Mince Pie Run 2013 UPDATED ROUTE, TIME & MEETING POINT
8:30 Sun, 22 Dec 2013
Duration: 4hr 0
PLEASE NOTE EARLIER START TIME AND ROUTE CHANGE NOW TO TdL REVERSE
The Mince Pie Run
Sunday 22nd December 2013
The Loughborough CTC Group hold their annual Mince Pie gathering at Belton Village Hall (c.5 mlles West of Loughborough) from 10:30am to 12:30pm.
Hundreds of local cyclists meet there, most having ridden from their home towns and cities for refreshments, a chinwag, and a warm. There is a raffle in aid of Rainbows Children's Hospice with lots of prizes. £316 was raised in 2012. All cyclists welcome
Steady pace out plenty of pie and a good pace back.
I have added last years route but happy to go with the flow.
I'd like to do this but would prefer an earlier start and a longer route out, perhaps TdL in reverse?
11:31 Tue, 17 Dec 2013
This has been a good ride out in previous years.. hopefully we can get a good group to head down there.
Last year pretty much all the food had gone when we got there, so maybe we get there a bit earlier?
Definitely happy for an earlier start
12:02 Tue, 17 Dec 2013
Hi Gents, yes happy with both suggestions and to get there early.
Should we say 8:30? John do you mind doing a GPX?
17:30 Tue, 17 Dec 2013
Hmmmm mince pies! I love a mince pie ;-)
19:42 Tue, 17 Dec 2013
I should be out on Sunday, had the same thought as John, reverse TdL. Should build an appetite!
18:35 Wed, 18 Dec 2013
How about this slight variation on TdL:
The ride out to Belton is approx. 34 miles with a return route of approx. 16 miles. If we leave Argos at 8:30am we should arrive at Belton just in time for the festivities at 10:30am.
20:44 Wed, 18 Dec 2013
23:01 Wed, 18 Dec 2013
Looks good to me. Argos 8.30.
7:33 Thu, 19 Dec 2013
May be up for this, depends on how 'heavy' Sat night out is
10:28 Thu, 19 Dec 2013
John could you send me the gpx so I can upload please. I have tried several times but all I seem to download is a gpx.xml!!
17:55 Thu, 19 Dec 2013
19:28 Thu, 19 Dec 2013
I should be available. If you could reserve me a chair by the fire that would be appreciated.
17:18 Fri, 20 Dec 2013
I am coming as far as east leake and then will peel off home as I need to be back for 10:30.
14:27 Sat, 21 Dec 2013
I'll be going at around 0900 if anyone wants a leisurely spin before a mince pie
15:16 Sat, 21 Dec 2013
Hope to meet you all at Belton, I'll be out slightly earlier doing a bit out towards Belvoir first.
17:04 Sat, 21 Dec 2013
OK. I'm in. Should have been doing an audax but just realised I forgot to enter! Numpty.
23:12 Sat, 21 Dec 2013
I'm going with Barry, see you there.
8:16 Sun, 22 Dec 2013
Or maybe not at this rate, where is everybody?
11:22 Sun, 22 Dec 2013
Good to see everyone at the 8:30/40 start.
My first turn of the pedals since the lurgy and hopefully I have cleared the pipes :-)
I doubled back home with Russ who had a loose chain set.
11:54 Sun, 22 Dec 2013
Sorry only briefly spotted Paul and Barry, It was getting pretty busy so gave up our seats and headed for home.
12:05 Sun, 22 Dec 2013
Too busy when we got there so didn't stop.
Cheers guys for a good ride. Struggled a bit as it's my first ride in a month
12:30 Sun, 22 Dec 2013
Cheers everyone, proper hungry now
12:38 Sun, 22 Dec 2013
Nice, lumpy ride out. Very popular event.
Shame about the lack of pies but a nice sociable ride anyway.
13:00 Sun, 22 Dec 2013
Thanks folks, shame about the lack of pies but a nice ride out nevertheless. At least a few of us got a coffee and mince pies a bit nearer to home! Merry Xmas.
13:06 Sun, 22 Dec 2013
Thanks team enjoyable and challenging ride with that head wind!! Had a lovely coffee and hot mince pie at espresso so worth the wait. Special kudos to Andy riding that 3 speed tank for 50 miles in head wind…Happy Christmas
13:10 Sun, 22 Dec 2013
Barry and I left before the raffle in the end, but at lest we got a mince pie! Shame we didn't see you lot, there's always next year! Got caught in a huge icy rain storm on the way back.
13:30 Sun, 22 Dec 2013
Didn't get a mince pie but just had a massive carvery instead
14:37 Sun, 22 Dec 2013
I think we should call it the elimination ride....of the 9 who bravely set off at 8. 40.....only 3 finally stopped for mince pies at espresso bar in chilwell and one of the three opted for jam scones....should there be an investigation?
21:46 Sun, 22 Dec 2013
Hey, I tell you what, I wouldn't have peeled off so early if I knew there were cakes to be eaten
22:10 Sun, 22 Dec 2013
Nonetheless and notwithstanding the results of the inquiry , a great ride, thx Gareth for organising .
23:32 Sun, 22 Dec 2013