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<  Club Runs  ~  Sat 11th Aug - Wistow, Wistow Rural Centre

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:52 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 04 Jun 2007 Posts: 867
Meet: Keyworth, Main Square

Time: Summer Schedule
Group 1 ???
Group 2 8.45am for prompt 9.00am start - circa 18.0mph

Group 1: ??
Group 2: Sat-Nav

Cafe: Wistow Rural Centre - 35 miles (11.00am)

Back to normal Summer run start times for a favourite challenging route down to Wistow. Plenty of everything in the route. Out through the Wreake Valley, climbing up through Baggrave Hall, then up again towards Tilton, turning for Billesdon and then making our descent to the tea room from Three Gates (it is the second of the two right hand turns) via Kibworth Harcourt. Cafe is at 35 miles - circa 11am

Return journey is 31 miles with the wind behind us. Up to Great Glen and Houghton on the Hill before the twisty road to Ingarsby hamlet. Down to Keyham and Beeby - this time we turn left at the cross roads in Beeby - so not too much speed as you descend down to the village. Across to Barkby and then upto Queniborough and Rearsby before climbing up out of the Wreake Valley at Thrussington. Over the A46 then into Seagrave where the little turn up Berrycote Lane. We get to Six Hills and drop down to Wymeswold before back to Keyworth via Wysall Total 66 miles - arrive back at Keyworth 1.45pm. 1,000m of climbing this week.

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Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:48 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 04 Jun 2007 Posts: 867
10 strong riders out today from Keyworth in what were ideal riding conditions. We set off in one group South into the sunshine and before long we arrived at the hilliest section of the route (Barsby, Baggrave Hall, Tilton, Billesdon) where climbs come one after another with little recovery between them.

Once on the Market Harborough B6047 after Billesdon, the most challenging of the climbing was done and descended down from Three Gates to arrive at the cafe for 11am. A good pace given all the climbing in the 35 miles to Wistow Rural centre.

The Wistow Sunflower maze was open and was definitely pulling in the crowds but we found a long bench outside shaded by awnings to enjoy something to eat. Despite Phil announcing that there was no hot food at the cafe, he chose a Croque Monsieur over a solo ride back. There was discussion that portions of toast served with everyone else's hot food got less and less with each subsequent order brought out. Adam and Dave were on the well known Iron-Man Triathlete diet of Crisps and Cake. Whatever anyone had we all got a side order of wasp but fortunately not as bad as my Jam Scone harassment of 2017.

The toilets, where Linda got mistaken from behind for a man in the Ladies loo until she turned round, are at bit limited here. A note for the future is to use the toilet block beyond the Inner Wolf dog (not dogging) accessories shop.

The return route is closer to Leicester which means it is flatter than the hillier roads you get the further East from Leicester you go. Nic's fortitude in hanging on was rewarded now - good choice. We enjoyed a tailwind assist back home and had a particularly spirited run down from Six Hills to Wymeswold. The pace remained quick and all sorts of tactics were being discussed for the fastest up the final four telegraph poles hill into Keyworth. We were back at 1.30pm due to the brisk 18.5moh average which is good for a 1,100m climbing route. Thoroughly enjoyable. Flatter next week as a request is in for a tandem friendly route.
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