The next Friends of The Bike Show ride will be on 14 April 2012 – an “Oyster Run” to Mersea Island.
Morning trains from Liverpool Street take just over half an hour to get to Chelmsford. From there we’ll ride on quiet back lanes through rural Essex to Mersea Island. A lunch of oysters and other shellfish at The Company Shed (bring own bread and wine, and possibly an oyster knife if we go for a picnic option because it’s busy inside). Suitably refreshed, it’s just a short ride across the island to the Mersea Stone where the brave might take a dip in the salt sea before heading back up the River Colne to Colchester and a return train to London.
The ride will be at a leisurely pace and in the region of 45-50 miles.
With Group Save tickets or Network Railcards the train journey will cost about £13-15 per person for the round-trip.
Photo credit: Andreas-photography
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