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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).


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  • Wednesday 11th July 2018 A slightly fresher but very pleasant summer's day saw numbers above twelve and  again it was decided to split into two groups. John, Clyde, Eric, Norman, Rob, Marcus, Gustavo, Stuart (a new rider) and Patrick headed north wending their way through the cycle lanes of Loughborough to take the canal path to Meadow Lane. Unfortunately Patrick got caught by a mooring rope across the tow path (which is also an official Loughborough cycle route) and came off. Fortunately speed was low and little damage caused so he was able to resume the ride. The group headed out along the east bank of the Soar through Stanton, Normanton, Sutton Bonnington and Kingston before turning south towards West Leake and then ...
    Posted 11 Jul 2018, 09:36 by Wednesday Cyclists
  • Wednesday 4th July 2018 Seventeen of us (Rosalind, Phil, John, Gustavo, Derek,Clyde, Terry, Rob, Myles, David, Patrick, Howard, Pat, Marcus,Jeff plus new riders Clare and Pierro)  gathered at Outwoods Drive for our weekly cycle. Two rides were on offer, one a 12 mile shorter ride and the other a longer 20 mile plus ride. Thirteen set out on the more ambitious ride wending their way down to the Epinal Way via Cross Hill Lane and Park Road. The riders then headed south and across the Soar to Barrow taking Melton Road and Paudy Lane towards Six Hills. A photo stop was taken at Quorn Park where the Quorn Hunt used to be based. Arriving in good time at the Sports hub refreshments ...
    Posted 5 Jul 2018, 09:30 by Wednesday Cyclists
  • Wednesday 27th June 2018 15 riders gathered at Outwoods Drive on a lovely morning, so John again decided that a split into 2 groups would be prudent.  Ride report for the longer ride: Howard led off first for a longer ride Northwards, followed by Clyde, Jeff, Phil, Derek, Mick, Pat, Rob  and Rob. Howard avoided our usual routine of swerving around the pedestrians across Market Place by leading us through the byways of Loughborough to join the canal at Bridge Street.  Passing the fabled Lynroy's we continued along the canal to rejoin Meadow Lane, and the traffic, by The Boat Inn.  The ride up Meadow Lane took us to Stanford then Normanton-on-Soar before crossing the A6006 and on into Sutton Bonington ...
    Posted 2 Jul 2018, 23:23 by John Catt
  • Wednesday 20th June 2018 When Clyde, David, Myles ( a new rider), Brian, Marcus, Patrick, John and Pat  gathered at Outwoods Drive they were anticipating a warm sunny ride on an early summer's day and, as Clyde has completed a 90+ miles to Skeggie the previous day, it decided to go for a steady ride, with few steep ascents, to the Monastery Tea Rooms. The riders set off through the University, across Garendon Park, by-passing Shepshed by using Oakley Road and Tickow Lane before using Charley Road to climb up into Charnwood Forest. The riders turned right into Oaks Road to climb up to St Joseph's Tea Room at Abbey Grange.As they were still optimistic about the weather refreshments were taken ...
    Posted 25 Jun 2018, 14:34 by Wednesday Cyclists
  • Tuesday 19th June 2018, The Skeggy Grand Tour. Tuesday 19th June 2018 will be a date to be remembered when there comes a time to write the chronicles of the Loughborough Wednesday Cyclists. Firstly you will note that it is NOT a Wednesday but secondly that the event that took place on that day was so significant it should never be forgotten. What happened from 8am that morning and in the subsequent 38 hours was the stuff of legends. Such is the popularity of the group, such is its influence and such is its force for good, it can now not only boast a weekly turnout of 15 or more on a regular basis but it has taken to having an incremental summer tour. This group takes in ...
    Posted 2 Jul 2018, 16:08 by Wednesday Cyclists
  • Wednesday 13th June 2018 As John decided once more that the group was so extensive that it needed to be split in two, he awarded Howard the dubious honour of leading the rag tag army of Ne'er-do-wells that signed up NOT to take a sensible ride to Sileby. The suicide squad that left Outwoods Drive included Marcus, Phil, Clyde, Derek, Jeff, Eric and new member Vic, who, when he surveyed his fellow travellers, must have wondered what he had let himself in for. "Ulverscroft cafe" was Howard's rallying cry; "the highest cafe in Leicestershire" was John's salutary parting warning. We were off, through Mucklin Wood of course just to please those with the thin tyres. On to Woodhouse, turning ...
    Posted 2 Jul 2018, 23:20 by John Catt
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