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9th July 2015, Steeple Bumpstead circuit via Castle Hedingham and Great Bardfield, 35 miles

Today’s ride took five of us around quiet Essex lanes on a glorious day, stopping for coffee and cakes at our favourite haunt in Castle Hedingham, where there were no volunteers to have their bike padlocked to Martin Woodhead’s bike in case he again forgot to bring a key, as happened last year. However, we were not incident free due to John T’s chain coming off at frequent intervals which even our back up mechanic by the name of Maurice was unable to fix. Despite this, we moved along at quite a pace and arrived back at the Fox and Hounds by 1.15pm, well in time for a really excellent lunch. Other than millions of little black bugs which seemed particularly attracted to Andrew’s yellow day-glo vest, or it could simply have been because they knew he was Scottish, it was a perfect day’s ride.

Thanks, Maurice, for planning it and not getting us lost.

Cooling off at the Fox and Hounds
Cooling off at the Fox and Hounds, above, and the mechanic at work on John’s bike, below.

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25th June 15 Wimpole Hall

John B and Andrew R enjoyed a brilliant 38 mile ride on Thursday 25th June to Wimpole Hall averaging 16MPH on the outer leg (Just as well Kell was on QM2!!) and not much slower on the return.

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02 July 15 Great Chishill -Saffron Walden- Widdington-Ugly

02 July 15 Great Chishill -Saffron Walden- Widdington-Ugly.

Another excellent route organised by Chef de Velo Maurice.

Joining Maurice  Andrew R, John B, John T, Ken W.

A pleasant 14.5 MPH ride stopping at the new Cycling Cafe in Saffron Walden- Biciceletta Coffee con Velo. Returning to the Pheasant via Ugly and Rickling in light rain.

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Six souls braved heavy rain on Monday nights midsummer ride from The Pheasant – 22 June 15

Six hardy souls braved heavy rain, wind and a temperature of only 10 degrees and complete a circuit from Gt Chishill- Elmdon -Strethall – Littlebury Green and returned to the pub looking like drowned rats.

John T and Bridgette took the sensible choice of returning home to change into dry clothes before returning for food and a well deserved refreshment.

John B took the even more sensible decision to stay in the pub all evening to avoid getting his new bike wet – ha ha

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Thursday 18th June 2015 Barley- Barkway- Great Hormead- Brent Pelham- Clavering Lakes

Numbers depleted to two riders today – John T and Andrew R completed a  Barley- Barkway- Great Hormead- Brent Pelham- Clavering Lakes circuit with a photo stop at the memorial to F/O Archie F. Daniels Flying with the 83rd Fighter Squadron who crashed his P-47D just after takeoff.

Coffee stop was planned for Clavering Lakes however, it was closed. Thankfully Kell’s daughter Aislinn came to the rescue with some grand filter coffee.

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Thursday, 11 June 2015, Steeple Bumpstead circuit via Castle Hedingham and Henny Street

Coffee and cake at a delightful oldy worldy tea shop in Castle Hedingham
Coffee and cake at a delightful oldy worldy tea shop in Castle Hedingham
A well deserved lunch at the The Henny Swan
A well deserved lunch at the The Henny Swan
Maurice you couldn't have picked a better place to take beer and have lunch in Constable country
Maurice you couldn’t have picked a better place to take beer and have lunch in Constable country
The River Stour at Henny Street
The River Stour at Henny Street
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Thursday, 11 June 2015, Steeple Bumpstead circuit via Castle Hedingham and Henny Street

This was another glorious ride of 44 miles on a perfect  summer’s day wending our way through Essex lanes. Starting from the Fox and Hounds in Steeple Bumpstead we stopped for coffee and cake in Castle Hedingham and then proceeded to Henny Street in Constable country for lunch by the river and much needed cold beers. A tail wind got us back to Steeple Bumpstead somewhat faster than on the outward stretch. Other than experiencing a violent domestic argument between two people in Sible Hedingham it was an uneventful trip. It was good to meet up with Kell Ryan at the end. Thanks, Maurice, for organising the ride. You are forgiven for only getting us lost once.image

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Club members enjoying goujons and chips in The Pheasant

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Monday 8 June 2015

Three runs tonight on a pleasant summer’s evening, but getting chilly towards the end –  the red run was about 20 miles, the blue was 22 miles and the black via Manuden was 26 miles. (Note that The Windmill Cycle Club colours in grades of difficulty are different to those used in skiing.)image

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A welcome pint in Sicklemere + John B, Ken, Maurice and Martin outside Lavenham Church

A welcome pint in Sicklemere John B, Ken, Maurice and Martin outside Lavenham Church

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Thursday 4 June 2015, Sicklemere to Lavenham via Hartest hill and back via Rattlesden

This was a glorious ride of 32 miles through Suffolk countryside on a perfect day for cycling. No mishaps this week.image

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Laxfield to Aldeburgh

Well done Maurice – a delightful 43 mile cycle ride through the Suffolk Countryside -The Croissants and beer were a lovely treat at Shrimp Cottage – memorable

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Thursday, 28 May 2015

Laxfield to Aldeburgh via Thorpeness and back via Snape. 43 miles.image

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