7th January 2018: It was a cold and icy day for the first planned ride for 2018, text messages were sent to see if we should venture out. Andy text to confirm that it would not be a club ride and that the roads on his estate were not good. As I arrived at the meeting point not many riders were there, Chris was sat in his Jeep but stated that he was not riding due to race committments. I was ready to cancel, but then club members started to turn up. Eventually we had ten riders keen to do a short ride on the main roads and therefore that was the decision. We road down "Wrights hill" and continued on the main road towards Retford. At Retford we turned towards Worksop and then the usually route back to Oldcoates, we stopped at the cafe at Oldcoates for a snack and coffee. After the 20 minute break we came out to acceptable weather and decided to ride out to Maltby and drop off Dave and Andy. We then rode towards Tickhill and returned back to the pavillion with 38 miles completed. An excellent ride for first ride of 2018 although short, Rider of the week was given to John Murphy.
14th January: A warmer day for the club ride with fourteen riders attending. After a short discussion we decided to ride out to Whisby Nature Reserve since the cafe is quick at serving and large seating area. We set off with Pete setting a early pace at the front by the time we got to Mattersey he dropped back to ensure his mate Mick was ok. We all rode well and kept together as a proper club and arrived at the cafe at 10:30 with an average of 18mph. After an excellent cafe stop we all gathered for a clup ride photo (click on image below), we then rode well back over Dunham bridge back home. An excellent ride of approx 70 miles and overall average of 18 mph. Rider of the week was given to Alan Bullock.
Below is Steve's sample ride report
Circular ride around Retford - - - report informatrion and details
Circular route to Bolsover - - - report informatrion and detail