Oct 22, 2018

Sunday 21st October


Edited: Oct 22, 2018

Another warm sunny day brought 19 riders out. Jake punctured in East Bridgford and had 2 faulty spare tubes so i gave him one of mine. After a 20 minute stop we got underway. Out to Woolsthorpe and along the ridge, we were originally heading for Hickling, but changed to the Fishing Lakes as time was getting on. We managed to lose Jake on the top road and he went to Hickling. A 40 minute stop and we were off again, back through Hickling and Kinoulton the group splintered coming into Crowell Butler with some pressure being applied at the front, but groups formed and I think everyone got back ok. A good day out and a 190 mile week for me. I managed 42 miles at 16.2 average.

Ed Ward
Oct 22, 2018

It looked like a good day for a ride and plenty of riders. I was too tired to go out, unfortunately - though I couldn't have gone that far anyway.

120 miles this week but all slow.

Oct 22, 2018

Could have had a slower group as one or two struggled with the pace, esp on the way back.

Ed Ward
Oct 22, 2018

Yes, with 19 riders it can get a bit unwieldy and difficult to keep together.

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