This month’s Cycling Reports

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March Cycling Reports

Wednesday 4th March and Friday 6th were both brilliant cycling days.

On the Wednesday we were 5 riders ….. Angela, Gary, John, Bob and Gordon …. and we chose to ride south from Market Rasen to West then East Barkwith. As we rode north toward East Torrington we met two other member, Angela and Gill, who were cycling to South Willingham. Our group popped into Mk Rsn Golf Club for a break then went back to Jamerson Bridge via Dog Kennel Wood and the Willingham Woods which was very waterlogged for a short stretch on the Lindsey Way.

On the Friday we were 7 ( Ted, Chris, Wilf, Martin, Angela, Geoff and Gordon). The ride 25 miles from Middle Rasen went to Faldingworth, then to Cold Hanworth and the Hackthorne crossroads before heading north thru Spridlington to our break at Normanby by Spittal.  The route back to Middle Rasen took us to Buslingthorpe via Toft Newton and Faldingworth.

Wednesday 11th and Friday 13th March were fair weather cycling days. On the Wednesday it was a bit windy and four riders (Angela, Gary, Sylvia and Gordon) went up the Willingham Road to the Lindsey Way and crossed to Legsby through the woods before heading south to Holton cum Beckering and on to the Airfield Café. We came back via Wickenby, Lissingley and Middle Rasen. On the Friday we had a NW wind which offered some resistance for short stretches as we rode in to it. There were 7 riders ( Wilf, Ted, Gary, Paul, Martin, Geoff and Gordon) and the route we took was mostly south from Middle Rasen. We passed through Lissington, Wickenby, Snelland, Reasby, Stainton by Langworth, Newball, Apley and Goltho to Wragby. We stopped for aour break at the Corn Dolly Café. The trip home went out on the A157 and off north to West Torrington and Linwood before we turned across to the Lissington / Middle Rasen Road at Buslingthorpe Bridge. About 25 miles.

Unfortunately, we now have a viral pandemic and from Monday 15th March it is no longer advisable for the group to cycle together. Please continue to take exercise and keep in touch with group members while we have the current emergency.

February Cycling Reports

On Wednesday 26th Angela had six cycling. Angela M, Chris, John, Sylvia, Gordon and a new rider Bob. Being creatures of habit we did a 10 mile ride to the Wickenby Airfield Café and came back via Wickenby and Linwood. The weather was much improved on the forecast and we even had some sun.

Friday 28th …. with poorer weather forecast, Chris changed the planned ride over the Humber Bridge to a local ride from Market Rasen. We had 6 riders (Chris, Paul, Ted, Angela, Gary and Gordon) setting off into a brisk southerly wind with rather cool rain in our faces. It was a push all the way through Linwood and on to West Torrington and then it was more comfortable crossing east toward Hainton. Thankfully the climb up to Sixhills was wind assisted and at the top we turned west …. on the decent to Little London we speeded up considerably. We were pleased to shed our wet outer clothing at the Golf Club …… order teas, coffee and lite bites. The run home was no less wet, but quick!

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