Colchester Cycling UK

Rayne Ride Report

May 20, 2012

The weather was perfect for a bike ride, no rain, not too warm and a gentle breeze set to be at our backs for the home run. Only four of us met up at Colchester Leisure World — Alan, Stuart, Des and Andy — so Alan led the way Coggeshall bound using another set of leafy lanes that were new to me. There was only one bit of busy road, so the puncture fairy decided to kiss Alan’s back tyre and we had an unscheduled stop.

Alan never tyres of fixing punctures!

The Dutch Nursery coffee stop was busy as we met up with the Chelmsford CTC group on their Sunday ride, and we were joined by Les and Gill from Tiptree on their tandem. On the run out to Rayne Alan had a second visit from the puncture fairy (front this time) which gave Les a chance to use some of the tool kit carried on the tandem — to ensure the correct tyre pressures were used, and then on to The Booking Hall Cafe for lunch.

Bikes parked up at Rayne

After an excellent panini and much needed mug of tea we navigated round Braintree and back to Colchester.

By Andy Linley