Short News this week as I've been too busy having a good time to add much to the website. Can't see things being much easier before the New Year. Maybe one or two News Updates will be late or go AWOL. You're probably too busy to miss them anyway.
Eleven Embers out cycling this week. Pilgrims' progress took us from Grace Dieu Priory on a figure eight route to St Joseph's Tearoom near St Bernard Abbey.
Our secular section included meeting Bob Nash and Nick Reeves at the Bulls Head for lunch.
I suppose I could also mention that we wallowed through the Slough of Despond and had to man-handle muddy bikes over stiles as penance for our evil map-reading.
Just another reason there's no new reports this week. I spent all morning cleaning my bike.
We will be keeping out of the mud on Thursday, 20 December I hope! Starting from Lutterworth Sports Centre there is plenty of scope for reaching a pub without leaving tarmac roads. We have the prospects of a third carvery lunch in as many weeks. Join us for the ride, the food and the company.
Blow away your hang-over on Thursday, 27 December by bringing out your old bike or, maybe, the brand new one that Santa shoves down your chimney. We are meeting at Bosworth Heritage Centre at 10am.
If any of our winter rides are snowed up we will cancel or change to a cross country walk. Keep an eye on the website and Facebook but we need your mobile number for Wednesday evening/Thursday morning updates.
Hans Veenendaal isn't letting the festive season interfere with his industrious collation of European rallies. Over seventy more were added this week - early hours of this morning actually.
There are still a dozen rallies to go before the end of this year then you are into 2019 with 52 weekends to plan for. Heaven help your liver!
Time to pull some crackers!
What did the grape do when it got stepped on?
It gave out a little wine.
What is a vampire's favourite fruit?
A blood orange.
Where do ghosts go swimming?
The Dead Sea.
What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck?
A Christmas quacker.
What did one pig say to the other pig?
Will you be my pen pal?
What has 22 legs and 2 wings but cannot fly?
A football team.
How do snails keep their shells shiny?
They use snail varnish.
What kind of sandals do frogs wear?
Why are police officers so strong?
Because they hold up traffic.
Roland Potter doesn't swan off to the Bahamas during the MotoGP closed season. He has produced a full description of who is riding what for whom in 2019. Roland's report will be added just as soon as we sober up. Could be next year!