More Commuting Pictures

view from my dutch style bike[single speed]

passing over the M1 Motorway

Entering Merry Ye Olde St Albans

Sprinting to the finish

More Commuting Pics

Leaving Hemel Hempstead

Hertfordshire Countryside

Thank You Westernsuperfan for the wonderful key ring made by Native Americans, it is indeed special, thank you Shane

Pictures from the commute home

Leaving Leverstock green , this is the pub the leather bottle where i have a pint on a friday

The open road to St Albans

Watford road St Albans just about home

The final sprint to my house in Sunnydell

Cycling Weekly article on Steven Roche

Racing past and present my Leicester Corinthians Running Club Vest from 1983/1987 and my current Verulam CC time trial number for the 2010 season

my road ID bracelet that i won from the Veloreviews Podcast

The Saracen Ventoux is ready for the Verulam CC 28M TT

The latest 2 Johns Podcast bike

The 2 Johns Podcast Benotto track bike ,well done on bringing this 80‘s bike back to like 

Seen on todays ride 21/3/10 on the FRR old faithful

Old Gorhambury House located near St Albans, Hertfordshire, England is an Elizabethan mansion, built in 1563-8 by Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord Keeper, and twice visited by Queen Elizabeth.[1]

The house was built partly from bricks taken from the old Abbey buildings at St Albans, then in process of demolition following the Benedictine priory‘s dissolution some 25 years earlier.[2] It was used as a residence by his youngest son, the polymath (scientist, philosopher, statesman and essayist) Sir Francis Bacon, before being bequeathed by him to his former secretary, Sir Thomas Meautys, who married Anne Bacon, the great-granddaughter of the Lord Keeper.

The estate passed in 1652 to Anne’s second husband Sir Harbottle Grimston, Master of the Rolls and Speaker in the Convention Parliament of 1660. The estate is owned by the Grimston family to the present day, having been passed via Harbottle Grimston’s son Samuel, who died childless in 1700, to his great-nephew William Luckyn, who in turn became the first Viscount Grimston in 1719.[3]

[edit] Gorhambury House

Towards the end of the 18th century, in 1777-84, a new building was built nearby, the current Palladian-style Gorhambury House, designed by Sir Robert Taylor and commissioned by James Bucknall Grimston, 3rd Viscount Grimston. Old Gorhambury House itself was left to fall into ruin. The surviving remains include a two-storey porch, chapel and clock tower.[1]

The current house is a member of Historic Houses Association and is open for tours on select dates.

Fun Run Robbies favorite Pro-Team