I was looking through some old rides lists recently, and noticed that we used to go north of the Thames more often than nowadays. That gave me a yen to get into the Chilterns, so last Sunday I headed towards Henley, and had a picnic lunch in the sun at Hambleden Lock, watching the traffic go through, including one lovely all-wood motor launch a bit like this one:
Then I headed up the delightfully scenic Hambleden valley through Skirmett, getting sight of Turville windmill atop the hill ahead, to Fingest with its distinctive church tower. The gentle climb through Frieth takes you on to a ridge (more good views) before you drop down through Bovingdon Green to Marlow. A highly recommended loop!
Since then I have turned the 1985 Runs Lists into web pages in the WSCTC online archives, so you can find out what we were doing 30 years ago here: