It was a damp but mild day on 12th January when Richard led a group of six on a lovely country route from McDees Harlow/M11 and up to Dents farm shop off the A10 at Hilgay, for a nice bit of lunch. We returned on different roads and back through Newmarket and Claire before afternoon tea and scones at Tarka's cafe, Baythorne. We finished with one of our regular routes through Finchingfield, Dunmow and Ongar. It was a day for sharpening our skills with a brisk pace and about 160 miles of damp challenging roads. A great day out.