Why you might like to come along on one of our rides.
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 phone Ray Clay on 01509 261068 or email@example.com.
It is strongly advisable that riders take out membership of Cycling UK to obtain Third Party Insurance cover and other benefits.
Wednesday 15th March 2017A beautiful spring day awaited Patrick, Derek, Graham, Eric, Howard and John. The riders headed south past Mucklin Wood and out toward Swithand, spotting a "March Hare" in the field on the left of Brand Lane. Passing through the new housing estate at Rothley, the riders met up with Ray Clay at Birstall Methodist Church Hall for refreshments. Before leaving they were able to admire Dave Warnock's "Bike for Life" with its plastic chain and Rolhoff gearing. The riders returned via Watermead Park (where they spotted a large heron only a few yards from the cycle track), Sileby and Mountsorrel arriving back in Loughborough a few minutes after noon.
Posted 16 Mar 2017, 04:06 by Wednesday Cyclists
Wednesday 8th MarchA rather grey but calm day awaited Jaz, Kevin, Graham, Eric, Derek, Patrick, Lynn and John. Jas didn't fancy any hill climbing so it was decided to head for the Brook Cafe in Syston. The riders followed the Soar valley south and the rode alongside the Wreake taking some tracks that Eric, who is local to the area, had never ridden. After an excellent repast the riders returned whence they had come.
Posted 14 Mar 2017, 02:19 by Wednesday Cyclists
Wednesday 1st March 2017Not having been to Rothley Station for many months and with the wind in the south west, Terry, Patrick, Anne, Lynn, Chris, Graham, Clyde, Kevin, Derek & John decided to head for Ellis Tea Room. After the heavy rain the track past Mucklin Wood was reported to be very muddy and the riders therefore headed for Quorn and then took the right turn into Woodhouse Road wending their way to coffee via Swithland and taking Reservoir Road across Cropston Reservoir Dam. The weather being reasonably mild, refreshment was taken outdoors. The riders then returned via the Ridgeway and Wood Lane through Quorn.
Posted 7 Mar 2017, 00:57 by John Catt
Wednesday 22nd February 2017Today I thought it might be a good idea to push the envelope in terms of distance. (instead of climbing like last week.) It was though a bit blowey, and there were times during the outward journey that I thought "perhaps this isn't a good idea after all". We all made it though. (That's Derek, Eric, Patrick, Clyde, Lyn and myself.) We went to Donington, and it was only after we turned onto the airport perimeter road that the wind got behind us. After a shortish coffee stop at Tyler's we came back with the wind still behind us and in the sunshine, through Hemington, Lockington, Sutton Bonington, & Normanton on Soar to Loughborough arriving back a little ...
Posted 7 Mar 2017, 00:58 by John Catt
Wednesday 15th February 2017Four of us, Graham, Clyde, Terry and myself ventured out today, destination; Ulverscroft Grange Tea Rooms. Never realised there was so much uphill. Total ascent for the ride amounted to over 500 m. (1,640ft) and most of that was just getting there. Anne met up with at the tea stop. As luck would have it, we were able to view the Model Railway at Ulverscroft, though this may have delayed our departure slightly. The (in the main) downhill return journey meant we were able to get back to Loughborough fairly rapidly and we arrived back a little time after 12 noon. Total ride approximately 30k. (18-19 miles).Howard Rutter
Posted 5 Mar 2017, 01:56 by Wednesday Cyclists