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.
a day ago
Not many out today, perhaps due to the cold weather. Only 5 in our easy group and we headed for Hickling via Orston, Elton, Barkestone and Harby. Martin hit a new pothole near Orston, but we were quickly back on the road after fixing the puncture. A nice ride in the Autumn sunshine though it was cold - around 5 degrees C with a keen SE wind.