Daren W
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The Burnham Breakfast

Daren W
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31 Mar 2014

4 of the team head out to the coast

Saturday 29th March saw Lee, Keiran, James B and myself head out from Witham towards Burnham on Crouch. Leaving Witham towards the north we soon found ourselves enjoying the ups and downs of LIttle Braxted and Wickham Bishops.  Arriving at Hatfield Peverel on a flat road a loud bang was to unsettle Lee. Riding behind it was clear that nothing had fallen off and on we travelled towards Maldon along the causeway, negotiating badly-driven people carriers who prefer to overtake on the inside of roundabouts.

Heading out through Mundon, so good they signposted it twice, the team powered through Southminster, along some great twists and turns into Burnham for a coffee and one of the best sausage sandwiches we've had for a while. Even Kieran, not renowned for his fuelling, gave in to temptation and partook of a bacon roll on the advice of his teammates.

Back on the road we headed back towards Witham aiming to complete 50-60 miles. However, on the same stretch of road as the outward journey, another loud bang was to be heard from Lee's bike. With Lee's bike playing up and time getting away, the team had to settle for 46 miles but still the biggest ride as a team this year and as James correctly stated, none of us had even been out on the road by this time last year!

Arriving back at base, Kieran carried on to try to get in 90 miles and complete his personal challenge of 500 miles in March, which he did with relative ease later in the day after apparently hitting the wall, then nose-diving off a cliff before tumbling into oblivion.

It was only later in the day that the team got an update from Lee who had inspected his bike and found 2 broken spokes, nicknamed Bang 1 and Bang 2. A trip to the shop it is and the team are grateful for the support and generosity of all the guys at Cycles UK in Essex.

Our next team even is likely to be at Wickes, Braintree on 12th April where the team will be riding two turbos to cover the 311 miles of London to Paris in support of our man Trevor Jackson. If you're local, please pop in and if you're not you could always text TJAC99 £2 to 70070.

Thanks for reading our blog and hope everyone enjoys the lighter, warmer evenings.

 

Comments

05.04.2014

Go team Essex! Absolutely cracking read as always guys - your determination and enthusiasm makes me want to get out on the bike right now! Keep up the good work!

05.04.2014

Thanks Andy. It's great to enjoy something with friends that's both fun, rewarding but raising vital money at the same time.