Colchester Cycling UK

Langford Ride Report

October 18, 2015

Eighteen cyclists gathered at Colchester Leisure World and left in two groups. Alan leading Penny and Robert, while I led the rest. We went via West Bergholt and up Argents Lane where we were treated to a small herd of deer running playfully in the field alongside. In Great Tey I made a boo-boo — I turned right then left toward Earls Colne instead of left then right toward Coggeshall — but we were soon back on track thanks to an interjection from Pete Finch.

Waiting for us at the Dutch Nursery were Simon and his brother Anthony, Ken, Derek Snowling, and Dave Russell from Chelmsford City CTC, Shelley, Les and Gill on their tandem, and Sarah; arriving a little after we did, John and Margaret on their tandem trike. That brought the rider tally up to 27 for a brief time. This might have been the last visit by Colchester CTC to the Dutch Nursery as sadly we were told it would be closing in two weeks time.

Leaving the Dutch Nursery

Alan and Dave went their own way to Langford through Kelvedon and Wickham Bishops, and were already sat comfortably at the Museum of Power when we arrived (late) — my route was a little longer, through Terling and Nounsley.

Gathered at the Museum of Power

The way back was much more direct, through Wickham Bishops, Tiptree, Messing, and Copford where some carried on along London Road, others choosing the more scenic route along Church Lane. The last I saw of anyone was on Straight Road…

By Malcolm Mitchell