Well what a beautiful day for a ride around the Essex countryside!! I did the Essex Castles 50 today, my longest ride by far, I thought I'd try and stretch it out by riding to the start and then home afterwards this took me to 62.4 miles so I lost my 100km cherry too!! All in all a good morning in the saddle, in spite of the weather, I did look for a canoe at a couple of points due to the amount of localised flooding but generally a very enjoyable ride. I did get a lot of advice before the event from members of this forum, most of which was very useful so thanks for that. Now I must collapse on the couch in a big ball of ache.