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Satnav
Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:56 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 04 Jun 2007 Posts: 883
Meet: Former Lime Kiln now Little People's Nursery,

Time:
Group 1 ???
Group 2 9.00am for 9.15am start - circa 17.5mph

Leaders:
Group 1: ??
Group 2: ?? - Sat-Nav

Cafe: Wymondham Windmill (31 miles - 11.15am)

NOTE THE MEET TIME IS 9am FOR 9.15am DEPARTURE

This weeks adventure takes us out to Belvoir Castle, Woolsthorpe and Harston before Knipton, Branston, up the Club Hill climb Hill, a short section on the A607 to the edge of Waltham. We then go across to Stonesby and Sproxton before South to Buckminster and Sewstern before West to the cafe 31 miles 11.15am

Return is 22 miles, via Freeby, Waltham, Scalford, top of the Vale and down into Long Clawson before returning via Hickling and Kinoulton. Total 53 miles lumpy miles returning to the Lime Kiln around 1.30pm


The strava Link is:

https://www.strava.com/routes/16680492
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StewartB
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:46 am Reply with quote
Joined: 25 Feb 2016 Posts: 100
Lou and I can't make it this week as we are in Scotland.

General reminder to everyone to stay safe at this time of year. Both myself and someone I know from work came off on greasy corners last Sunday - Kinoulton and Barkestone so both roads that we all ride on. Be careful on the bends - If in doubt, chicken out.
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F=ma
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:54 am Reply with quote
Joined: 12 Apr 2012 Posts: 1398 Location: Trent Bridge
StewartB wrote:
Lou and I can't make it this week as we are in Scotland.

General reminder to everyone to stay safe at this time of year. Both myself and someone I know from work came off on greasy corners last Sunday - Kinoulton and Barkestone so both roads that we all ride on. Be careful on the bends - If in doubt, chicken out.
Sorry to hear that you had an off. It's so easily done - as we'd been discussing only on Saturday! I hope there isn't too much damage to man or machine...

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LeeT
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:28 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 25 Oct 2014 Posts: 260
Sorry to hear Stew

Not wanting to hijack Tim's club run thread, but this is what everyone seems to read....and not pointing the finger at any one (not even Mike Campbell Very Happy )

A couple of tips that I got from the Conti guys when I was sliding all over the place during winter........

Winter tyres as everyone seems to call them are hard wearing mileage wise but with the lack of grip especially when wet and damp.
I was told Conti GP 4000 with no more than 80psi in them. Those who think that this will mean more punctures then I can confirm that that is not the case (next person will be me to puncture of course).

Also lay off pulling on the front brake, you'll lose the front end.

I hope this helps someone as way to many crashes in my opinion.

Cheers
Lee
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MikeH
Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:50 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 09 Aug 2013 Posts: 320 Location: Gamston
'Also lay off pulling on the front brake, you'll lose the front end.'

Mmm...In that case, you're going to have to put your feet down, Jacko...

Mike H
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AnthonyJ
Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:26 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 22 Apr 2013 Posts: 243
ha ha I only have a front brake... Sad
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Satnav
Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:37 am Reply with quote
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It's a wet morning at the moment but forecast to clear through so with fingers crossed keeping the start time the same.
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Satnav
Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:08 pm Reply with quote
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Would it or wouldn't it? It nearly did when twelve of us were gathered at the Lime Kiln but in the end, no rain fell from the sky today. The aftermath of the rain that looked so ride curtailing at 7.30am this morning was dirty roads that soon led us to look like we had a case of the black pox. That said, it was not too cold and a tailwind made progress quick upto he first rise at Belvoip. That seemed to be the best the recent sign vandal could do with Belvoir. I'm sure there are villages that have names whose signs get worse. I have been through Bumtree quite often living in Keyworth and have seen an I and an L removed from Tilton on the Hill whilst out.

At Belvoip Castle there was the nice descent down to Woolsthorpe then three hills in quick succession got the legs going and the heart pumping. Woolsthorpe to Harston is mostly in the village so not too bad. Knipton up to Branston is probably the easiest climb out of Knipton. Branston to the A607 is the club hill climb so we all know that one after the bumper turn out this year mid another club run.

Hills over we carried on from Waltham down to Buckminster and turned into the headwind on the final leg to the cafe from Sewstern. The cafe was packed with cyclists but our reserved table was still intact even though the same Nottingham club as last week at Staunton was also in the cafe. There was quite a variety in choice of fayre consumed today. Rob, not chancing a missing food order again, had snickers and crisps. At the other end was, of course, Chris who tucked into a venison casserole complete with mash and veg. We did wonder what the red wine choice would be to accompany such a fine club run dinner ( ps don't forget to book you tickets to our club dinner on Sat 2nd Feb). We guessed Chris had already had the prawn cocktail starter by the time the second group arrived following his outward leg ride with the quicker group.

Leaving the Windmill is always a cold affair in Winter and today was no exception with a NorthWesterly to contend with. We had Chris to shelter behind and we're grateful that all his recent training made him ride like a train which we were only to pleased to tuck in behind and hang onto. We avoided being taken out by a man carrying long scaffolding tubes - a potential slapstick comedy moment to look at but not to be involved in.

After a welcome descent down to Long Clawson and a headwind turtle down to Hickling and Kinoulton, I said goodbye and headed back home via Kinoulton Hill leaving the others to complete the couple of miles back to the Lime Kiln. Not the highest average speed today, I had 17.1mph when I got home but a tough, hilly route and a hard headwind meant the 55 mike ride didn't leave us shortchanged.

Early warning that a route organiser and leader will be needed for Sat 9th and Sat 16th Feb as I can't make it out. Volunteers??
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F=ma
Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:44 am Reply with quote
Joined: 12 Apr 2012 Posts: 1398 Location: Trent Bridge
I’m happy to plan and post the route, and book the cafe etc when Tim is away. I plan to keep riding out with the faster group though so it’ll need someone in the slower group who has a mapping Garmin to download the route and provide directions. Is there someone who can do that?

Chris

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MikeC
Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:09 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 18 Nov 2008 Posts: 508 Location: Cropwell Bishop.
Hello.
I enjoyed the ride Saturday.
Im hoping to get out a bit more.
I enjoy putting routes together as well so if at any time a routes is needed in the future id have a go.

This is a route ive done before and been to this café twice. gets a few cycling clubs in.
Id recommend it. its prob abit far for a winter ride. Green Hut Cafe just off Ollerton Island.
bit of a tansport café but looks after cyclists

Check out this route on Strava: https://strava.app.link/FErGR9PhtT — Green hut cafe Ollerton Adams wedding.

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g1930082-d12658654-Reviews-Green_Hut_Cafe-Ollerton_Nottinghamshire_England.html

Worth a trip North some time,

Mike Campbell
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AnthonyJ
Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:04 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 22 Apr 2013 Posts: 243
thats a nice variation MikeC I might try that one very soon! I very rarely venture over the river these days, as Gunthorpe bridge and that road makes it a tad stressful....
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