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Black Bull, Market Overton
There were twelve Embers starting August with a ride east from Melton. Velo John took us on a route that would be muddy in any other season.
The route brought us out close to Market Overton and a pub we hadn't tried until now. We then returned via the Windmill at Wymondham where we paused for refreshements. Then back to Melton for more...
In the first week of the new month, many riders cycled miles on various routes.
Abbey Park Pavilion
Another scorching day so we decided to cycle locally in the early morning to avoid the midday sun. Mick, Ian and Grahame, who were heading south, met Carol, Tim and Ben at Bede Park. With time in hand before the Pavilion opened we detoured to the Great Central Railway Station to inspect the restoration. The building has been put to good use and we were especially drawn to the (upstairs) ice cream van which does not dispense Mr Whippys!
We then continued to Abbey Park where Dave Parry and Derek Jordan were already sitting on the shady side of the Pavilion. The ice creams were very welcome but, despite their delicious flavours, we came away with a decidedly bitter taste in our mouths; a thief had cut a cable and stolen Ians bicycle.
This week many riders were permitted to take an early banana break and individual miles count. We therefore sweated miles (estimated).
The route of our latest ride is shown on the index page map as a blue line.
Thursday 18 August
East Carlton Park
LE16 8YA 52.4956N 0.7745W
A possible route from here is shown on the index page map as a pink line.
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