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The Loughborough Wednesday Cyclists are a group of people who enjoy cycling but for one reason or another like to keep the mileage and speed low and the infusion of tea high. Providing the weather looks as if it will be kind, we gather at the Outwoods Drive roundabout at 9-30 am on Wednesdays (see map on the right). Please check here to see if there is to be a ride or email lboro.wcyclists@gmail.com or phone John Catt on 01509 211468

It is strongly advisable that riders take out membership of Cycling UK to obtain Third Party Insurance cover and other benefits.

We are an informal group affiliated to Leicestershire & Rutland Cyclists' Touring Club ( a full member group of Cycling UK).

If you do not want any photographs of you used please notify webmaster@ctclr.org.uk .

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  • Wednesday 18th September 2019  Long Ride (Report by David) Today, we were a variety of colours. The most popular colour, blue, could have reflected the sudden dive in morning temperature; but the day was to warm up before we were half way round the ride. Eight of us took the opportunity to follow Howard on a magical mystery tour to Love and Peace, actually “Love and Piste” in East Leake - this refuge for cyclists is under the local flight path, so not always peaceful. Jeff, Keith, Rob, Robert, Pat, David, Isabelle and Howard were the privileged participants of this “long” ride that appeared to be shorter than usual. The route out of Loughborough went along Canal bank, then followed the canal towpath to Meadow ...
    Posted 19 Sep 2019, 08:12 by howardj@gmx.co.uk
  • Wednesday 11th September 2019 The forecast had been for it to be dry but the morning was made up or sunny periods interspersed with drizzly showers. However this did not appear to have put many off and another good turnout saw three rides set off instead of the normal two as the popularity of the longer ride meant that the group was overwhelming the tea places when they arrived. Howard led of one longer ride followed by Jeff with another leaving John, Rob, Rosalind, Clyde and Lyn to make up the short ride.Short RideAs the school holidays were over so that Bradgate Park should be passable again and the wind was in the south west, it was decided to head for Newtown ...
    Posted 13 Sep 2019, 13:39 by Wednesday Cyclists
  • Wednesday 4th September 2019 It was raining when riders awoke and some who had miles to do to the start had to put on waterproofs. However by the time riders began to gather the rain had stopped and the sun was showing through on a fresh day that was showing the first signs of autumn. Short Ride After a large group had set off behind Howard, John, Lyn, Tricia, Dom, Patrick, Rob, Keith & Anne decided on a circuitous route to the village shop in Long Whatton. Setting out through the University they climbed to Shepshed and took the minor roads round the town to Tickow Lane. Heading east for a bit they then descended Hallamford Road and followed the Sustrans route 6 to Belton ...
    Posted 6 Sep 2019, 14:16 by Wednesday Cyclists
  • Wednesday 28th August Short ride (report by David) With a statistical percentage chance of rain (I calculated it to be 70%, based on BBC forecasts), we were reminded to bring waterproofs. David led the short ride and was joined by Patrick, Rosalind, Myles, Sue, Anne, Keith and Marcus. We set off across Loughborough via Emmanuel Way, Chestnut Street and Bridge Street, with the sun beginning to get stronger. Taking Meadow Lane, we were quickly through Stanford on Soar, and proceeded the climb up Fox Hill. At the summit it was time for a breather and drink. Was this the biggest hill of the ride? Probably not quite.   Crossing two railways we approached Normanton on Soar, and turned up Butt Lane. With some care ...
    Posted 5 Sep 2019, 02:12 by Wednesday Cyclists
  • Wednesday 21st August 2019 A fairly cool day for August with both clouds and sunshine saw a good turnout.Short RideMarcus, Patrick, Dom ( a new rider), Rosalind, John and Keith headed south through the Shelthorpe estated to Barrow and then up onto the Salt Way (Paudy Lane) which they followed almost to Six Hills, turning down Berrycott Lane back towards Seagrave. Nornally Berrycott Lane is a very quiet narrow country lane with a continuous gentle decent with good views to either side that makes ideal cycling. However on this occasion the group met two tractors with trailers and had to take to the verge twice. After ascending Swan Street in Seagrave the riders found the road to Sileby had been closed for resurfacing ...
    Posted 27 Aug 2019, 12:41 by howardj@gmx.co.uk
  • Wednesday 7th August 2019 A pleasantly fresh August morning awaited this week's riders. Short Ride Sue, Anne, Marcus, Rosalind, David, Ray, Myles and John headed south into the wind on the flattest ride in the repertoir to Syston. The group skirted the Shelthorpe estate and climbed up to Haddon Way and then descended using the cycle path round south side of South Loughborough housing estate to rejoin the A6 at the Woodthorpe roundabout. The ride then wended its way through Quorn, Mountsorrel and Sileby before taking the cycle track to the canal and then on to the Brook Cafe in Syston. After a pause for refreshments in the sunshine Ray wanted to divert and made his own way back while the remaining riders ...
    Posted 10 Aug 2019, 11:07 by Wednesday Cyclists
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