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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13125 on: February 04, 2019, 01:59:00 pm »
When you say you have heard good things about it, are you referring to the 4.8km ride home ?

Some of it is up hill!

I will make enquiries, wait one...

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« Reply #13126 on: February 04, 2019, 02:14:16 pm »
When you say you have heard good things about it, are you referring to the 4.8km ride home ?

Some of it is up hill!

I will make enquiries, wait one...

I have had a communication from the Cross Keys at White Notley...

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Hi steve we have 3-4 real ales on at the moment we have Adnams Southwold, Doombar and Dirty Rucker next is Oscar Wilde and Here comes winter by Migjty Oak we will be open until you go home!! Seriously we normally close around 11pm - 11:30 thanks
Toni

Bollox, soz forgot to ask about Merlot  :'(

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« Reply #13127 on: February 04, 2019, 02:17:00 pm »
Just a thought for the coming weeks, what about a Colchester pub? It's years since we've visited one and there are many excellent choices.

For those too feeble to ride, the non cyclist/s are provided with several turn left opportunities to a train station :thumbsup:

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« Reply #13128 on: February 04, 2019, 02:19:00 pm »
When you say you have heard good things about it, are you referring to the 4.8km ride home ?

Some of it is up hill!

I will make enquiries, wait one...

I have had a communication from the Cross Keys at White Notley...

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Hi steve we have 3-4 real ales on at the moment we have Adnams Southwold, Doombar and Dirty Rucker next is Oscar Wilde and Here comes winter by Migjty Oak we will be open until you go home!! Seriously we normally close around 11pm - 11:30 thanks
Toni

Bollox, soz forgot to ask about Merlot  :'(

Sounds ok, just the same old roads though.

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13129 on: February 04, 2019, 02:20:40 pm »
Colchester pubs will be in short supply for so long as Jiber is in charge of the calendar  :P
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13130 on: February 04, 2019, 02:27:29 pm »
Haven't been to the Cross Keys since it changed hands in the last few months - should probably go and pay my respects, so I'm game if everyone else is?  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #13131 on: February 04, 2019, 02:35:04 pm »
Haven't been to the Cross Keys since it changed hands in the last few months - should probably go and pay my respects, so I'm game if everyone else is?  :thumbsup:

I feel an executive decision coming on.  Would anyone like to divest me of my powers before it's too late? 

BTW, I'm well up for a raid on Colchester.

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13132 on: February 04, 2019, 02:38:53 pm »
Two for the summer maybe as a bit further afield, but these are worth adding to the list if they're not on already?

Prince of Wales, Broxted
The Bell, Castle Hedingham

I know they're north of the A120 and therefore in bow and arrow country...

And maybe the Horse & Groom in Cornish Hall End, but I haven't been there.
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« Reply #13133 on: February 04, 2019, 02:43:42 pm »
... And maybe the Horse & Groom in Cornish Hall End, but I haven't been there.

Cornish Hall End sounds like an intriguing place, not somewhere I've heard of before.

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« Reply #13134 on: February 04, 2019, 02:56:33 pm »
As an aside, has it ever been a consideration to aim for an earlier start for the far flung places? So instead of a Spa Road departure at 7:30pm with an arrival of 9pm, leaving a smidgen earlier to arrive at 8:30pm, with the notional aim to depart on the return leg at 10:30pm?

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« Reply #13135 on: February 04, 2019, 02:59:29 pm »
It never has but there was a move to more miles less beer in 2015 that met with "mixed" results.

Josser's suggestions average out around the 60k each way mark for me which is about the same as hatfield broad oak.  I would be up for those lengths of rides during June/July.  We seemed to miss out a bit on using the lighter nights this year and last and it would be a shame to do so again.

Winter Wednesdays are for "central" locations and midsummer Wednesdays for going forrin and to far flung places.
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« Reply #13136 on: February 04, 2019, 03:01:50 pm »
... And maybe the Horse & Groom in Cornish Hall End, but I haven't been there.

