Essex Lanes Ride
A circular ride from Stansted Mountfichet, via Thaxted (morning tea/coffee stop) and cafe lunch in Saffron Walden. Good countryside and pleasant lanes to ride on, undulating rather than hilly. About 40-45 miles but we can adjust this one down or up on the day to suit the weather and the pace of the riders. Train fare £6-£12 depending on Groupsave tickets. If you don't want to eat in the tea shop and cafe then please bring along your own food and drink but you may find yourself sitting in the rain or a bus shelter!
Meet at Liverpool Street at 08.30 for the 08.53 train to Cambridge. Alternatively meet at Seven Sisters at 08.45 for the same train. It's not essential to tell us in to tell us in advance that you are coming along, but if you can do it is useful as we will look out for you and you are more likely to get included in a group for buying a cheap ticket.
There is a possibility to drop out after lunch - there are trains from Audley End station near Saffron Walden. However if you think you will want to do this please do not get into a group ticket purchase as if you aren't there in theory none of the group tickets will be valid for the return travel.
I will be at Liverpool Street and can be contacted on 07967 139491, Nick will be co-ordinating the Seven Sisters departure - contact him on 07973 416214 and/or e-mail me in advance
Upcoming rides & events
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Please note that for train assisted rides we often cannot publish times until about 2 weeks beforehand because of the need to check engineering works. Also sometimes our ride leaders do have to change dates/times/routes at reasonably short notice. Generally this website will be up to date and also details will be sent out to our email groups, but if in doubt contact the ride leader or our rides co-ordinator to check arrangements.