Mayclick for this month's league table
Marquess of Exeter, Lyddington
Honorary Ember Stuart Drage (past member of our brother club, Kettering & District MCC) came out to our rendezvous to greet us and promised to rejoin us for some rides again... maybe.
Stuart didn't know that we gather at the garden centre cafe so missed some of the nine riders. Velo John persuaded us to forsake our usual rides and head south for a change.
After a banana break, and a spot of Aprilia tyre-kicking, under the Welland Valley Viaduct, we made our way to our lunch stop where we were the only customers.
We then returned via Belton (and roads that Google Streetview has not yet discovered) until we divided to go east and west, three heading for Braunston and six across the fields to Manton.
Starting May with many Embers cycling miles between them.
Bulls Head, Thringstone
Six Embers could not think of an excuse not to ride this week. We rode from Thringstone to Staunton Harold for our banana break with coffee.
We then returned to the Bulls Head, being careful to avoid riding on the A512. After lunch riders headed home via Holy Joe's for tea and cake for dessert.
This week four riders claimed their Sunday ride in Norfolk, giving many Embers miles.
Bulls Head, Brinklow
Lots of Embers off on their jolly holidays this week. The home team, comprising six riders, started from Lutterworth and found their way to the Bulls Head for lunch. Their return included tea and cake at Palmers, Ullesthorpe.
Four Embers made up the away team and the claimed miles for their Tuesday ride to Cromer. (Adjudicators were Mick and Grahame on motorcycles who came for the fish'n'chips)
Counting many Home and Away teams, miles were claimed for the week.
Dirty Duck, Woolsthorpe
Seven Embers cycled a well worn route to the Dirty Duck. Dark clouds looked threatening all day, but we out-stared it.
After lunch Velo John led us back via Dove Cottage Tea Room where we were forced to eat cake.
Another good week when many Embers covered miles mostly cycling ... but walking up Pasture Lane hill.