Cornish Hall End sounds like an intriguing place, not somewhere I've heard of before.

That's the trouble when you keep turning left.

It used to be a decent pub. I have been past a few times recently, It's still open.


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« Reply #13137 on: February 04, 2019, 03:05:53 pm »
If you go back to post #1 in 2009 you’ll see the original concept was “more miles less beer” as back in those days we used to enjoy a Friday Night Ride to the Pub which was the opposite. I think it’s fair to say it was Oaky who fooked the original concept within about a month!

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« Reply #13138 on: February 04, 2019, 03:19:25 pm »
Josser's suggestions average out around the 60k each way mark for me which is about the same as hatfield broad oak.  I would be up for those lengths of rides during June/July.  We seemed to miss out a bit on using the lighter nights this year and last and it would be a shame to do so again.

Winter Wednesdays are for "central" locations and midsummer Wednesdays for going forrin and to far flung places.

I concur. If only we had a list of favourite pubs that are worthy of visiting, then we could tag them as 'summer' and 'winter'. Could still mix and match a bit, but would act as a guide for the planning department.

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13139 on: February 04, 2019, 05:24:23 pm »
Cross Keys is ok by me - I can revisit Dagnets Lane by night, for some more COR ...

More Miles, Less Beer for long summer nights: PBP 'training' - we have done the Bell at Castle Hedingham before, nice unspoilt pub I recall. Good pubs in Finchingfield and Bardfield too. We've made it to Forrin Parts/Suffolk Borders a few times, but I don't recall less beer though - Anchor, Nayland; Three Bottles, Yeldham ['mechanical mishap' caused a premature halt to an attempt to go Forrin] - there's lot of other good ones up that way, but would be a 40 - 55 mile round trip up that way from Witham.

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« Reply #13140 on: February 04, 2019, 05:28:24 pm »
If I might be so bold... EXECUTIVE DECISION ALERT...

We go to The Cross Keys at White Notley this Wednesday.  I think I am right in saying the most direct route is via TMNH.  Any voices of dissent?

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13141 on: February 04, 2019, 06:01:41 pm »
I’d like to go to the red lion at belchamp otten one day as well - another summer jaunt I think.

The north west essex camra website is worth a look see.

https://www.northwestessex.camra.org.uk/viewnode.php?id=7255
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« Reply #13142 on: February 04, 2019, 06:03:57 pm »
josser make a bid to be the new FORWARD PLANNING supremo  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #13143 on: February 04, 2019, 06:11:54 pm »
EGM on Wednesday then  :demon:

Do we have an official AGM?
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« Reply #13144 on: February 04, 2019, 06:14:26 pm »
josser make a bid to be the new FORWARD PLANNING supremo  :thumbsup:

With so many perks to the job, I can see jiberjaber fighting hard to retain the role though. Mind you, josser will bring some insider information, and no doubt will be able to get us discounted beverages as his contacts fight for the chance to host a MEMWNS event. Josser could become the Bernie Ecclestone of ACME.

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« Reply #13145 on: February 04, 2019, 06:25:45 pm »
EGM on Wednesday then  :demon:

Do we have an official AGM?

No but I think we should, the Chelmer do. They also have a dinner dance!

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13146 on: February 04, 2019, 06:32:52 pm »
I think jibber’s job is safe! Happy to remain in an advisory role...
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13147 on: February 04, 2019, 06:56:21 pm »
I’d like to go to the red lion at belchamp otten one day as well - another summer jaunt I think.

The north west essex camra website is worth a look see.

https://www.northwestessex.camra.org.uk/viewnode.php?id=7255

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13148 on: February 04, 2019, 07:05:18 pm »
We ought to have a bivi night up in Stragglershire this spring.

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« Reply #13149 on: February 04, 2019, 07:22:28 pm »
Good idea!