2021 Cycling

Novemberclick for this month's league table

Royal Horseshoes, Waltham on the Wolds

The main group of eleven Embers set out from Melton Country Park and cycled east along the Eye valley to Wymonham. Then turned north and climbed to Waltham on the Wolds for lunch at the Royal Hoeseshoes.

Even though the main group took the short run back to Melton, the many Embers who cycled this week covered miles between them.

Wheel and Compass, Weston by Welland

Twelve Embers gathered at Kibworth, welcoming back John Ashworth and Derek Jordan. They set a cracking pace on the way through the Langtons and Hallaton on the way to the Wheel and Compass, There was a brief pause along the road for a one minute silence to honour the sacrifice of many young me who gave their lives so that us old soaks are free to eat cake.

The many Embers' contributed miles towards November's total.

The Dirty Dozen, left to right: Ben Crossley, Derek Jordan, Carol Homa, Grahame Billington, Simon Over, Richard Clark, Ian Jacques, Tim Wicks, John Muschialli, Ian Bower, Richard Sleath and John Ashworth.

Wheatsheaf, Thurcaston

An excellent ride. Richard Sleath led us on new tracks through autumn colours, round Cropston and Swithland reservoirs to the Wheatsheaf at Thurcaston.

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

Elms, Lutterworth

Ten Embers ventured out from Cosby on a dry and bright but chilly day. With a banana break in Gilmorton and puncture between Kimcote and North Kilworth, we took a shortcut back to Walcote to make sure of reaching the Elms in time for a hearty carvery.

Our day was topped and tailed by refreshements at the cafe in the Nook at Cosby. The many Embers (including Mick Perry, who rode alone) cycled miles this week.

Embers are always ready to have fun. Put your pointer over the slide.

Hoping for warm pubs in December.