Saturday 2nd May 2015
We’re kicking off our packed Bank Holiday Weekend with a ride of substance. Four counties, mixed landscapes and a full day in the saddle taking in the beauty of East Anglia.
Colchester – Swaffham – Colchester (283km) – https://www.strava.com/clubs/110216/group_events/26485
We’ve been leading up to this ride since the start of the year. Diaries marked for what is set to be a highlight of 2015. Rolling hills, Fenland and endless sprawling countryside… All while pedalling. Leaving Velo! at 7am on Saturday the 2nd May, this unsupported club run winds its way north to the market town of Swaffham in Norfolk before an about turn and a beeline for the Essex Village of Wivenhoe on the banks of the river Colne, 133km to the south. The finish line is the Black Buoy Pubs Annual beer festival for a well deserved pint. With any luck you can join us on the ride, but if not, perhaps join us at the end to help us celebrate what is sure to be a brilliant day on the bike.
Sunday 3rd May 2015
A quick breakdown of Sunday and all that we have going on…
10.30am – 45km Sunday Club Ride:
Following the grand Colchester-Swaffham-Colchester (CSC), we will be running a short ride on Sunday. A spin for those who cannot make Saturday, but also as a recovery ride for those who rode the CSC and need to loosen the legs. 10am for coffee before a 10.30am roll out.
3pm -5pm – Tour de Yorkshire:
Following the ride, get yourself home, cleaned up and head back to Colchester. Our good friends at Velo will be showing the final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire on their big screen. A great opportunity to watch Sir Bradley Wiggins on his first competitive stage race with new outfit Team Wiggo. Snacks and refreshments will also be available for those who maybe thirsty.
6pm Onwards – Drink at Three Wise Monkeys:
To round out proceedings, we would like to share a drink with club sponsor, Three Wise Monkeys. A bar that is close to our heart, with a shared interest in beer! 20 beers on tap and many more bottled, a great opportunity for the ColVelo beer connoisseurs to get stuck into some rare ales. Read more using their link below:
If you can make some of it, or all of it, we would welcome your support.
We hope to see you this coming weekend for some bike and beer fun.