40 miles

Our first 40 miler of 2017 as requested by a number of the group and it was great to see 16 keen cyclists turn up. The weather was kind, especially given storm Doris the day before, with some sun, clouds and a gentle breeze. We set off with Mick confirming that there would be two stops. One for coffee and one for lunch. Route out of Braintree was through the Notleys, first Black and then White, then on to Little Braxted for coffee at Braxted Bakery - well worth a visit if you are out that way. We then headed towards Great Braxted and on to Little Totham. The roads were quite and with the wind with us we made good time to Heybridge where we broke for lunch. The coffee shop at Osea is in a gr

Blowout are Stisted

No Rayne/rain today for twenty nine riders on a circuitous ride to Stisted. After riding together for the initial three miles out into countryside, Mick had planned for the ride to split into two separate rides, one shorter and slower (thanks Peter S, Peter R, Gwen for assisting) the other further and slightly pacier (thanks Jim D for carrying out Mick's instructions). The shorter ride going via Black Notley, Cressing to Stisted whilst the other group proceeded to White Notley, Silver End, Pattiswick before arriving at our refreshment destination five minutes after the first group. However, on the groups arrival our hosts were unaware of our planned arrival despite being pre- arranged five d

Rain, rain and more Rayne

Despite the weather conditions today, the other wet stuff called rain, fifteen riders including a new rider, enjoyed a 16 mile ride. The destination was to Gosfield Antiques Centre (cancelled from last week). However, some non attending riders, one in particular, dodged the exercise, namely Mick's deputy ride leader, somebody called Jim. In Jim's absence Mick looked at his compass, hatched another plan and headed towards another Rayne and coincidently cycled through an area called Rayne Hatch before hitting the outskirts of Halstead then heading towards Gosfield where an unplanned rest break occurred thanks to temporary road works traffic lights, this did give the days back marker a chance t

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