North London Branch Brave the Weather

On 5th December four of our Branch decided to brave the poor weather forecast and go for a shortish Ride. I met Richard, Robin and Chris (on his first Ride with us - welcome!) at McDees near Harlow. We went one stop up the M11 and then went via Saffron Walden, Steeple Bumstead (Tee Hee!..) and Clare before reaching Wally's Shed cafe. We have not been here for a while and the steak pie was its usual very high standard. We then drove through Sudbury and Sible Heddingham to Finchingfield. We had thought about stopping here but it was too soon after lunch, so we pressed on. It's the first time I have never seen any other bikes there! Home was via Dunmow. The forecasted weather was accurate but we all enjoyed the Ride and get together despite the rather inclement conditions. The route was nice and is a summer favourite.