WhatfettleCycle to Work

Towards Bourne End

Summer, so i'm a happy cyclist hacking the six or so miles into work and back.

I say summer, because i'm a fair weather cyclist - in part due to the weather, but mainly because during the light nights i can bomb along the canal tow path and avoid the traffic.


Technically you need a pass from British Waterways, though i've never been asked to show mine:


The Grand Union Canal runs from the Thames at London to Birmingham via Braunston:

Braunston 65 Miles

Lock Boat

Canal Boat

Canal Boats

The swing bridge and Three Horseshoes pub at Winkwell:

Three Horseshoes

The west coast main line railway follows the canal:

Canal Rail

Under the concrete cladding is a bridge build by George Stephenson:


These are the Horse Chestnuts i blogged earlier:

Boxmoor Horse Chestnuts

Boxmoor Trust

I really liked the reflection under this bridge at the Fishery Inn:

Boxmoor Lock

Reflection On Bridge

Cricket match at Boxmoor:


The church of DIY:


Towards Apsley

Hot house flowers:


don't really compete with the wild ones:


Lots of Herons:


Scary swans under this bridge:

Apsley Bridge


Hmm .. what's that nice smell:

Smiths Coffee

The church of Sainsburys':

Sainsburys Apsley

built on the site of an old paper mill:

1904 1914

British Waterways

As are these trendy new flats and marina:

Apsley Lock

New Apsley Lock

Hairy Leg

and so into work:


So how can you tell a happy cyclist? by the flies on his teeth, of course.