To TA East local members and friends
From Ferg Muir

A final prompt to encourage members and friends to join in on our day of SEA VIEWS in the SHOTLEY PENINSULAR this SATURDAY 13th JULY.
Meet for coffee at Suffolk Food Hall Cafe, Wherstead overlooking the Orwell Bridge
Grid Ref TM166408 Postcode IP9 2AB.

If riding out of Ipswich on the A137, take the B1456 at the roundabout by the Oyster Reach eating house.
The turning to the Suffolk Food Hall is on the right, just after you pass underneath the Orwell Bridge.
Note there is no junction with the A12, 100 feet above you!

I guess the core time I expect us to be at Wherstead is 10.45-11.15am

Then it is about nine miles to lunch – with some handsome views of the Orwell and Stour estuaries. Lunch is at the Shipwreck PH , Shotley Gate, which is at the extreme northern end of the Shotley waterfront with a spectacular prospect of Harwich harbour. The pub is a modern building right in the marina. TM156354, IP9 2RY. If all goes well I expect we will be in the area of The Shipwreck (perhaps admiring the view) soon after 12.15.

A correction regarding our August Meet – I got a bit tangled over Gordon & Gloria’s address:
Here is the proper version. You may wish to make hand revision to the forthcoming Gazette :

Saturday August 10th East Meet at Stondon Massey, Essex Meet 10am at
8 TIPPS CROSS MEAD, HOOK END, CM15 0HS Grid ref TL589000 for coffee & cake, courtesy of Gordon & Gloria. Run, with fords if wet, to Lunch at Stondon Massey Bricklayers Arms CM15 0EQ Grid Ref TL582007

It was good to meet Barry Charlton the day after he set his new 25 mile trike competition record on the Newmarket Bypass course. His time was 53:37, done in the late afternoon. Less than twenty-four hours later he was cheerfully riding the Godric 50 – this time on his bike.

And finally…..
I was amused by this lament for York Rally, by someone who had never been – written on the yacf website:

So I will never have been to a York Rally. This means that no matter how leathery my skin, no matter how faded and patched my Carradice or hammock-like my Brooks, no matter that I always wear Tudor Sport plus fours and a checked shirt, I can never claim to be a traditional, British cyclist. 

Hope to see you on Saturday
Ferg Muir 01603 615000 fergusmuir@btinternet.com 


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