sun shining (although not as warm as one would have thought), I headed out to Staffordshire to cath the sun and beauty of spring.
Spring really is on her throne at the moment, and everything is bursting into life. Lambs are in the fields, birds are singing their hearts out and everything seems to have that seasonal imperitive going on.
Canwell to Hints Ford on Rookery Lane. Filmed real real time, great downhill at the end Music is The Runaway by Babe Ruth, a lost hippy classic.
This post is particularly for Trev in Australia, who we’re all still rooting for – get well soon, old chap. But it’s also for all those overseas readers who I know still love the English countryside at it’s best.
It was a great 70 miler, from Stonnall to Canwell, up to Hints, Hopwas, on the canal to Fisherwich and over to Elford, Harlaston and No Man’s Heath. Back via Netherseal, Lullington, Coton in the Elms, Whitemore Haye and Lichfield.
No Man’s Heath to Netherseal via Chilcote. Filmed real time. Music is ‘If You See A Chance Take It’ by Steve Winwood.
Thanks for this, it’s a great thing you do for us. Staffordshire is a great county and you show it at its best in these films and photos.
Great video and photos. Very enjoyable trip.
Tell me, is your camera fixed to your bike or your helmet?
No, it’s on the head-tube of the bike – this gives a more steady recording.
belatedly…many thanks for these beautiful photos….and the videos…most appreciated
We do have some wonderful countryside around us!
Thankyou so much Bob its so kind that you think of me, what lovely rides you go on, I do miss your part of the world at this time of the year, I hope you all have a great summer this year,