Easy Riders Cycling


Pre-Christmas get-together over lunch at a favourite pub near Broxted, having braved the cold, but sunny, Essex morning

Co-ordinatorsColin and Anne Taylor – e-mail: colinandannetaylor@live.co.uk

EasyRiders cycling group goes from strength to strength. It is now heading into its sixth year, currently with a couple of dozen enthusiastic members. We have always met in the morning on the first Thursday of each month. Over recent months, however, we have added a duplicate ride on the third Thursday of each month. This enables each cohort to be of a manageable size and has given a greater overall number the chance of each ride.

A typical “EasyRide” distance is 22 miles, though this varies with the seasons and weather, as appropriate. A relaxed pace is used to allow riders to enjoy the scenery, flora and fauna and the social aspect of cycling; we try to use quiet routes along lanes and byways away from busy traffic as often as we can. All rides include a pub stop for lunch; we usually arrive back at the start at mid-afternoon. Most routes are within Essex, Hertfordshire or Cambridgeshire though rides further afield – and usually longer – have been enjoyed. For example, we have ridden alongside parts of the River Cam several times and have circumnavigated Grafham Water (on dry land!) on a couple of occasions.

The photograph shows the special, pre-Christmas get-together over lunch at a favourite pub near Broxted, our having braved the cold, but sunny, Essex morning.

Cyclists participate at their own risk and must wear appropriate footwear and cycle helmet at all times.

If you are interested, contact Anne – colinandannetaylor@live.co.uk

December 2021