2023 Cycling

Novemberclick for this month's league table

Red Lion, Huncote

Bit of a shorter ride than usual so we could miss the start of the latest storm. Occasionally rain and flooded roads didn't deter us. Lunch at Red Lion, Huncote, then off our various ways home.

- Peter

Despite the wet weather it was good to get out today. Ten embers braved the storm and just got a little damp. Hats off to Grahame for cycling 16 miles to Huncote and 16 miles back to Syston plus the joint ride. The Red Lion did us proud with a pre-order keeping them happy and the coffee break at Burbage common went down well.

- Simon

Good ride Friday with Ian J and Dave. Lots of sunshine, shame we missed the rain. Lol. Watermead flooded, coffee in Bradgate park, lunch Quorn Station and coffee in Birstall.

- Ian B

In spite of Storm CiarĂ¡n, many Embers cycled miles between them.

Royal Oak, Great Dalby

Today you could feel winter coming on. Thank goodness for layers. A good day out led by VJ to Great Dalby and the Royal Oak.

After lunch at the Royal Oak in Great Dalby, some Embers stopped off at The Larder Cafe at Burrough Court for tea.

- Grahame

This week many Embers cycled miles between them.

Railway Inn, Glenfield

Retraced a Covid period route today down to Rugby then across to North Kilworth and back home. As usual the forecast was wrong as there was no rain at all. Just one photo taken in Swinford.

- Simon

Rain free but misty miles around the Vale of Belvoir. Good pub, food and beer at the Plough Inn at Stathern, only drawback was the TV hill on the return to Melton!

- Velo John

The secret is out. Photos shows how we warm up before our cycle rides. Swapped our usual Thursday ride to Friday to enjoy better weather. Rode into part of Leicester not visited by some Embers for years.

- Peter

It was better weather in Friday when eight Embers were led by Dave and Peter through Braunston Park and Western Park to lunch in GLenfield.

Here and there on different days, many Embers covered miles.

Old Red Lion, Welham

Nine Embers on the ride from Houghton-on-the-Hill on a brilliantly sunny morning. We soon warmed up on the many hills that Derek chose for us to walk up. We made our way to the Old Red Lion at Welham and by the time we rolled out the clouds had rolled over.

With cafe stops both morning and afternoon, we were lucky to get back to Houghton with the last of the light and in drizzle.

This week many Embers cycled miles between them.

Shires Inn, Peatling Parva

Ten Embers assembled at the Old Grammar School in Kibworth for lessons on how to keep warm and cheerful on a frosty morning. We began at Kibworth Deli and made our way through Fleckney, pausing for repairs to a broken chain. Our banana break was in Arnesby where the Cock Inn stood less than twenty years ago.

Some roads were still icy so we took our time riding to the Shires Inn where we tucked into hearty lunches. Then a short ride back to base via the Toast Office for more hot drinks.

On our fifth and final cycling day in November many Embers cycled miles.

Let the festivities commence.