Things seemed to be looking up for our Chelmsford City Member Group when 13 riders lined up at the start, and altogether 19 members took part today.
A ride to Maldon may look a bit tame being only about 11 miles from Chelmsford but our leader Brian (propelled by Jeanette on the back of his tandem) made sure we had covered 20 miles before elevenses at BHN Pot Plants and 30 by Lunch at the Queen’s Head on Maldon Quay.
I was thrilled to find that The Queen’s Head now stocks Otter Ale from East Devon which is one of my favourites.
Our ears and lungs were assaulted by noise and fumes respectively as about 20 Lambretta scooters left en masse from the quayside, which didn’t do a lot for the ambience of the place! Otherwise we had a nice relaxing lunchtime soaking up the sun and watching a seal swirling about in the river.
Our Group on Maldon Quay (less Adrian and Phil who had to leave early and myself for obvious reasons!)
After tea at Great Baddow we headed for home having covered a little under 50 miles. A shorter ride but very enjoyable.
Here is a link to my Strava record of the ride: