After a slightly overcast day yesterday, a glorious morning saw up pop our bikes on the cycle rack and head over to Mersea Island for a leisurely ride.
This is one of my regular cycle routes – 26 miles through some lovely quiet countryside south of Colchester. The route up on the excellent…
This is a regular route of ours – 25 miles from central Colchester, with most of it on quiet country roads and lanes, with lots…
This is a 15mile cycle route out through the barracks south of Colchester, past Friday Woods, and looping round through Fingrinhoe, and back into town…
Three nice cycle route leaflets with a range of rides to suit all levels of experience – get in training for Tour de Tendring 2013!
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