7.30pm - Witham Leisure Centre
A John Roberts favourite – 90 sec hills. Look out for the session post later.
9.00am - Morrisons
One we haven’t been to for a while due to it’s uncertain future, but a firm favourite of the peloton. Yes, the Greenstead Green Barn Cafe (as it is known now) is back on the cards! We may have a problem this week as it seems the chipping season is upon us. Intelligence is still a little scant so I need some more informants as to when and where the dastardly blighters drop their load! But please use your judgement as to whether a particular road is suitable for riding on, as they won’t do your tyres much good but worse, if you hit the deck – it will hurt!!
A few are planning on doing a brick session directly from the GG Barn Cafe, I have said there will only be two cars, so if you want to join please car share if possible, they are likely to be busy this Saturday, not least because the weather is not looking too bad.
Please arrive by 9:00am in plenty of time for a 9:05 departure and please make sure you and your bike are ready.
My suggestion is to go out via Silver End, across the busy A120 (BUSY ROAD – TAKE CARE!!) Stisted and Greenstead Green then through Earls Colne to White Colne and left up the hill to Pebmarsh. There may be stones along part of this route so take care and avoid if possible.
Option 1: Staying off the busy Sudbury to Halstead road
From Pebmarsh, turn right following part of the Halstead Marathon course, past the 6 mile water station point towards Twinstead. At the end, turn left back towards Pebmarsh, then a right and left to Colne Engaine, Earls Colne where right, back up the hill and left to return to Greestead Green.
Turn left in Pebmarsh, then right at the top of the short climb. To the end and then left onto the A131 towards Halstead (THIS IS A VERY BUSY ROAD, TAKE CARE WHEN RIDING ALONG HERE). In Halstead, turn left down Colne Road, past the leisure centre to the end. Left down the hill, then right up the hill to Greenstead Green.
Return to Kelvedon and Witham direct via Stisted and SIlver End.
I won’t be out from Morrison’s at 9am, a few of us are planning on an easier ride out to the Cafe, so see you there.
9.00am - Morrison's
Routes and distances decided on day within each group.
Good luck to all our runners
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