- Whitwick / Coalville / NW Leicestershire Riders
I am trying to think of ways in which to take advantage of this amazing weather and great trail conditions locally and wondered what the uptake might be on an evening pub ride in the area?
I always see groups in Cademan woods and Thringston and thought it would be great to try and establish a group to try and get the most out of the small amount of trails we have here.
I was hoping we could club together and think up a decentish distance route and maybe finish up at the Rag n Mop (Man Within Compass) which is litterally accessed through the wood.
Hopefully someone replies 😀Posted 4 years ago
I’ve been frequenting this area again of late after years of not going there.
It’s surprisingly good although not that big but last few times there have been an increasing number of f*cktards ripping the place up on their motorbikes – scaring the shit out of walkers and bikers alike.
That’s mostly been on Sundays so not sure whether they’re out in the evenings…
I’m up for a get together in principle – the Man Within Compass is the logical watering hole and it’s quite a nice pub…let’s see what transpires from this thread… 🙂Posted 4 years ago
As Scandal’s a busy boy at the mo I’ll try and sort something…
There will be 2 or 3 of us up that way tomorrow (Sunday).
If anyone’s interested we’ll be by the benches at the top car park of Cademan Woods on Swannymote Road at 3pm. I’ll be on a black Commencal Meta accompanied by an orange Soul and a white 5 – feel free to join us – it will probably involve a few runs down through the woods to Grace Dieu and if someone knows of stuff they want to share then all the better.
A beer or 2 in the Man Within Compass will happen so don’t forget your beer tokens – participation in this bit is voluntary 😉
Would be good to meet a few local-ish riders – come and say ‘hi’ if you fancy it.
CheersPosted 4 years ago
I’m in for this, probably not next week if it’s a Sunday, as I’m shooting.Posted 4 years ago
Actually Sunday afternoon is always a bad time for me, GF wants me then!
How about an evening?
I’m in Derwent Valley ATC, and they go out every Tuesday. Started with 5 or 6 riders over the Summer about 10 years ago, now it’s a year round thing, with up to 30 turning up, typically 15-20.
Also gives an excuse to get a decent light.
The only trouble for me is the travelling, it used to be an hours drive to Ripley, now takes 1.5 hours, so something more local would be good – I’m in Blaby.
I’ll be up for an evening ride but it’s tricky to commit 100% because of work – I never finish at 5.30 (even though I’m supposed to).
I was going up today anyway so thought it might get the ball rolling (or tyres even!) by mentioning it.
No probs if you can’t make it – there’ll be other times.
CheersPosted 4 years ago
Ok, how about a Tuesday or Wednesday evening, meet around 7:15, for depart about 7.30?
maybe 1.5 hours to 2 hours?
I can’t do this week as I’m away, but the week beginning 5th Aug is good for me.
DVATC do a different area each week,in a radius of around 20 miles, so there is a rota of around 8 routes, some hard, some easy, all start and finish close to a pub.Posted 4 years agoasbrooksSubscriber
An evening ride sounds good to me, earlier the better as I travel to and from south Derbyshire from Leicester along the A511. I don’t really want to go home to go back.Posted 4 years ago
I usually ride at Hicks Lodge after work (5.30ish) on Wednesdays/Thursdays, does get a bit boring so a ride elsewhere would make a nice change.
As I suspected, just the 3 of us turned up.Posted 4 years ago
Eventually accompanied by the usual f*cktards on their motorbikes, although it was a case of hearing them and not seeing them. Really overgrown in there at the mo – the stinging of the nettles/brambles/branches strikes was numbed by the Hobgoblin in the man Within Compass though 🙂
A bit out of the blue, but I’d be up for a blast around cademan or similar next wed.
Prob can’t start much earlier than 6.15 pm, but if there’s a few going, then I’d like to tag along.
If you use this thread to put the details then that would be great. Do I need to charge the lights?Posted 4 years ago
It looks like my workload is going to be ok, so I am 95% certain I can make this Wednesday. Is the ‘meet’ going to be the Swannymote Road car park at 6.30pm? I’ll probably be there a bit before that, so might ride into the woods for a bit before going back to the car park for 6.30.
I assume we’re not riding on until dark, so I’m not going to bother with lights. Just a couple of hours riding in the vicinity then a pint?
Looking forward to doing some local riding in a group, I only tend to ride in a group on away days.Posted 4 years ago
Sorry, don’t know Scandal, so can’t really sort anything. I assume he would read this thread from time to time, though.
No worries about it pissing down, I’ll ride in whatever weather I’m given. It’s only a couple of hours, so won’t be too miserable. Not like being caught out in the wilds in dodgy weather.
I’m away for a week from Friday, sans bike, so Wednesday night is it for me for a few days. As a result I’m riding whatever the weather.
Depending on how quickly we can sort ourselves out, we could do the monastery drop to Blackbrook, or the quarry drop to Whitwick. Or both! I’m also interested in gracedieu wood past the main brick bridge over the brook. I’ve never really been further in than that, I like the sound of this viaduct!
Lets not get ahead of ourselves, though, a quick blast will be a laugh no matter what.Posted 4 years ago
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