100km cycle ride starting in Halstead, with the finish easier than last year’s mountain-top finish in Danbury!
The BBC weather forecast said that we’d have a sunny morning, with rain forecast from 1:00 onwards, and as the day dawned bright (if a little breezy) we decided a leisurely ride on the bikes, taking in a tea shop and a pub, was in order.
It stayed dry for today’s Tour de Tendring cycle ride, and the weather got increasingly brighter as the day wore on. But a stiff northeasterly made the second half of the ride more of a challenge.
Having done two 50 mile rides this summer (The Tour de Tendring, and the Essex Castle Ride), the challenge of the Essex 100 was too much to resist.
A leisurely ride, keeping to the quiet country lanes, with plenty of options for refreshment breaks!
We tried something a little different this morning – getting the bikes on the train at Marks Tey to Sudbury, and then cycling back to Marks Tey
After some pretty foul weather for the last couple of weeks, today was dry and bright at times, if a little windy. Almost perfect weather for the Essex Castle bike ride.
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