2015 Cycling

Augustclick for this month's league table

Royal Oak, Hurdlow

After a quick fettle of the bicycle that Dave was riding, six Embers set off from Ashbourne along the Tissington Trail on a damp and cool August day.

Nick had set off from Tissington and, when we caught up with him at Parsley Hay, that made seven for lunch at the Royal Oak at Hurdlow.

On the way back it was mostly down hill so we couldn't warm up after ice creams at Parsley Hay.

Roll your mousewheel to zoom in on Derek Jordan, Ben Crossley, John Ashworth, Dave Parry, Richard Clark, Nick Reeves and Peter Wright.

It wasn't until after hot drinks at Tissington that the sunshine finally broke through.

Snitterfield Arms

Despite a depressing weather forecast, nine Embers set off into the wilds of Warwickshire. We could have plotted our route on a map by using a hedgehog as a template.

Eventually we found our way to the Snitterfield Arms and, like the weather, we struck lucky. We enjoyed lunch while the forecast shower wet our bikes.

Our route back took us to Hatton Locks Cafe for cake and then returning to Kenilworth on the Millennium Way to the castle.

Burton House, Boston

Eight Embers riding on a cloudy but warm day. Starting from Kirkstead Bridge and heading for Boston.

Some of these roads are straight as a die for miles. North Forty Foot Bank 4¼ miles (with a banana break in the middle).

We were joined at Burton House by Mick Ayriss on his BMW and then returned via Coningsby and Woodhall Spa, which was closed.

Trent Lock, Sawley

Our last ride in August was changed to a Friday to avoid showers. We did have one downpour but it was while we were in the pub!

At Trent Lock we were joined by Peter Wright and Paul Draycott on their motorcycles

The photo above is another that you can zoom into by rolling your mouse wheel.

Our route back was via the Erewash and turned into a real adventure, including becoming completely lost in the Nottingham suburbs. But we did get back to Holme Pierrepont in time for coffee.

Continue our adventures in September