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!