Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Club Run 16.03.08

A soggy one today along with blustery strong winds coming from the north west...a collective softer option was taken to make the route shorter and take it easier. Dave, Eleanor, Alan, Keir & Oliver made up the reasonably heroic quintet to travel to destination Secret Nuclear Bunker at Kelvedon Hatch in Essex. http://www.secretnuclearbunker.com/
Our trail passed Woodford, Chigwell, Stapleford Abbotts, and Navestock, on the way we covered the course and start line of the TEE/Beacontree Wheelers 10m time trials on Friday evenings starting 4th April - the course looks mostly flat and fast but it does bend & turn with four slow corners to take.
In between holding onto hats, bars and the wiping of wet hair from eyes it was possible to see the new lime green hawthorn leaf sprouts and little birds flying faster than normal in the brisk winds.
At the nuclear bunker we went below to duck and cover (of course) in the canteen. Inside it was like a warren, with men busy carrying trays of rolls on industrial trolleys and others guarding the honesty money boxes. A ringer set for a 1960's Dr. Who film or what! The tanoy system frequently called upon the services of specialist staff to do their duty in scary times.
After taking hot drinks & our radioactive snacks we saddled up and rolled out before posing for a Dr. Strangelove style photo shoot astride the decommissioned mini missile parked outside – it had to be done hehe.

On the way back Dave & Keir did an additional loop around Toot Hill before rejoining the groupetto in Woodford. Today was a first for a CCH club run in that the same group arrived as the one that departed from the Ice Rink. Nice one!
Distance 40m


***NEWS FLASH*** John Dove is now the official CCH qualified 1st aider...he said that he'd be bringing his de-fib gear for next Sundays ride...thank you John!


  1. Wheres the pictures then? Or are they classified.

  2. boris was ill btw... haven't been on my bike for over a week just surfaced out of bed today.

    the bunker is cool (been before) well worth the visit

    see you guys soon health pending.



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