Sunday 2nd September- Kelvedon

With the previous weeks ride being short due to a degree of wetness today’s weather was perfect for cycling.

The ride was meant to be led by our recently departed colleague John B so I stepped in.

We did a 19 mile circuitous route to get to Heybridge Basin meeting Lynda C on her way to the SEG’s elevenses. We arrived at the Lock Tea Room to find Ken R already there reserving us a table. It was pleasant sitting outside but the wasps certainly liked the Wilkin’s jam!

The next stage was a 14 mile loop to get us to lunch. I had forgotten Inworth Road was closed but we easily found a way round the bridge repairs. A traffic-free road was a bonus.

At The Railway Tavern in Kelvedon we found all the tables by the river occupied and I thought we would have a problem getting served. It wasn’t a problem and we found a quiet corner inside.

After lots of chat including an amusing story from Adrian about aunt Trixie, four of us made off for tea at Terling. Arriving at the Owls Hill Tea Room we found a notice saying “Closed due to a family illness”. We quickly moved over to The Monkey opposite where Dave R funded the tea purchase.

The four of us split after tea with only me riding back to Chelmsford completing 59 miles.

Mel M

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