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COVID-19, Week 16
North Group headed west through Rothley, Cropston through Bradgate to Beacon Hill, Quorn, Barrow on Soar to Sileby for coffee and cake at Richard Clark's house. Only got a little wet in the 26 miles.
South Group had an excellent 45 mile trip. Well organised by Richard Sleath including a quiz! Sunshine and showers but happy faces all the way.
Bob and Ben saved their riding until the last minute to take advantage of the sunshine on Sunday. Ben kept within the Red Area and went for a spin round Watermead Park, trying to keep up with Derek Foster.
First week of July with many Embers cycling miles.
- Mick Ayriss and Mick Perry
COVID-19, Week 17
North and South Groups braved the rain to cover a remarkable number of miles on Thursday. They deserved their tea and biscuits.
Excellent week with many riders adding to our miles.
COVID-19, Week 18
Better weather, especially if, like one or two Embers, you saved your cycling until Friday. North and South Groups rode on Thursday and sniffed out a few watering holes for refreshments along the way.
Fewer pictures this week and only from the regular photographers. There were many riders covering miles.
COVID-19, Week 19
North and South Groups kept to six or less riders at two or more metres and cycled to the Deer Barn on Bradgate Park.
Neutral ground to settle turf wars with buns and bananas.
First chance for a group photo since March. We carefully spaced ourselves in a grid formation to make us look closer than we were.
Left to right: Standing - Richard Clark, Mick Ayriss, Grahame Billington, Simon Over, Peter Wright, Bob Nash, Ian Bower, Richard Sleath. Kneeling - Mick Perry, Ben Crossley. (roll your mouse wheel)
North Group then continued west to shout down Glenfield Tunnel. South Group travelled east to meet Mush who was out in his classic Triumph.
Tim Wicks cycled alone this week (unless he can pull in another ride before Monday). We also had Derek Jordan joining John Ashworth as a formative East Group exploring new routes in the Stamford area.
While discovering cafés and between picnics many Embers cycled miles.
COVID-19, Week 20
Summer came upon us with a rush. South Group fielded two parties four riders and three riders carefully distanced but surprisingly following the same route and taking breaks in Saddington and at Foxton Locks at the same time. How weird is that?
North Group consisting of four dedicated Embers took the roads to Tugby with break at Café Ventoux.
Brilliant weather encouraged many Embers to ride miles.