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Family ride on the Viper – Sunday 31st August

Altogether 6 of us assembled in Blackmore on Aug 31st for a short family ride of around 7 miles .

For those who don’t know, Blackmore is a very pretty village 4 miles north of Brentwood. It has been awarded the status of “best kept village in Essex” on many occasions.

The name Blackmore originated in the middles ages and is a reference to ‘Black Marsh’ or ‘Black Swamp’

It is also a magnet for cyclists who take advantage of the chance to buy cakes and coffees in the local cafes.

We set off heading south passing by the Viper pub which puts on a bi-annual beer festival. Sadly there was not one this weekend.

Shortly after we rode through Fryerning and up to the Blackmore Road.

Our next stop was a Radical Cycles. a cycling centre and a venue for trials, BMX and dirt jumping venue.

We spent some time watching a group of teenage boys practising their stunts on the course.

The car park was quite full however as there is an archery centre in the nearby woods.

Finally we rode the last 2 miles back into Blackmore.

It was a gentle ride with no big hills that was enjoyed by all.

Many thanks to Gary for arranging this.

The Viper Family Ride

Gateway ‘Viper’ family riders


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