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CC Ashwell 'Three Cafes' Classic, Friday 20 March 2020, 8.30am

edited January 15 in General

Hi all

CCA's first Classic of 2020... The 3 Cafes ride.

All welcome - CCA members or not. If you fancy it, please ensure you are self-sufficient in terms of food, drink, cash and navigation: in case you need to find an alternative way back.

Friday 20th March, 8.30am, Rhubarb & Mustard, Ashwell.

The route is as per last year;

The Full English route is 118 miles mostly in Suffolk. The pace is the same as the Wells 123 Classic, all-inclusive club run styley. 15-17mph average. It'll be a full day and note sunset is around 6pm on that day. So bring lights. This distance, early on the year, with the chance of bad weather, are just the sort of conditions the pro riders take on every Spring. Partly with that in mind - and to be inclusive to all members, there's an alternative version;

The Continental route ticks off two of the cafes and is approx 60 miles total to Bury St Edmunds station, for a relaxing train ride back to Ashwell via Cambridge station.

The roads and lanes are a bit tighter in Suffolk at times. It requires a little more single file here and there. Treat it as an opportunity to prove your group riding skills. And there is a small section [2.5 miles] of A-road around Highpoint Prison. Later, Saffron can be a bit heavy in traffic by the time we get there. As ever, we will do whatever we need to do to stay safe.

Cafe 1
The Blue Egg
35 miles
A bike ride magnet. Top quality food. Super slick, quick service.

Cafe 2
Maglia Rosso
62 miles
This marks out the furthest point of the ride and is a bit of a mecca for cycling cafe hunters, complete with converted pub garden into a cyclo-cross track.

Cafe 3
93 miles
Saffron Walden's trendy cycling cafe. Note: they only do cards here, no cash any more.

I will pre-order lunch at Maglia Rosso. I will ask for your choices closer to the day.

See you in Spring!

PS The Wells 123 classic this year is Friday 4 September 2020.


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