5 October 2017: Autumnal ride to Thaxted

Ric, Ken, Brian & Andrew looking serious in Lindsell

Nine Windmillers set off from the Fleur de Lys on an autumnal Thursday morning. The season was turning, the bare knee count already in low single figures.

Maurice – followed by Ken, Keith, Sandra, Andrew, Ric, Lawrence and the two Brians – led the way, via Henham, Brick End and Tilty, to Thaxted where we pulled in for coffee and cake at Parrishes. Then it was on to Lindsell and Great Easton, where we pressed our noses to the window of the Rolls Royce showroom and ogled the shiny new motors. Could you fit a bike rack to one of those, we wondered?

Routemeister Maurice leads the way

Back in the saddle, we continued on to Broxted and Henham before returning to Widdington and a warm welcome from Fleur landlord, Chris, having clocked up a respectable 31 miles.

Thanks again, Maurice, for leading us around some delightful, quiet lanes – and to Andrew for getting us all organised.

Andrew gets ready
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31 miles around quiet Essex lanes


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