September 19, 2018

Wednesday 19 September dawned with a weather forecast for a gale at midday.  I met up with about 18 Easy Riders for a bike ride heading south west with a tea stop at the Queen Anne Castle in Great Leighs. A large part of the Easy Rider group were away for a few days in...

September 2, 2018

Gwen, Ian, Brian and I set off from Braintree heading west, and met Mark pedalling up Rayne Road towards us. Mark had had the worst start to a day cycling – he started with a rear wheel puncture when he took his bike out of the shed, and had a hurried replacement of th...

August 22, 2018

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...

August 15, 2018

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 join...

July 25, 2018

It was a boiling hot day for a bike ride, but about 26 Easy Riders turned up, including 3 new riders: Chris, Peter and Beverley.   We headed out north, running parallel to Panfield Lane, though the housing estate.  We made our way towards Jaspers Green, Shalford Green...

July 18, 2018

Today’s rides were led by Mick and Adrian.  We had a couple of new riders join us today.  Of these, I only managed to speak to Martin, who’s looking for a sociable riding group, as he’s just about to retire (Hurrah!).  I immediately picked up that he speaks a refined f...

June 25, 2018

10 Easy Riders turned up bright and early on Monday morning at Greenfields Centre (adjacent to Freeport).  Interestingly, BER paid for the first aid trainer, but we did not need to pay for room hire because we are an official group recognised by Braintree Council. As a...

June 7, 2018

Today dawned bright but with a cold north wind, considering it was the first Thursday in June.  About 35 Easy Riders congregated on Drury Lane, behind Sainsbury’s, before dividing into 3 groups, for our ride, heading north.  Adrian led the longest ride, with me as the...

May 9, 2018

Wednesday 9th May dawned bright and sunny and obviously inspired many Easy Riders to come out for a bike ride. There were 37 riders so we decided to seek 2 extra ride volunteers and split into 3 groups. Peter Short volunteered to be tail rider for Adrian’s long ride; G...

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