Its difficult to believe it at the moment, but spring is on its way and its time to dust off the cycling shorts and book onto our “Gardens, Teas and Orchards” cycle tour.
Herefordshire is celebrating ” a year in the orchard 2011″, because its the 200th anniversary of the publication of the Herefordshire Pomona by Thomas Andrew Knight. For those of you who don’t know (most of us), Knight was one of the foremost horticulturists in the 18th century. He specialised in fruit trees & his book ,the Pomona, classified & recorded the huge variety of apple varieties, with wonderful names like Sheepnose & Foxwhelp.
Why is this important for cyclists? Well Herefordshire is a fantastic area for cycling; quiet country lanes, easy gradients, fantastically picturesque half timbered villages, great food…… and great cider & perry. Come & taste some of last season’s vintage. Our favourites are Dunkerton’s and Brook Farm Cider.