2021 Cycling

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Red Lion, Huncote

A quick ride round familiar roads and a visit to Mallory Park to recall old glories.

The many Embers who cycled this week covered miles between them.

Abbey Park Pavilion

A short ride to avoid threatened thunderstorms. Time for a chat with refreshments at a central location before making various ways home.

All together many Embers cycled miles after the four Suffolk Punks improved their best daily total with a ride to Lavenham.

Red Lion, Market Bosworth

An easy ride in the Autumn sunshine. Three Embers cycled from home, Grahame, Simon and myself, meeting Mick P & Ian B at Desford, starting with a down hill ride to Sutton Cheney. The cafe was very busy, with cyclists.

I also saw a friend and his wife who are now living on a canal boat. Ian and I had a guided tour. It was superb. Rob had designed the boat. With coffee and the boat tour, we were a little late starting the cycling.

It was then a quick ride on the quiet country lanes to Market Bosworth for lunch at the Red Lion. We then put few more miles under our saddles back to Desford. No moans or groans, so good day out.

- Richard Sleath

The Suffolk Punks did a thirsty ride to Bury St Edmunds, Derek Jordan and Velo John went north, so many Embers who cycled this week covered miles.

Dirty Duck, Woolsthorpe

The nine Embers riding from Melton were denied their ploughmans lunch at the Belvois Alehouse, Old Dalby, which is now permanently closed. But we were refreshed with good food and beer at the Dirty Duck. We needed it after climbing hills in the Vale of Belvoir.

With Eastern Group cycling along Derbyshire lanes, this week many Embers did miles counting only their thirsty rides.

Local and Nearby

Plans abandoned this week due to a) holidays b) sickies c) grandparent duties e) awful weather f) petrol famine etc etc. Embers made their own arrangements for local rides, dodging showers on available days.

Well done to the many Embers who cycled this week. Their combined best days came to miles. By adding a few stray rides to previous weeks we topped 2k this month!

Cooling off in October.