Wet, Wonderful Fun! The Pashley Picnic
Shall we go or not was the question we repeatedly asked ourselves at 5.30am yesterday morning. It was pouring with rain and we were about to travel 3 hours to Stratford-upon -Avon for the Pashley Jubilee Picnic. But you can’t be British if you mind cycling in the rain! So off we went and I’m so glad we did, we had a fantastic day. As we approached the start cyclists were suitably dressed in tweeds, forties, and rain gear, I went in my jubilee special outfit! We cycled twelve miles in the rain with old-time music blaring from a rucksack, flags waving and ding-dong bicycle bells ringing. Our destination was the stunning Tudor House Charlecote. On arriving we had a welcoming drink of Elderflower cordial and Jubilee cupcakes, after a quick look around the gardens (it was getting very chilly) we were on our way again, back to Stratford where a marque and champagne picnic were waiting.
Of course we didn’t want to miss out on the Queen, so John from Pashley kindly dressed up and arrived Jubilee floatilla style, up the river Avon accompanied by a King and one of our fellow cyclists on a bicycle carrying a wooden fish, to present us with our raffle prizes!