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Archive for June 2010

Windmill Ride and Stevenage Circular audaxes

Posted on Wednesday 30 June 2010 by Andrew Cornwell

With the combined prospect of the hottest day of the year and watching dreadful England football, I headed to Chelmsford on Sunday for the ‘Windmill Ride’ audax. It turned out to be a good decision, and not just in view of the eventual match result. Chelmer Cycling Club put on a well-organised event from their own club house which is conveniently located just 2 km from the station (itself under 40 minutes from Liverpool Street).

Even hours before kick-off, the roads were practically empty of traffic, more »

Ashridge Estate

Posted on Wednesday 9 June 2010 by Charles Harvey

The weather held up but the tyres let us down. Seven turned up last Sunday for the easy two star ride run as an alternative to the tougher two/three star event in Kent. The weather forecast had been dire and I was half expecting the ride to be rained off but in the event we had some light drizzle but nothing worse. Our problems came from another source. more »

In the land that lies between the Downs

Posted on Wednesday 2 June 2010 by Thomas James

Seventeen cyclists set out from Haywards Heath on 16 May, to see what lay to the west.

The morning ride took us through the High Weald. After a first busy section we took in a succession of small hills though villages, past ponds, farms and woods. The group maintained a strong pace and we arrived at the Black Horse at Nuthurst before opening time.

Entering the village at Slaugham

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