Recent Cycling Reports

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 Cycling Reports

November 2021

Wednesday 24th November …… was a ride by Angela with Sylvia, Helen, Bob, Gary, Shirley, Tom and Gordon. We rode as two groups on the busier roads down to Linwood before bunching on the minor roads where we offered no obstruction.  The comfort / refreshment break was at Buzz Stop in Rand. There was a ladies and gents table which created some  humorous comment! We took our usual route back with a total ride distance of 35km.

Friday 19th November ….. Wilf, Angela, Shirley, Paul and Gordon took advantage of the fine weather with a longish run out from Market Rasen through Legsby. The ride was south on minor roads to East Torrington then west to Holton cum Beckering and on the faster Clay Bridge Road to Rand. The break was at Thorne’s Buzz Stop.

The return via Fulnetby and minor cross country roads to  Wickenby and Lissingley, where the group split for different home destinations. <35 km.

Wednesday 17th November ….Gary takes a gentle ride in glorious sunshine with Angela and Shirley.

Out to West Barkwith then back through East Barkwith and Torrington. Finished with a trip to the Golf Club. Gary


Friday 12th November …. Chris planned a ride from Brigg to Winterton on Monday and Chris, Paul, Angela, Wilf and Gordon  met at the Leisure Centre. At 10 sharp, we left to cycle the path beside the Ancholme as far as Saxby All Saints, then the road north to then cross the historic  suspension bridge at Horkstow, built in 1834-6 by Sir John Rennie.

Our route was then mainly on bridleway or minor local roads arriving at  The Old Barn Tea Rooms  in Winterton at 11.30am, as per our booking.

Of course, we took refreshments before the return trip which we knew would be against a warm but  strong ssw breeze. Despite  challenging conditions, we made good time. It was evident that we were each relieved to have got back to the carpark for a brief rest, before making our separate way home. Photo by Paul Hiley.

Wednesday 10th November  … Angela, Gary and Sylvia  went to the Beehive cafe today, for scones and bird watching. A bit wet, but virtually no wind. Ax

Friday 5th November …Chris leads on a scenic ride of about 23 miles (return)  to  Swaby  from the picnic carpark at Legbourne. Our attractive route was in part familiar to some …

Under blue skys, in brilliant sunshine, Chris took Wilf, Gary Paul and Gordon on minor roads and country lanes skirting the eastern edge of the wolds through Muckton / Cawthorpe toward Claythorpe Mill / Aby and then on to Tracey’s little tea shop at Swaby for refreshments.

The return was back through Belleau, Authorpe, South Reston, the Carltons to Legbourne  ( around 23 miles)

Thursday 4 November the ride was changed from the 3rd.

This morning’s ride was easy going to Rand, but hard work on the way home. Gordon,  Gary, Shirley and myself went to the Beehive cafe. The scones were fab, and cheap. Gordon unfortunately had a puncture on the way home, just as it was starting to rain. Ax


October 2021

Friday 22nd October

Cycled west from Bardney along the towpath. Crossed the river on the new bridge on to the Lincoln eastern bypass. A quick detour up the wide bypass footpath to admire the view then back down through Heighington for a lunch stop at Hanworth Caravan/Country Park.

Then on through Nocton & Dunston, then back via Wasps Nest to the bridge over the river at Bardney.




Wednesday 6th October ….. A local ride reported by Angela M ….  Gordon and I biked 17 miles this morning. We took in both Torringtons and  Barkwiths. We stopped at the Golf Club for coffee

Note … Angela does not mention her pot of tea or the Pulled Pork and Stuffing Bap.

Friday 8th October. ….. A ride up the Ancholme Way from Brigg to Ferriby Sluice and return in Memory of our dear friend Martin who planned our first visit.

Unlike Martins planned route, we didnt leave the cycle path at Saxby All Saints to take the road to South Ferriby. Having asked a passing cyclist could we continue on the cycle path, the planned route was ignored in favour of an off road option which proved a challenge, given we missed the well used path other cyclist used, in favour of a less used path via a jungle of Elephant Grass.

Much agony suffered by two male riders … inspect photo for injured parts (which may need microscopic viewing)  and enduring insult by the event organiser was off set by a good lunch at the Hope and Anchor. The rear elevated deck gave lovely views across the Humber at the mouth Ancholme and into the Farr Ings nature reserve.

With 3 punctures repaired  … we were pleased to have such beautiful weather!

Riders ….. Gordon, Paul, Angela M, Gill, Wilf and Chris.








Wednesday 13th October …… Angela led 6 cyclists on a local ride to Rand from Jamerson Bridge at 10am . We went out via Legsby on the quieter roads to Holton-cum- Beckering and Rand with a stop at the Beehive Café.

The return was across the airfield roads to Wickenby then Lissingley to Linwood and on to Market Rasen.

Riders …..Angela M, Helen, Sylvia, Shirley, Gary and Gordon. All road… 20 miles.

Friday 15th October we were 6 in number, Wilf, Paul, Shirley, Mike and Gordon (5 regulars) plus Mark a “visitor”.  We rode in bright sun from Middle Rasen west on the A631 to Newton by Toft and continued to Owmby by Spital then south to Welton and the Secret Garden tea rooms. Our return through Cold Hanworth took us into Faldingworth and on east via Buslingthorpe to our destination. 36 km or 22 miles

Wednesday 20th Oct ….. Sylvia, Bob, Angela and Gordon met as agreed on Jamerson Bridge, despite the forecast. Our route was out to Walesby, then on to Tealby via Catskin Lane. Over the ford to Sand Lane and on to North Willingham where we crossed the 631 to the foot of Six Hills and turned down hill to Little London before stopping at the gulf Club.

Angela writes “A ride of 2 halves today. Pre coffee, wet. After, sunny and dry. Golf club for drinks and a snack. Ax”

We came back to Rasen via Dog Kennel Wood and Willingham Woods before taking the Tealby Road to JB.

Friday 22nd October we had a long and interesting ride, largely on the south of the River Withern and led by Geoff. Gary, Paul, Chris, Gordon and Geoff left Bardney in rain but Gordon soon had a puncture. Fortunately the rain had stopped. We went up to the bypass and rode up to the high spot before turning back and onto the Washingborough Road.

This trip was about 30 miles and after Washingborough we went to Heighington then toward Potterhanworth and the Hanworth Country Park for refs. Highly recommended.

At Nocton we enjoyed fields of pollen bearing flowers and a very interesting history delivered by a local chap walking his dog on Lord Dyson’s Farmland. We took the long isolated road from Wasps Nest back to the Withern where we crossed the bridge back into Bardney.

Wednesday 27th October was a local ride by Angela .. “Just Gordon and I this morning for a woodland ride. It was not too windy. We stopped at Sunnyside for a drink and a teacake. I wont be going back there. Ax”

Friday 29th October started with 5 riders (Gary, Angela, Mike, Paul and Gordon) at 10am from Middle Rasen PO. We rode north to Osgodby and on to South Kelsey on the minor roads. Refreshments were taken at Hall Farm Park, which was busy with little people have a day out with the APs.

After the break it was over to Moretown on south to Holton le Moor on the faster roads before taking the small lane and level crossing to the A46 at Stoop Hill. It was then about a mile to the Pelham Road turn off to Claxby where Mike parted company to climb Everest. The rest of us went on the Park Road, two taking the cross field bridleway (track ) driectly back to Rasen via Nova Scotia Bridge, whilst the other two carried on to the A46 and then to Osgdby Low Road and returned to Middle Rasen.

See earlier reports .