Where do we go? How far, how fast?
We are blessed in North Essex by having almost unlimited miles of leafy lanes stretching up into Suffolk across to Herts and South and East to the Essex coastline.
We usually cycle 35 to 50 miles, sometimes more but always stop for tea or coffee somewhere nice. We have a list of almost 30 local cafes. That gives plenty of choice and a wide variety of routes.
We divide into two groups, the A team cycle faster and usually cover longer distances. The B team make a more leisurely pace, take a more direct route and we try to meet up at the same cafe destination.
The A team average14 to 17 mph.
The B team average 10 to 13 mph.