Sunday was all about the CTC Club Run.
And that’s about yer lot.
It also happened to be the anniversary ride of the Colchester CTC.
I speculated with Anna the night before about how many years the club has been rolling out each Sunday morning around NE Essex.
She volunteered the answer of 70 years.
Close – but no cigar.
This was the sixth anniversary of the club.
I was a little surprised as well.
We rolled out of Leisure World after 9am. I knew the two feeding station: Abberton, and Earls Colne.
The rest was joining up the dots.
It was a decent ride taking in some very quiet lanes. The bushes and trees were heavy with deep summer growth. Some wild cherries were offered up as elevenses.
Luncheon was taken at a golf club.
I politely excused myself and ate the home made sarnies out in the car park.
I then almost dozed off with another 30km or so back to base.
The forecast was for light rain mid-afternoon. I wanted to be back before any of this beastliness.
A bit of a breakaway formed with one of the younger CTC saps.
The younger CTC sap was around 55…
I made it home, tired, dirty but smiling.
I showered, and then had an odd work shift commitment to fulfil.
Anna returned from silly golf. We watched a bit of Glasto, and then caught up with the England t20.
Very, very tired, Comrades.