Club Runs 22nd February 2015

Club Runs 22nd February 2015

22 Feb 15

First Ladies Ride led by Emma
6 ladies departed from Senova cycles for a steady ride out to Church Farm. A gentle breeze kept the pace good on a rather chilly icy morning. Cake and laughter filled Church farms summer house and new cycling buddies were made. The wind was not our friend on the way back but we battled on to beat the rain. An enjoyable cycle had by all- and the best bit-puncture free!!!

Cat 6 Run led by Danny H
A nice easy ride on the outward journey with the sun shining and no wind. A few ice patches to be careful of but no mishaps.
Very nice food and drinks at the cafe as usual readied us for the journey home, although into a strong wind this proved to be a much harder leg of the journey than the first, especially when I led the peloton down a flooded lane. Every one ended up with wet feet ( one a lot more than the others lol ).
Total mileage ended up at a shade under 38 miles.

Cat 5 Mystery Run led by Peter
A Cat 5 forty-one mile round trip at an average of 12.5 mph.  As it was cold and icy we headed up the A10, then headed across to Stocking Pelham as the temperature raised itself to almost bearable.  Just north of Rickling Green we turned south into the biting wind, then bypassed the Uts to Elsenham and onto Yeoman's Cafe at Stansted Mountfitchet (at 25 miles).  Then the trip back before the heavens opened.  Six took part on an enjoyable, but fairly uneventful ride on a cold but sunny day.

Cat 3 Run led by Alex
We took the A119 out to play for warming time. The lanes after Watton were often dry and ice free. as is traditional lost John H around Walkern. Synchronised punctures on the exposed wind swept section short of the A505 and technical difficulties, led to fishfingers and feet all round and thoughts of hot drinks and snacks. So reversed course and cut through hilltop village of Wallington (one time home of George Orwell where he wrote Animal Farm, (I bore all with) to take a quicker route to sublimating these bodily demands (aka costa at Tesco). Way back into the wind via Willian and Wymondley to the B656, for a few miles of near pedalling on the spot, before diverting off to hide from the strengthening winds behind hedges in the lanes down to Woolmer gn, Datchworth gn, Bramfield, before the rain got going.