Thanks to Martin for the prompt ride report with the picture that nicely answers the question, ‘What can you do that is safe and legal next to a disused red telephone box on a blustery Sunday morning?’ OK, admittedly not a question you hear very often.
Peter and I took more or less the same route back from Sawbridgeworth, just without the lunch stop loop. Peter turned off right towards Ingatestone; I continued to Roxwell and Writtle:
The big news this week was the announcement of the route of stage 3 of ‘le tour’ from Cambridge to London. Fairly well buried on the official site, this is it:
What great news for every Essex rider who cycles these lanes, to see the top 180 pro-tour riders thundering through from Saffron Walden to Finchingfield, Felsted, Great Waltham, Roxwell and off towards Ongar before heading for the capital. Not for them elevenses at the Blue Egg or the Station Cafe at Rayne. They don’t know what they’re missing!