2024 Cycling

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Queens Head, Billesdon

Seven Embers this week, guided by Velo John on a new route that included crossing fields and climbing Billesdon Coplow.

On reaching the Queens Head in Billesdon, John was forgiven. Thankfully there was a flatter and shorter route back by way of Rearsby with refreshments at Beardlseys Tearoom.

This week many Embers cycled miles between them.

Gynsills Farm, Glenfield

Ten Embers gathered at the Royal Oak in Kirby Muxloe — starting the day on the right foot wheel. Ricardo led the way from the back, directing us along the track from Anstey to Cropston, with a view of Bradgate Park across the reservoir.

We circled back to Gynsills Farm at Glenfield for a carvery. That kept our after-lunch ride short in case the forecast rain arrived. But we finished the day dry.

A leisurely ride with many Embers. Distance covered this week totalled miles.

Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton

I can empathise with Quasimodo but am crying “The Hills, The Hills”. Good new route, so thanks VJ, interesting coffee stop at Harley Equestrian and a nice pub The Wharf Inn at Fenny Compton.

I did not like the £13 charge to get to Canons Ashby coffee shop though.

- Simon Over

At last just maybe Summer as arrived.Embers cycling further afield so local ride for me. Thanks Graham for your company.

- Peter Wright

This week many Embers cycled locally and in Northants, covering miles.

Olde Cheshire Cheese, Longnor

It was good to get back to Hartington except for the roadworks in Ashbourne. We headed up the Tissington trail and then jinked across to Longnor for lunch at the Olde Cheshire Cheese pub.

The return journey certainly got the legs going with a steep hill that had most of us walking at some point. All told we did 1170ft of ascent in the day and most of it felt like that one steep hill. A last stop at the Blueberry Kiosk in Parsley Hay provided a much needed coffee.

- Simon Over

This week many Embers cycled miles between them.

July adventures start here.