Colchester Cycling UK

Woodham Walter Ride Report

August 18, 2013

Seven cyclists rode from Colchester Leisure World en route for The Cats at Woodham Walter, elevenses at Coggeshall Dutch Nursery. The Cats was a destination requested at the last ride planning meeting. The loop out took us through the Notleys, Terling, and Nounsley. On arrival at the pub we were greeted by the sound of a fairground organ and the sight of a traction engine. Whether it is is a regular feature I don’t know, but they did appear to live there (the machinery) in a large shed behind them.

The route back to Colchester took us on through Maldon, Little Totham, skirting Tiptree, and on through Messing, Copford, and Stanway.

The ride in numbers:

  • Distance: 62.7 miles
  • Time: 5 hrs 54 min
  • Avg speed: 10.6 mph
  • Max speed: 28.9 mph
  • Avg pulse: 121 bpm
  • Max pulse: 149 bpm

By Alan Palmer