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New Tuesday Evening Chain Gang

The first of a new Tuesday night training ride will take place on 14th April 2015.

Meeting at the shops in Bottesford at 6:00pm initially,  the ride will be a ‘chain gang’ style ride at a brisk pace riding ‘through and off’ for around an hour. We may start the rides later, and train for longer as the daylight allows, but bring lights if you have them.

The ride will head over to a circuit based down the river bank (see pic) where the training will start. We should be able to cover 4 laps of the 6 mile circuit in just over an hour.

While the training on the circuit will be at a fairly quick pace, IT IS NOT A RACE, and will offer an opportunity for riders to hone their skills riding in a group and learn from more experienced riders. If you get dropped, you can continue at your own pace, or reverse round the circuit and wait for the group to catch you coming round again.

Other circuits are also open for consideration. Keep your eyes peeled on here and our Facebook page.

See you there.

River Trent Training Circuit

Club Run 14th September 2014

7 riders set out for the club ride on Sunday 14th September; Rich R, Tony P, Tony N, Steve, Roger, Chris and Dave.

With a slight easterly breeze the riders took the head wind on first and headed over to Caistor via Brandy Wharf, before tackling Mansgate Hill up to Caistor High Street. A tough little climb saw young Chris head up fastest, showing us older chaps how it’s done.

A nice blast down hill now past Great Limber and down to Humberside Airport where Tony, Tony, Steve and Roger turned to head back home, leaving Rich, Chris and Dave to add a few more miles on via Barton, and then picking up a welcome tailwind across Middlegate (with a brief stop for a puncture) and back down into Brigg.

With just short of 60 miles in the legs it was a good mornings work.

Caistor via Brandy Wharf, and back via Barton and Brigg
Caistor via Brandy Wharf, and back via Barton and Brigg