Colchester Cycling UK

Wivenhoe Ride Report

January 1, 2017

Twelve riders turned out to do the first Sunday ride of the year. We also had a visit from Clive who would not be riding on the day (apart from the short trip to the container) as he had visitors staying.

The ride was made up by “village hopping” to the north/north east/east of Colchester. The ride went in a clockwise direction keeping within a 5–10 mile radius of Colchester. The precise route was determined by time and weather. This proved to be an interesting route, with a lot of riders not knowing where they were some of the time! The route eventually went via Colchester, West Bergholt, and Great Horkesley, Boxted, Langham, and Dedham, Ardleigh, Great Bromley, and Elmstead, finishing at Wivenhoe at Chris and Iain’s house for our lunch stop. Many thanks to Chris & Iain for providing a good spread and for other contributions from other riders.

By Alan Palmer