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Midweek Ride 30th Oct

Another good turnout today,thirteen riders ready for the 10am departure from Orsett.Looking at who had turned up I thought I’m out of my league again here  so while they were still chatting set off hoping to gain a bit of distance so would’nt  be too far behind at cafe stop.Soon caught by Chris M but manged to hang on through Bulphan until we were caught by Peter C and John K crossing the fen from where we rode as a foursome as far as Corbetts Tey.Heading round the Berich Ponds loop Tony G and Keith W came by and pulled us as far as the rise by Damyn’s Hall airfield before heading off into the  distance.Others were now getting on the wheels and led mainly by Chris M again we were able to hang together and make a quick dash for the cafe.This is the first time for a very long time that I have managed the whole loop with the faster riders although once again have to thank Chris M for his clever encouragement when flagging at certain points on route.Usual chat before leaving for return into stiff head wind but we managed to stay more or less together back to Orsett.Apart from the wind the weather was very pleasant for this time of year and another enjoyable day out had by all. Bob D.

robert drake

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Gateway member from day one 2007. Also member of CTC, VCC, Forty Plus CC and the Fellowship of Cycling Old Timers. Am interested in cycling history especially from the 1950s and 1960s.

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