Jul 5, 2018



Pauline fancied a short on wed 4th and we saw Eds group out near Cropwell Butler with Woody on the back, there was enough in that group to help with the 10 on Saturday-------------see you there Woody.

How do you get back to Gunthorpe avoiding Saxondale island?

Into saxondale and oatfield lane?---------wing nut

Jul 5, 2018Edited: Jul 5, 2018

Looking at Ed and Mary's Strava, they went through Cropwell Butler, then Henson Lane to Saxondale and Oatfield Lane to Shelford. That's the standard way back from Hickling.


Jim - you should join Strava and follow us all. Then you can see what we are all up to. There is no secret training any more!

Ed Ward
Jul 6, 2018

That group was the smaller of 2 formed from the "Easy Group". There was also a "medium" group that went to Fulbeck, an "easy, easy" group to Harby and a fast group that went somewhere else!


There must have been over 50 riders at the start (not all members).


Jim, good to see you and Pauline out for a ride.

Jul 6, 2018

Trev when I master my SatnavI will try strava but at the momentI am only about 80% sure of what I am doing,it certainly is helping to keep my brain going.My son says I am doing well.

I have done one proper run relying on it of about 70 miles a week ago.So I am definitly getting somewhere with it but of course I have got to get anywhere with it.Pauline is a good navigator but the objective is when driving a known route and getting diverted(which happens more and more) I can just use the device to get me to my destination.

THANK YOU and Ed for your comments.wing nut

Ed Ward
Jul 6, 2018

I never navigate by Strava, Garmin or Satnav. You can look at maps showing where your own rides and where others have been .


At the bottom of the Home Page of our website you can see recent activity and click on to see maps of their routes - and speeds, climbs, heart rates, power, if available (and if of interest!).

I find it interesting when riders tour, or ride abroad, to see where they have been. Then I can reminisce about what I used to do!

Jul 7, 2018

Like you Ed I was brought up on maps originally ESSO road maps that did not have Railways on it.Since coming to notts I have learnt just about all the roads on a 35mile rad north ,east, south of Bingham did not go much west as Nottingham is in the way.At the age of about 14 a half decent bike made out of parts from the local tip meant FREEDOM and an ability to solve problems and keep it on the road.Probably why i became an engineer(and ironically know as the skip rat or"stig of the dump")--------jim

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