It's been a bit of a nightmare trying to get routes together this week as there are so many roadworks and resurfacing jobs taking place at the moment. Thanks to Roland for trying repeatedly to get something together for the B-group, but I think we're going to go with an edited version of a long route that David & Barnaby are using instead.
This is the proposed B group route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21787862
That's about 55 miles to and from the town hall. It wasn't designed with a cafe stop in mind, but I believe there's a cafe at Hatfield Heath and/or it should be possible to find something in Ongar if people are looking for somewhere to stop.
For those looking to go even further, this David & Barnaby's route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21728596
That is 71 miles to/from The Castle, so more like 75 to/from the Town Hall. These routes diverge around Hatfield Heath at about 22 miles.
For anybody looking to plan something else at this late stage, we've been referring to these two websites to try to work out what's going on with the roads:
Various people have been asking about the second pick up this week. As I understand it, NOBODY will be going via High Beach this week (as the roads around there are a nightmare at the moment), but groups should be calling at The Castle. If we leave the Town Hall bang on 9:00 we would be at The Castle by 9:10. More realistically, we would probably be picking up from there around 9:20, but if you're planning to meet there it would be safer to be early and wait for a bit if necessary.
I don't know if the C/Social group will be using the B-group route, but I will tell them to go via The Castle in case there are people there.