Where are we stopping for coffee?
A bit of a grey day, but surprisingly warm for the time of year. BER riders are out in force with 27 riders setting off. Various whispers pass along the group as to where the break will be, with Cressing Temple being the favourite based on our journey out towards Cressing. However Mick's change of route to Black Notley, Rank's Green, Fairstead and Fuller Street dispels the whispers. We head for Great Leighs and a welcome break at the Castle. See how quickly the bikes are left when coffee and cakes are available!
After refueling we head out towards Willow Green and straight in to a headwind. Hard work up to Willows Green (good time to slipstream someone!) and finally Rayne and then down the Flitch to home.
Just a shade over 20 miles.