Monthly Archives: October 2018

Into November

Last Wednesdays ride was re-routed to Wivenhoeso we will ride to the Cafe near Andy’s this week.

Fridays ride was abandoned due yo colds, this was the last ride until April 2019, however if you wish to ride on a Friday email me on Thursday and I will let you know what Claire and I are doing.

At last the Christmas lunch bookings are flowing in, enjoy as this may be the last freebie.

This week I will email the group the changes that will take effect from January 1st 2019 based upon the response I received from the ballot of the regular riders.

Week Ending 28th October

Wednesday we are going to Andy’s Cafe on a new route

Friday we will go The Shepherd at Langham to see if the ride and pub is ok for the Wednesday group, this will be the last Friday ride until  April 2019.  I will continue with riding on Friday if you wish to join me please email me for details on the Thursday before.

I will have forms for the Christmas Lunch for you, so far the response is poor, I do wonder if there is any point organising these events.

Review and Rides for Week Ending 21st

Last Wednesday was a glorious ride to Fillpots with a new variation of the route, good to see Roy back from Norfolk.

Friday 7 of us much enjoyed Jon W’s trip to Walton and Clacton, a bit breezy but that made the ride more enjoyable as the waves and breakers were worth seeing and the Cafe was excellent.  Down side was having to wash the bikes down when we got back, it took me 2 days to get the sand out of my padlock.

This Wednesday I propose we try the Cafe within Wyvale’s, this will only be a short ride down the London Road Stanway.

Friday we will venture to Poplar Nurseries at Marks Tey.

I need to bring the information I hold upto date, please note you do not have to provide if you so wish.  I will be handing a form out requesting the following.


Email address

Mobile Number

Emergency contact, person and phone number.

A Fools and Horses Moment

Last Wednesday we MIST the train Doh!  So it was Wivenhoe for most of us but Ruth and Jon did the ride and enjoyed lunch.

Friday was a non event due to riders cancelling so Claire and I did our own thing.

This Wednesday we will be going to Fillpots and its looking hot.

Friday is a train and cycle day organised by Jon, Schedule as follows:-

• Leisure World: 10.30 am;

• Catch 11:11 am train from Hythe Station to Walton on the Naze;

• Ride from Walton station to The Naze;

• Ride from the The Naze to Clacton;

• Lunch at Greenswald Cafe;

• Ride from Clacton to Walton station;

• Aim for 3.00 pm return train, but if we miss it then have afternoon tea in Clacton and catch next available train (trains run hourly);

• The ride is about 18 miles;

• Open day return tickets from Hythe are £9.20 or £7.60 if bought in advance.  Riders buy their own tickets;

• Join either at Leisure World or Hythe station or any other station that’s convenient.

Friday B rides will cease at the end of October and resume in April. The majority are fine weather riders.  Claire and I will continue to ride and you are welcome to join us email me for details, we may even go out with the A ride.

The Christmas lunch is booked for Wednesday the 28th November 13:00 at the Alma Copford.

Fish and Chips

Christmas Pudding with Cream


There will be no charge to regular Wednesday Riders, this may be the last free Christmas meal so make the most of it.