This weeks Club ride took us on an extended ride to The Broomwagon in Retford.

Around 20+ riders met up outside The Palms on Grasmere Rd for a prompt 08:30 start in great conditions for a ride, a little cool first thing but it would soon warm up as the day went on.

We set off along Carlton Rd and through town heading out towards Clumber Park, onto Bothamsall, Walesby, Tuxford, Stokeham, North Wheatley, Clarborough and into Retford after around 40 miles for the cafe stop at The Broomwagon, as usual the cafe was very busy with loads of cyclists from clubs all around the area. 

After various cakes, coffee's and the odd bacon sandwich had been consumed it was time to set off, the majority of the group at this point left to head home. The remaining 7 riders set out to complete the original route due to the favorable weather conditions.

We set out from the cafe and headed out of Retford towards Eaton, Gamston onto Bothamsall, through Ollerton, Edwinstowe, Warsop, Elmton, Whitwell Common, Thorpe Salvin and back home to Worksop.

The riders who did the full ride completed over 75 miles with around 2700ft of climbing. The riders who cut it short still completed around 50 miles on the day.

Sadly one of our members had a major mechanical and had to head home, hope the bike gets sorted for next week Bob!!!

Another great turnout, well done to everyone who came. A big thanks once again goes out to Andy Clarkson for sorting out the route.

Guys can you please take around 5 mins to download the routes, just have a look on the Events page!!

Next weeks ride is out to Bakewell

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Some of the group prior to setting off

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On the way to the Broomwagon, that's why Charlie is smiling!!

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Outside the 'wagon!!

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A couple of first time visitors to The Broomwagon.

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Lovely cuppa Charles?