2018 Cycling

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Hatton Arms, Hatton Locks

An army of eleven Embers surged from Kenilworth Castle across the local fields. Luckily the ground was firm and dry otherwise it could have been a mud bath all the way to the Hatton Arms where we had our lunch.

Our return route took us east along the canal to the edge of Warwick and then back to retrace our cross country route from where we had our earlier banana break. We soon reached The King's Table Cafe for our obligatory coffee and cakes.

Unicorns Head, Langar

With the rump of the Embers off motorcycling on the Continent, there were only five Embers cycling in the wind this week. Our pace was more measured than usual. Mush suggested we were less like Phoenix Embers and more like ashes. Never-the-less we did make it to the Unicorns Head in Langar where we were rewarded with an excellent lunch.

Our route back swung us into the wind for awhile so we rested at Radcliffe on Trent for coffee and cake at Piano Bistro, then we turned home to have a following wind back to Gunthorpe Bridge.

Bell Inn, Little Addington

Five Embers started from Thrapston where we were met by Stuart Drage and Sue Pringle to checked our passports. Pleased to hear that Russ Pringle has recovered well after last year's stroke.

Then, with visas in order and inoculations up-to-date, we set off down the disused railway track alongside the River Nene.

Approaching lunchtime we branched off through Irthlingborough and then north to the Bell Inn at Little Addington where the buffet lunch tasted every bit as good as it looked.

We couldn't find any muddy tracks to follow so we took a leisurely ride back to Thrapston for coffee and cake at the Cafe at No34. If anyone asks, we'll swear we did sixty miles today.

Brewery Tap, Burton on Trent

Eight Embers out on a sunny summer day. We were glad to find shade wherever we could, especially inside the Brewery Tap at the National Brewery Centre in Burton on Trent.

Just sit back and enjoy the music.

Derek Jordan's birthday drinks were sweated out on the way back. Fortunately the cycle track back to Donisthorpe is shaded by foliage.

Continue with our July adventures.