Aug 4

Sunday 4th August

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Plenty of people out today and the numbers were evenly split between the 2 groups. 9 in our group so we decided to go to Cafe Allez. Out via Granby Lane, Langar, Colston Bassett then up to Harby and along Long Lane then a right to the climb up to Belvoir. The cafe was fairly busy but we all got served quite quickly. I go to this cafe so often that the owner recognised me! (2nd time this week, but it’s such a nice location on a sunny day). Back via Woolsthorpe and Muston, where we spotted Ed’s group still at the cafe, then back through Bottesford and Orston. Kev Savage snapped a spoke at Scarrington and had to call for a lift home as his wheel was too buckled to ride. I ended up with 43 miles at a healthy 16.2 average.

Ed Ward
Aug 4

Yes, we went to Muston after avoiding for a few years. Owner can be a bit grumpy. When he came to serve us the first thing he asked was if we all had cash. Said VC Flintham came last week and one only had a credit card (they don't take them) and promised to come back to pay - but hadn't yet!

We got served quickly and food was good and reasonably priced. Lovely place to sit out in the garden.

We got a very light shower coming back but not enough to wet anything.

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