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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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