The core group have past membership of the Leicester Phoenix MCC in common. We may no longer burn with our old enthusiasm, but we retain a warm glow of affection for past times and old friends.
We share an easy-going nature that makes everyone welcome and our ranks are swelled by friends who have a similar outlook.
Here are our currently active Embers.
Our riding style is similarly easy-going. We spend a lot of the time walking up hills, chatting at the side of the road, posing for glamorous photos and eating bananas. Sometime we ride our bicycles.
This isn't a slimming regime due to our lunch stops. Nor is it a keep fit session. The best we can hope is that we are delaying decaying.
As Mush says ...
I'm not going over the hill without a fight
... and those hills are a fight!
Our rides are often circular. There are lots of options to take a short cut back if your legs are wobbly, your tyre is flat or the weather is less than perfect.
See all our rides since the start of 2015 mapped out across the East Midlands and beyond. Or freewheel through our photos since the beginning of 2014 with our cycling Slide Show.
If you don't fancy pedalling you can join our Motorcycle Reconnaissance Group or meet us at our lunch stop. Or sit back in your computer chair and set a route using our on‑line map.
This is how the Embers have progressed over the years. Left shows standard miles, right shows total number of participations.
Click the graph bars to go to the year index page: Click elsewhere on the graph to toggle a finer monthly view. Tooltips show values.
For a full tabulation of our miles, see our Embers Miles page.