Sunday 23 June – Essex CTC Triennial Veterans 100 miles ride

Many of our over 50’s rode 100 miles on Sunday in the Essex Member Group CTC TriVets event.  72 riders in 6 groups took part, coming from various member groups in the Southeast and East Anglia.

We set off from Mountnessing for the first 25 miles to Aythorp Roding where we were served welcome elevenses by a small army of wonderful volunteers who were later to provide us with lunch and tea.  We are so grateful to you all.

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“Feeding station” at Aythorp Roding

From Aythorp Roding we did two loops of 25 miles each before the final leg back to the start.

The oldest riders were in their mid 80’s and it’s great to see people of that age so fit and able to ride 100 miles.

The forecast bad weather did not materialise although it was very blustery at times.  A brief shower towards the end of the ride did not detract from the sunny periods which prevailed.

Sincere thanks to our members, Chris Mills and John Davis who masterminded the whole event, to Peter Moore who managed the registration and records on the day and not least to Margaret Davis who was very busy all day keeping us in order.

It was a brilliantly well-organised and highly enjoyable event.

Martin

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