Tiptree Jam Factory Ride 3
Train to Colchester, cycle to Brightlingsea for lunch then ferry over to Mersea Island. Two options then to Tiptree - longer route (~47 miles) via Tollesbury and a shorter more direct route (~37 miles) to Tiptree. All meet up for tea at the famous Wilkins jam factory, museum and shop. Finally a short ride then down the country lanes back to the train at Witham.
Mostly on road or surfaced cycle paths, suitable for all bikes, but not really any drop out points.
Meet at Liverpool Street station at 09.10 to catch either the 09.30 or 09.32 train (some on each). You can also pick up the 09.32 at Stratford but not the 09.30 (unless you have a folding bike) as we will have all the bike spaces filled! Cost for train ticket between £9 and £18 depending on Group Save or Network Card deal, also £3 for ferry. We expect to arrive back in London around 18.45 to 19.30 but cannot guarantee a time.
Please do let me know if you are planning to come along on this ride, ferry capacity is limited and priority will be given to those who contacted me in advance. If you want someone to ride to the station with contact me and we will try to arrange something.
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