Bike ride along the river and canal

The trees are looking beatiful at this time of year so let's get out on our bikes and enjoy the great outdoors before winter sets in.

 
We'll take a roughly circular route from Lady Bay, along the canal to Cotgrave Country park then up to Holme Pierrepont. From there we'll ride along the river back to Lady Bay and have a well deserved pint and maybe a bite to eat at the Poppy and Pint pub.

We'll set off from the Poppy and Pint pub car park at 11.00am. (I'll be there from 10.45am.)

I'm hoping the pace will be somewhere between trundling and tonking along. The canal and river sections are nice off road paths with only pesky pedestrians and the occasional gate to slow us down.
I've not done the whole route so can't be completely sure but estimate that it should take us somewhere between 2 and 3 hours, even with a bit of cat herding and a stop or two to take in the scenery. There may even be a surprise bit of muddy fun at Holme Pierrepont for those feeling adventurous. We'll aim to be in the Poppy and Pint by 2ish.

As with all meetup events you're responsible for your own safety but please make sure your bike is in good working order, bring a lock, and wear a helmet. Lisa has made me promise to continue even if it's raining so barring really bad weather we'll wrap up warm, put on our oilskins and be intrepid. Check this page in the morning just in case.

See you on Saturday!
Liam

Join or login to comment.

  • Liam

    What we were doing was definitely a trundle - even occasional dawdling - in my book ;)

    December 2, 2013

  • Emma T

    Really enjoyed it Liam, thanks for organising. Maybe next time we'll have worked up enough puff to go as fast as u'd like ;-)

    November 23, 2013

  • Anna L.

    Don't think I'll make it somehow...

    November 23, 2013

    • Liam

      Was that posted in the wee hours Anna? One lost to a hangover? ;)

      November 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hope the rest of last night was fun!

      November 23, 2013

  • Liam

    The weather is looking good so far. Wrap up warm though. It's pretty chilly on a bike

    1 · November 23, 2013

  • Maggie

    What a great idea. Might have my two boys with me, thats if I can get the bikes on the back of the car!!

    November 21, 2013

    • Liam

      The more the merrier! :)

      November 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry. I won't be able to come :-(

    November 21, 2013

    • Liam

      What a shame. If it's a good route maybe I'll put it up again in the spring.

      November 22, 2013

  • Emma T

    I'm planning to come along but I might be knackered before I get there, as its nearly 4 miles just to get there... but i'm sure its good & will help me get a bit fitter! Great idea to put a bike ride up.

    November 22, 2013

    • Liam

      Don't worry, we'll give you lots of encouragement ;)

      November 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a Maybe. I'll be there, hangover permitting. Sounds like good fun!

    November 18, 2013

  • Rich

    I'm going to be at Centre Parcs with the family. Sorry.

    November 18, 2013

  • Dave P

    Hi. I'd love to come along, but I'll be at work on Saturday. :-(

    November 17, 2013

  • katrina h.

    sorry ..ive double booked with vegan fair in leicester...next time!

    November 17, 2013

6 went

Create a Meetup Group and meet new people

Get started Learn more
Bill

I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy