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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 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 .

Announcements

  • Wednesday 20th February 2019 Another very mild but mainly overcast day saw another excellent turnout.Shorter RideJohn led Rob, Clyde, Myles, Phil, Gill, Marcus, Patrick, Paul & Lyn south past Mucklin Wood and through Swithland and Rothley to join the cycle path alongside the A6 to the A49 junction. The group then tried out the new cycle track across the new bridge from the housing estate on the west side of the A6 that will enable young students to access the Cedars Academy more easily and safely on foot or by cycle. The riders then headed for the Methodist Church Hall in BIrstall, which provides excellent value refreshments, and eliminated most of its stock of scones and cakes. Phil, apprehensive of an afternoon trial ...
    Posted 21 Feb 2019, 13:46 by Wednesday Cyclists
  • Wednesday 13th February 2019 A relatively mild and sunny February day saw a good turnout. Short Ride John led Ray, Rob, Patrick, Keith (a new rider), Eric, Myles. Norman and Lyn south through Shelthorpe estate, so avoiding the Tesco roundabout and down the old A6 to Mountsorrel where the riders turned left for Sileby. Unfortunately Ray had stopped to adjust his battery power and didn't see that the group had gone east and carried on south. After waiting a while for Ray to catch up John went back but for obvious reasons failed to find him. A mobile phone call established that Ray was safely ensconced in the Peppercorns cafe. Norman needed to get back early and so left the group at Sileby ...
    Posted 19 Feb 2019, 03:29 by Wednesday Cyclists
  • Wednesday 6th February 2019 After the frosts that had caused the cancellation of the rides for the previous two weeks and a rainy night, riders were pleased to find themselves gathering on a sunny and reasonably mild morning for their first February ride of the year. Short Ride John led Jill, Paul, Rob, Lyn, Ray, Norman and Myles south skirting the South Lougborough developments using the cycle track between Mucklin Wood and Woodthorpe. This route was chosen in order to avoid the mud on the track to Beaumanor but he had not realised that there would be a large muddy puddle at the barrier where riders exited for the Woodthorpe roundabout. However this obstacle was successfully negotiated and the group continued south through Quorn ...
    Posted 8 Feb 2019, 06:54 by Wednesday Cyclists
  • Funeral of Keith Lakin 1.30pm Tuesday 12th February 2019 Marlborough Square Methodist Church, Coalville LE67 3WD.Keith Lakin who was riding with the Wednesday group a couple of years ago, before he suffered health problems, sadly died from a stroke on 28th January. Keith was a stalwart of Cycling UK and will be greatly missed. Please wear your club/cycling colours if you come to his funeral. Keith joined CTC in 1960 and played an active role up until his death. He sat on the Leicestershire and Rutland committee for 32 years and is a past President. Keith was the Secretary of the Charnwood (North West Leicestershire) group for 28 years. Keith represented the club at the National Forest meetings and could always ...
    Posted 4 Feb 2019, 23:56 by John Catt
  • Wednesday 16th January 2019 With a forecast for rain later in the morning it was decided to keep the rides a bit shorter in order to get back before it got very wet. Short Ride John led Paul, Gill, Anne, Patrick, Jeff and Rob out past Mucklin Wood before setting the challenge of the climb up Swithland Road to Roecliffe Hall. Whilst the electric assist bikes zoomed off up the hills others resorted to their lowest gear, Shank's pony. However the riders were rewarded for their efforts with a zooming descent down the Cropston Rervoir with good views across the Soar Valley. The riders then proceeded along the reservoir dam to Rothley station and on into Mountsorrel using the new cyclpaths alongside Bier ...
    Posted 16 Jan 2019, 14:27 by Wednesday Cyclists
  • Wednesday 9th January A cold and frosty morning but with a bright start saw a good turnout. Howard decided to take the longer ride out towards Great Dalby while John settled on Normanton on Soar for the short ride.Short RideJohn led Clyde, Norman, Rob, Myles, Joan, Anne, Lynn & Patrick out through the Market Place and on to Meadow Lane and then up Leake Lane to the top of Normanton Hills. It was then a descent towards East Leake but taking a left turn onto the pot hole strewn Rempstone Road before taking Brickyard Lane to the outskirts of West Leake. After ascending Trowell Lane the rider turned into Hungary Lane and dropped into Sutton Bonington and took left heading south along ...
    Posted 16 Jan 2019, 14:30 by Wednesday Cyclists
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