- Whitwick / Coalville / NW Leicestershire Riders
Had a cracking day riding locally yesterday, 25 miles and some cheeky new bits around Charnwood that I have never seen before. A bit of a take any track that presents itself type of day.
All done on the single speed as well, legs feeling it today mind 😛
Anyone have any issue if we do Woodhouse this week? I haven’t been able to attend the ride over there for a few months now.Posted 3 years ago
Shall we set the meet as 7pm Wednesday 16th April in Woodhouse Eaves village car park?
I promise I’ll show you the nice new bit I’ve found and a ‘super-cheeky’ in the daylight.
Also, anyone up for an away day Saturday 26th April (I can’t really get a pass over the easter weekend)? If the weather holds, it would be a great opportunity to do Cut Gate as it should be getting pretty nicely rideable up there by now.
I don’t want to put a downer on Cannock on Easter Saturday, but you guys do realise how busy it will be if the sun is out, don’t you?! Form an orderly queue at the start of every 300 yard section!Posted 3 years ago
Danny, I was thinking of doing Cannock on Monday morning if anyone is interested or if someone has a better idea for Monday. I can’t get out otherwise.Posted 3 years ago
This Wednesday could be a possibility for me now. Won’t really know till Tuesday night (must remember to pick my kit on my way out this time 😳 )
The meet is 7pm Woodhouse Eaves Village Car Park. I think this might be out of sequence, but it was specifically requested! Plus I can show you a nice new couple of hundred yards of trail I have found as well as around 1km of naughty stuff that we would be too conspicuous on with the lights blaring out, but we can do now with the light holding out to 8pm.
Anyway – roll call.
I’m in, Andy (hope that is your name asbrooks!) is in, see you there.
We can also discuss a potential upcoming Peaks trip on Saturday 26th April.
So much to get excited about!Posted 3 years ago
Scandal – ride the singlespeed – at least that way I’ll stand half a chance. This time last week I couldn’t hold a pen to write my forearms hurt so much(!)
My ride on Sunday was a shortened version of the one we did at Christmas time (I went back down to Blackbrook from the monastery and roaded it most of the way back from there) and I was still feeling it yesterday. I am not in great nick at the minute. Have a heart…………Posted 3 years ago
We can have a quick chat about it when we meet – I won’t do it on here as we have been ‘warned’ in the past about being too open about cheeky stuff. I hope we are referring to the same hill near my house – although I’ll be pissed off if you’ve managed to find something it has taken me 8 years to discover!
Suffice it to say, though, it will be quite a different route to the ones we usually do over my way – we will end up on the outskirts of Loughborough at one point…………Posted 3 years ago
No worries Scandal – it was ‘called’ at about 7-05pm, just late enough to allow schmiken and Nathan to come sprinting up the road to join the group.
Man alive – I was really enjoying last night’s ride until the bloody migraine genie popped up.
Massive thanks to Schmiken for driving me home – not having to ride there saved me from an absolute blinder – I’m not feeling great this morning at all, but I would have been in a much worse state if I’d got home any later.
I’m going to have a strong word with myself about this – migraines cannot impinge on biking!
I’m not around next week – but hope to see some of you the week after. And if anyone is up for the Peaks on Saturday 26th then you are more than welcome.Posted 3 years ago
I hope those climbing stats are wrong!
Just doing my rule of thumb guesstimate (counting upward contour lines only) I’ve always made that route out to be somewhere between 450 and 600 metres of ascent, I was just a little surprised when scandal clocked it at 2100 ft which would be about 640m if my basic maths is up to it.
Anyway, sounds like this could become a talking point.
The basic plan for Saturday is to get pedals turning ASAP on arrival at Ladybower. I plan to do the climb from the Bridge End car park and do Lockerbrook as a descent before heading off northwards to do a Cut Gate out and back. On arrival back at the reservoirs we can then decide on whether to do a quick blast up to Whinstone Lee Tor as well, or just roll back to the cars.
I’ll be without any form of communication until Friday pm, so I guess if any of you guys want to combine lifts etc, then it would probably be best if you did so and didn’t worry about me.
If we do the same as last time (meet Trowell services northbound at 8-30am), then we can get there at a decent time, hopefully bag some free parking and then ride at a nice contained pace. My fitness is not optimal right now, so not putting ourselves under any pressure by getting up there late would be best(!)
If anyone is interested, stick a post on here. If not, I’ll be going anyway.
Have a good un on Wednesday night and hopefully see some of you at Trowell on Saturday morning (although I won’t be buying anything at that service station again, the prices last time made me feel a bit faint!)Posted 3 years ago
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