Posted for Mel Martin:
It was glorious cycling weather but a surprisingly small turnout of three riders (Martin C, Norman and I). My route took us by SEG’s elevenses venue but at 10:05. Our elevenses was at Heybridge Basin, which we accessed by the towpath. The fine weather seemed to have brought out everyone who had a dog! At the café we found four CTC members, three who had come by car. The fourth was Ken Rickwood who joined us on our ride to Layer de la Haye. So with one going back we retained a nice even three.
Ken continued homewards leaving only Martin and me to go into the Donkey and Buskins for a long chat over beer and baguettes.
The ride back involved a stop at Bunsay Downs and by the time I got back into Chelmsford I had done 64.9 miles.