A bright late August day but with a nagging NW wind greeted 7 riders for the start at the Town Hall (or should it be City Hall now?). A loop via Pleshy and Onslow Green took us to Felsted and then by our normal route to the Blue Egg for elevenses.
Only three of us went on to lunch at Kedington just over the Suffolk border. The Barnadiston Arms is an archetypal village pub, so few of which have survived the emergence of ‘gastro’ pubs. We loved it! The group next to us playing cribbage were having a great time and the repartee in the bar was highly entertaining.
We took an enjoyable route on quiet lanes on our way to Rayne station for threeses, and with the wind now mostly behind us we made good time. We reached Chelmsford at about 5.15 having covered about 69 miles.
Here is a link to my Strava record: http://www.strava.com/activities/187938598