2022 Cycling

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Brampton Halt, Chapel Brampton

Seven Embers set off from Market Harborough and avoided the tunnels, as planned,. That meant picking up the Brampton Way further south.

Brampton Halt was busy because of the Spring Bank Holiday/Platinum Jubilee but we found a table and were served quickly. Our return route was up hills we had forgotten since we last took this route in September 2016. We will try to forget them again!.

This week many Embers cycled miles between them.

Appleby Inn, Appleby Parva

Ten Embers followed Simon on some new roads in a big loop west and north. Mercifully fewer hills than last week, except for the climb up Appleby Hill from Austrey.

From the top of the hill we freewheeled down for lunch at the Appleby Inn. Afterwards, a ride back for tea and cake at Sutton Wharf.

This week many riders did miles in their quest for cake.

Malt Shovel, Shardlow

We have marked it on the calendar: Today was summer 2022. Probably back to cold and wet now.

Nine Embers cycled in the dappled shade of the Cloud Trail to Derby, pausing at Swarkestone Lock for our banana break.

We then returned via the Malt Shovel at Shardlow for lunch, and Aston-on-Trent Post Office for ice creams before picking up the Cloud Trail again, back to base.

Two other pairs of Embers qualified for miles and made up many Embers out this week. Grand total of miles, all told.

Grainstore Brewery, Oakham

The promise of a warm day persuaded us to keep the miles low, cycling in the shade of trees on the route around Rutland Water.

We arrived at the Grainstore Brewery, Oakham as it began to rain and didn't come out again until it stopped. The day was then much cooler for the ride back to Manton.

Taking it easy were many Embers who cycled miles.

Toby Carvery, Binley

Eight Embers set off from Lutterworth at 10am and headed straight for Rebecca's Cafe at Malt Kiln Farm Shop. After refreshments we continued to the Toby Carvery at Binley.

Our return route took us through Binley Woods to Coombe Park to retrace our outward journey to Stretton under Fosse. Then through Monks Kirby and Claybrook Parva and Palmers of Ullesthorpe for more refreshments. From there the group split up to take different roads home.

Just many Embers, dodging showers, cycled miles.

A taste of summer, at last.