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Hitchin to Baldock and Shefford Loop Cycle Route



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Cycle Route Details
Route NameHitchin to Baldock and Shefford Loop
Distance : miles (km)22.74  (36.60)
Duration(hh:mm)02:12
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Cycle Route Location
CountryEngland
Town/CityHitchin
County/RegionHertfordshire
Start LocationBedford Road (A505)
End LocationBedford Road (A505)
Cycle Steps
Start at Butts Close. Head towards Letchworth on the A505. At the roundabout after the railway crossing, take the 3rd exit into St Michaels Road. Continue to the T junction at the end and turn left towards Wymondley. Head through Wymondley onto Gravely Lane and follow this through the sharp left turn to go under the A1M. Turn left onto the B197 and head to Baldock, using the A6141. Stop at Baldock for tea.
Head towards the services on the A507 and continue to Stotfold. Get on the Arlesey Road, which continues on from the High Street. Cross the A507 into Church End and re-join the A507 and turn right onto the A6001 and into Henlow. Turn left at Newtown/Stockbridge Road towards Clifton, and left again into Church Street. Look for the Shefford Road, which becomes Clifton Road. Take the sharp left onto Hitchin Road and cross the A507 onto the A600. Continue onthe A600, past Henlow Camp and back to Hitchin.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Baldock is a handy stopping point for refreshments. Stotfold has some shops. Henlow has some pubs for lunch. Saw one bike shop but it was closed on sunday! The last part of the ride is on the A600 which is busy. Not particularly suitable for those who are a bit nervous on busy roads.

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