Wet, Wet, Wet

And no not the band....Our second weekend away trip was upon us, with the ride leaders and a few hardy souls arriving Friday afternoon so they could check out their routes and the rest of the riders arriving later that evening for the meal at The Ship in Blaxhall. After an interesting meal with with no fish and chips, but chicken and pork steaks as alternatives and a couple of Nelson's Revenge we all retired to our rooms, tents or caravans for the night ready for the 40/48 mile ride tomorrow.... An early start, we set off in bright sunshine (Mick, Gifford, Jim, Jim, Julie, Margo, Gwen, Ian, Alan, Dick, Bill, Gifford, Diane and Adrian) to Framligham, via Campsey Ash, around Wickham Market, Ch

No Compo and still windy

You would think it was Autumn already as the UK feels the after effects of hurricane Irma....our thoughts go out to all those impacted. Despite the weather 18 intrepid riders set off through Great Notley splitting at Blackly Lane. The longer ride passes through Littley Green (collecting Anne on the way), Howe Street, Pleshey and finally High Easter to the Snug Cafe at Lodges coach park. 13.2 miles completed and most of it in to a headwind - the forecast said it was around 22/23 mph. The guys were grateful for the stop. Surprisingly we arrived 15 minutes before the shorter ride who had completed just under 13 miles. The bread pudding is a firm favourite here along with the scones or is that s

August - the month that was

To give you a flavour of what we did in August here is a summary: Five Wednesday rides with 122 riders attending in all. This month's destinations included Marks Hall, Kelvedon, Little Waltham, Gosfield and Fairstead Best attended day was 16 August with 31 riders with the week before having our lowest attendance with 20. Overall we cycled for 427 hours and covered 2,626 miles. Assuming an average calorie burn we collectively burnt over 107,000 calories so easily cycled off the coffee and cakes. Come and join us and help us increase all of these numbers....

Another library ride

We were really thrilled to welcome three new riders to our Earls Colne jaunt. It's great to meet new people who are cycling these lanes for the first time. We tried the hills to the north of the village before swinging around to the south and returning to the Library for tea and cake - a ride of 12 miles. Thanks to Miranda for welcoming us to this lovely building and garden. Cycling from libraries is a new venture for us. We are loving it and looking forward to our next ride from Halstead Library on Saturday 23rd September at 10 am. See you there.

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