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08/7/2021 10:19 am  #1


Saturday Extra Special - 17th July

This month’s Saturday Special is a 100 mile ride. We’re heading out to Suffolk but with a largely different route from that we rode last year, including new coffee and lunch stops.  The route’s here  - 100 mile Suffolk ride

There is also a shorter alternative to Debden Barns for a 36 mile ride. The route’s here -  Route to Debden Barns

For both rides we’ll meet at the Heath Sports Club for an 8.30 am departure. There is ample free parking.

The 100 mile ride will suit members who can maintain an average pace of 15 mph over several hours. It is a long day in the saddle so please bring sufficient drink/food to maintain your energy levels as well as the usual spares and basic tools.

The pace for shorter route will likely be in the range of 12-14 mph.

Please do post on the forum if you plan to ride with us, particularly those intending to join the 100 mile route so that we can alert our lunch stop to  the likely numbers.

Now all we need is for the weather to cooperate.

 

08/7/2021 10:23 am  #2


Re: Saturday Extra Special - 17th July

Hi Richard, count me in for the 100 please.

will you publish the cafe stops so we know where we’re eating?

thank you

 

08/7/2021 3:36 pm  #3


Re: Saturday Extra Special - 17th July

Hi Dave,
The current plan is Sturmer Nurseries for coffee http://www.sturmernurseries.co.uk (slight route diversion to access) and Assington Country Kitchen for lunch - https://assingtoncountrykitchen.co.uk
There are a number of options in Finchingfield for a break on the return leg.  However, if anyone has a recommendation for alternatives close to the route  please do post.

For lunch at Assington we will pre-order. I'll post details next week but meanwhile do have a look at their menu.
 

Last edited by RichardN (08/7/2021 3:54 pm)

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12/7/2021 6:15 pm  #4


Re: Saturday Extra Special - 17th July

The lunch stop  - Assington Country Kitchen  -  have asked us to pre-order food. The link to their website follows, just scroll down for their menu.
https://assingtoncountrykitchen.co.uk
There's lots on offer so please could you email  roystoncc@hotmail.com no later than Thursday pm to confirm your choice. 

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12/7/2021 9:19 pm  #5


Re: Saturday Extra Special - 17th July

I’m up for it if there’s a suitably paced group

 

13/7/2021 9:26 am  #6


Re: Saturday Extra Special - 17th July

I plan to ride the 100.

 

13/7/2021 5:17 pm  #7


Re: Saturday Extra Special - 17th July

100 mile ride for me too

 

14/7/2021 11:07 am  #8


Re: Saturday Extra Special - 17th July

I can’t be out all day, so will come as far as coffee, then head back home. Probably around 60 miles.

 

14/7/2021 4:17 pm  #9


Re: Saturday Extra Special - 17th July

I’m aiming to be out, but will peel off if dodgy knee gives way, or if you all go off too fast.

 

16/7/2021 6:08 am  #10


Re: Saturday Extra Special - 17th July

We are planning a 46 miler and will join you for part of the ride. We will meet you at the top of New Road with the rest of the Melbourn lot and will peel off at Ashdon just after Saffron Walden and head via linton/Fulbourn/cafecito for lunch. Anyone else fancying a shorter route at 16+ mph is welcome to join us
Thanks to Simon for the route! http://www.strava.com/routes/2767096989253838740

 

16/7/2021 3:40 pm  #11


Re: Saturday Extra Special - 17th July

I plan to ride up to Elmdon, and meet you at bottom of Essex Hill.  Looks like a scorcher.

 

16/7/2021 5:10 pm  #12


Re: Saturday Extra Special - 17th July

I’m thinking 100 miles in 27C heat might be a bit much for me so I might join your 46 miler Georgie or Donna’s 60. See you at top of New Road at 8:30

 

16/7/2021 5:56 pm  #13


Re: Saturday Extra Special - 17th July

I'll meet the Melbs. lot at the top of new road at 8.30 - I'll definitely be out, and have downloaded the 100 and Georgie's route - will see how fit I feel in the heat. See you all tomorrow. 

 

16/7/2021 6:20 pm  #14


Re: Saturday Extra Special - 17th July

Ray and I are planning to ride the Debden Barons 36 mile route on Saturday. If anyone would like to join us we are meeting at the Heath Sports Club for an 08:30 start.  Probably c14mph but not much faster.

Mick

 

18/7/2021 8:26 am  #15


Re: Saturday Extra Special - 17th July

Good route and good day out.  Thanks for organising, Richard

 

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