To the ‘wild west’…..again!

So many of the Thursday group rides are currently meeting over in Leicestershire that I have to get on the road by 8.30am, to get to the coffee stop by 10.30, then head off with the fast group for a 25 mile bash to the lunch venue………..and then, of course, get home again. Busy day at the office, I would say……………….

This was just my out and back journey to meet up with the group:

Well, last Thursday’s ride took me right over to the village of Naseby (famous for the battle in 1645 that brought the Civil War to an end), with the lunch venue in Guilsborough (only 3 miles away, but we took a 26 mile deviation)

On the group ride, when we crossed the M1 motorway, then the M6, then saw signs for Lutterworth and Rugby, I knew I was a long way from home. Almost crossing the border into Warwickshire………… So glad there was no head wind for the journey home!

26 mile group ride

26 mile group ride (in blue)…click to enlarge

When I got back home, the 45 mile return route draining me of the energy carbs from my lunch, the little ‘black box’ on the bar stem showed a total distance north of 100 miles……. in just over 6 hours. It has to be said that the recent windless days have encouraged much higher-than-average speeds over the longer distances.


About Frank Burns

Looking for the extraordinary in the commonplace………taking the road less travelled……..striving for the ‘faculty of making happy chance discoveries’ in unremarkable circumstances. Click on the Personal Link below to visit my webpages.

Posted on July 29, 2013, in Aspects of Britain, Cycling UK and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. When you say you have ridden 100miles it reinforces to me that you would have a great deal to look at on those miles whereas in Australia you would do the 100 miles and not see much at all.

    • That’s true Heather, and you wouldn’t have the same network of roads…… there is a huge variety of choice. But Australia does have many assets……………….

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