I’d been feeling fat and unfit after the 12mph ride on Wednesday, so on Friday, I decided to take a large brave pill and turn up for the Friday 40 miler. I had been persuaded to do this by Gwen, who assured me she was riding, and I would be able to keep up with her. As it turned out, Gwen ended up working a short notice shift at Farleigh Hospice Shop. I was very glad I had arranged with my husband Jim to meet us at the café stop in case I wanted to bail out after 20 miles! Ab
Once again there were over 30 Easy Riders intending to pedal around the back lanes of Braintree. We divided into our usual three groups, with Adrian and Cathy (me) leading and tailing the long ride, … and Jim leading and Karen tailing the middle ride; and Bill and Gwen on the shortest ride. Oh dear – my reduced cycling recently became immediately apparent on today’s ride through hills. We pedalled out north, down Bocking End and Bradford Street, then turning left at the colle
This week, Wedneday 15 August, the ride was a bit of a mystery tour as we headed north, before ending up at Cressing Temple Barns, south of the A120. New riders welcomed this week were Heather and Dave – who are experienced cyclists, and have been thinking about joining us for a regular ride for about a year, since they both retired. (Hurrah! More retirees! Life is so good when you have time to do what you want!) We pedalled off north through the housing estate and up Boc
Over 40 BER members and respective other half’s turned out for BER BBQ and the weather was really on our side, especially considering the torrential rainfall the previous evening.
Peter and Sue were amazing hosts ably supported in the planning and preparation and on the evening by Gwen and Julia - thank you for all your hard work.
The meat courses were never-ending with burgers as the starter followed by mains of sausages, chicken thighs and breasts, lamp chops and finall
Today’s ride dawned on a day that was mercifully cooler, c25C, than the last few. There were plenty of Easy Riders (35) today, so we split into 3 groups of 11/12 each. Adrian led the first group, tailed by Mave; Jim led the middle group, tailed by Peter Skirrow; and Peter Short led the shortest group (Short by name, short by nature!), tailed by Ian. Jim’s group pedalled south out of the town centre, crossing to Clare Road, over the walkway, down Guernsey Way and onto the Fl
Just over a week ago 5 Easy Riders (Brian, Mick, Ian, Compo and me) set off from Morton at just before 8.30 pm courtesy of BER taxi service aka Peter and Julia, to join the Dunwich Dynamo overnight ride. We had booked Peter for overnight support and had three stops planned - Castle Hedingham, Needham Market and Framlingham. It was a beautiful evening and the roads were quiet and the wind was slightly with us. We made good time to Castle Hedingham covering the 31 miles in 2 ho
This was another ride where Mick had set up two start points as it was a longer ride for a Wednesday. It ended up 33 miles for the group of 8 led by Mick from Braintree, and 32 for Bill’s group of 10. Gifford led the group who met at Greenstead Green and whilst this was the shorter ride, a number of the riders rode out there to meet up anyway. Mick’s group set off through Braintree, along Coggeshall Road, and joined the pavement cycle path at Kings Park, to get to the turno