With 8 Easyriders still in Norfolk, 20 riders were in Drury Lane ready for this week's ride led by Steve. Forecast was great and it looked like a good ride was in store. Out through the market, with great encouragement from the market stall owners providing we rang our bells. Down towards the station and out on to the new cycle path towards Skitts Hill. Following a cycle path we headed to Challis Lane and then to Masefield Road into Notley Road. We split in to two groups to a
Refreshed and with renewed enthusiasm, 8 Braintree Easyriders set out from Nutwood Lodges towards the familiar green in Wighton. Not deterred by confusing routes or desire for alcohol, we followed a confident leader out of the village and through the narrow winding roads into Walsingham. With a few miles under our belts and having completed the beautiful journey through North and South Creake, we were treated to a glorious tea and coffee stop at Bircham Windmill, a working mi
It was going to be a scorcher with 30 degrees forecast. Turnout was lower than I thought it would be on such a beautiful morning - 24 riders with shorts on display. We set off out of town together down towards Bocking, splitting her for the shorter and longer rides. Gifford was lead for the longer ride and we headed off towards Beazley End and then on to Gosfield. The countryside looks amazing at this time of year but oh so many flies! From Gosfield we trekked across to Green
Our first AGM meant a shorter ride (17 miles completed) with no coffee stop! Peter took the longer ride and headed out via Great Notley and through Cock Green on to Felsted. Here we met a problem (for the second week in a row) - Road Closed - hopefully fixing all those potholes! Whilst we asked if we could pass we were told it was likely we would be killed and so Peter took us an unplanned way home via Bannister and Bartholomew Greens, then Rayne and finally the Town Hall. AG
The weather was amazing this week, for the first time we had sun and warmth. T-shirt and shirts were definitely the order of the day. We also had 30 riders which was great with 2 new riders (welcome Mary and Jed) and Mark returning for the first time in 2017. We set off towards Towerlands as a group and split there in to the shorter and longer ride groups. As we left Towerlands Mick expected me (leading the longer ride) to turn left, however i turned right and took the group
The first of a programme of Braintree Easy Rider evening rides took place 9th May, a series of six rides over the three months of May, June and July to optimise the evening daylight. These are happening the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of respective months, meeting at Cycles Uk for a 6.30 depart.
On this occasion twelve riders enjoyed (or though John seemed somewhat surprised when Mick asked him to be the 'back marker' rider, a good baptism for the role, John, wearing t
It's May, but it is clear the weather thinks it's still March. On a day when it was cold enough for gloves and buffs, 27 riders turned up to brave the coolness and wind. The forecast was for rain at some point - nice! We headed out of town towards Great Notley and then cut through to Rayne. I took the longer ride and we headed out towards Great Saling, Andrewsfield Airport and in to Felsted. We passed several usual coffee stops and I could guess the comments from the guys on