Mince Pie Run 2013 UPDATED ROUTE, TIME & MEETING POINT

8:30 Sun, 22 Dec 2013

 

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Distance: 80.47km

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

http://ctclr.zxq.net/Mince_Pie_Run.html

Steady pace out plenty of pie and a good pace back.

I have added last years route but happy to go with the flow.



Discussion


I'd like to do this but would prefer an earlier start and a longer route out, perhaps TdL in reverse?

John

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

andyb

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?

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Gareth

17:30 Tue, 17 Dec 2013


Hmmmm mince pies! I love a mince pie ;-)

stevek

19:42 Tue, 17 Dec 2013


I should be out on Sunday, had the same thought as John, reverse TdL. Should build an appetite!

richardb

18:35 Wed, 18 Dec 2013


How about this slight variation on TdL:

http://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_3748643.html

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.

John

20:44 Wed, 18 Dec 2013


Thumbs up

stevek

23:01 Wed, 18 Dec 2013


Looks good to me. Argos 8.30.

richardb

7:33 Thu, 19 Dec 2013


May be up for this, depends on how 'heavy' Sat night out is

jonm

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!!

Gareth

17:55 Thu, 19 Dec 2013


Cheers John

Gareth

19:28 Thu, 19 Dec 2013


I should be available. If you could reserve me a chair by the fire that would be appreciated.

pauln

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.

macca

14:27 Sat, 21 Dec 2013


I'll be going at around 0900 if anyone wants a leisurely spin before a mince pie

barrye

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.

Rich R

17:04 Sat, 21 Dec 2013


OK. I'm in. Should have been doing an audax but just realised I forgot to enter! Numpty.

climberruss

23:12 Sat, 21 Dec 2013


I'm going with Barry, see you there.

pauln

8:16 Sun, 22 Dec 2013


Or maybe not at this rate, where is everybody?

pauln

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.

macca

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.

Rich R

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

daveski

12:30 Sun, 22 Dec 2013


Cheers everyone, proper hungry now

stevek

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.

richardb

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.

John

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

Gareth

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.

pauln

13:30 Sun, 22 Dec 2013


Didn't get a mince pie but just had a massive carvery instead

daveski

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?

nigeloturner

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

stevek

22:10 Sun, 22 Dec 2013


Nonetheless and notwithstanding the results of the inquiry , a great ride, thx Gareth for organising .

nigeloturner

23:32 Sun, 22 Dec 2013


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