Colchester Cycling UK

Earls Colne Ride Report

October 12, 2014

Nineteen riders met at the container on the day. Two new riders to try a day with the group after seeing our rides ‘advertised’ on the web. The ride was made up of two groups myself leading the easier paced group of four. The elevenes break was at Beth Chato in Elmstead Market.

The ride from elevenses to lunch would see us (the slower group) hugging the north of Colchester until we reached West Bergholt. This proved to be quite an interesting exercise as the roads were remarkably clear of motor traffic, which proved in this case that you don’t have to go far out of town to be on quiet roads. The main group would pass us no fewer than three times led by Derek Snowling the leader skilfully adding in a few loops.

By Alan Palmer