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Sunday bike rides

 

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Sunday Bike Rides. Come and join us for a fun filled couple of hours. We dont race, just ride and chat our way to the coffee shop for a short break. We are out around 1.5 hours and cover approximately 8/12 miles, so everyone is welcome from the novice rider to the more experienced cyclist; male or female, all you need is a cycle or you can hire one from us if you prefere. We use as many cycle ways as possible as not everyone is happy on the roads. 

 

Our first trip out this year was to Lake Vyrnwy. We met at the unit and loaded bikes in the van. Paul, David and Harry took their cars as Harry and Deanna had another appointment later that day. Starting again in the coffee shop, this time with bacon sandwiches with our coffee we planned our route. For a change we had Clare and her husband plus their twins joining us on the ride, but for safety reasons Clare and family did there own thing round the Lake and we all met up for lunch after riding just short of 11 miles. It was a lovely sunny day and after we has all eaten, I think it was Maggie's idea, we decided to cycle back the other way and call in at the Lake Vyrnwy hotel for a coffee. So off we went with Mel in the front and me following at the rear to the hotel. Now this drive is quite steep and also quite long so as Ruth was the only one of us on an ordinary bike I stayed with Ruth as we started our accent. The others on the electric bikes zipped up the hill and left me and Ruth behind. Ruth got about a third of the way up then gave in as she had already cycled 22 miles. I got off my bike as well to keep Ruth company. However, after a few yards a suggested Ruth took my bike, so off she went flying up the hill to join the others at the top. I carefully put Rurh's bike into first gear before I jumped on to make life easy for me, but after about 10 yards my little legs were aching and my heart beating itself out of my chest I too gave up and walked up the hill pushing Ruth's bike in the glorious sunshine. I can tell you honestly. I now know why I ride an electric bike all the time. I can forget the hills or the wind in my face and even the distance I travel. My bike will give me as much or as little help as I need. As you can imagine when I got to the top of the hill I was all hot and bothered and ready for not just a coffe but oxygen too! A big thanks to all who joined me on the ride, a great time was had by all. If you would like to join us for our 3rd Sunday ride in the month then please give me a call. Im sure you will enjoy the ride and the great bunch of riders we have on a regular basis. 

Our great day out in the sun.

We had a great ride last Sunday to Attingham Park. 8 riders in total joined us for this lovely ride all with sandwiches and cold drinks at the ready. The weather was perfect, not too hot and thank fully not too windy either. We set off as usual from the Obelisk, this time at 11am instead of our usual 10am start as the plan was to have our lunch in the grounds at Attingham Park. The later start was perfect and after a coffee in the Animal Farm first, then cycling a few hundrew yards to Attingham we left our bikes at the entrance and with sandwiches in hand gained our free entrance to Attingham Park. We sat in the huge childrens play area and put the world to rights whilst eating and drinking. Then a very pleasant walk through the walled gardens, looking at the range of plants and flowers. Unfortunately, the weather then decided to change. Not a drastic change but the odd spot of rain was felt. After a short discussion of wether to have a coffee in Attingham coffee shop or cycle back to the Obelisk for coffee, the decision was made. So off we went on our bikes heading for the Stop Cafe. The ride was again lovely but it did rain a little, not enough to get wet just enough to cycle faster to get that lovely hot cuppa. We sat in Stop Cafe and had coffee, sorted out more of the worlds problems and then thankfully rode home in our separate directions in the dry. The decision for our next ride was to stay around Shrewsbury but the monthly Sunday ride after that when the kids are back at school a trip to Barmouth would be great. 

Sunday 21st @10 am the Obelisk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 17th January 2016

Our first ride of the New Year took us along the river to the Suspension Bridge, after crossing the bridge we turned left up Porthill turning right onto Pengwern Road. First left past the coffee shop, straight across the roundabout then right following route 81. Followed the old A5 towards the Water Tower and then a left turn down the path onto Kingswood Estate. We made our way through the estate and into the old Shelton Estate bringing us onto Racecourse Lane. We headed down Racecourse Lane towards the Hospital turning left onto Mytton Oak Road, leaving this road at the crossing just before the Hospital. 

Sunday 16th February @10am.

We rode from the office, 38B Vanguard Way, Shrewsbury. (opposite the Household Waste Building), up through Belvidere, Sutton Farm and Belle Vue ending up at the 'Stop Cafe' for a coffee and cake.

Our return was via Abbey Foregate, Castlefields, Ditherington and Harlescott. A total of 11 miles and about 2 hours in total for the ride. We had a great time on a beautiful sunny day in February. Looking forward to our next ride on Sunday 16th March. Please come along and join us for a bit of fun in the sun. Wether you're an experienced cycle rider or just getting your confidence back on a bike, you are most welcome to join us. It's not a race, just a gentle ride down the cycle paths and quiet roads. Melanie leads the group with myself at the rear. If you need to stop for any reason I will be there to assist if necessary.

You are welcome to join us with your standard cycle or electric cycle even if you did not buy it from Silver E Riders. Our only stipulation is our motto: Be Seen Be Safe. 

Please join "Cycle Shropshire", it's free and you get lots of helpful information and a FREE high-viz vest too. 

Why not go to our 'Come Ride With Us' page for further information.

Our next ride is..

Sunday 16th March @ 10am. prompt.

Today we rode from the office, 38B Vanguard Way, up through Harlescott into Shrewsbury Sports Village onto the old Shrewsbury Ship Canal and followed this into Uffington. Then along minor country lanes to Attingham Park and being a cyclist we get FREE entry into the grounds. There we had a lovely cup of coffee and a scone in the bright sunshine, it was even warm enough for me to remove my hi-vis jacket to eat my scone. After a short walk around the grounds of Attingham Park we then cycled back through Berrington. Then continued into Longden Coleham along the river and back through Harlescott, returning to the office in Vanguard Way.

It was a beautiful day again and we covered about 12 miles, taking around 2 hours. Again, looking forward to our next outing, weather permitting on..

Sunday 20th April @ 10am. prompt.

A little cloudy today but dry day for our Easter Sunday fun ride. We left the unit at 10am prompt and followed the cycle routes through Harlescott Grange into Mount Pleasant then on to Ellesmere Road for a short distance. We then rode into Herongate Estate continuing into Greenfields alongside the Flax Mill. From there to Castlefields and down the river side, following the cycle path under English Bridge resting at the 'Stop Cafe' for our usual cappuccino and cake.

Our return was started with a short walk from the cafe over the English bridge, we then cycled through Cherry Orchard along cycle paths onto Old Potts Way then onto Telford Way. We then rode down the canal path to Sundorne. Then alongside Sundorne Road to Welti Island. We finished up through Harlescott Estate on to Battlefield Road. Following the Battlefield Link road on the cycle paths ending up back at the unit.

This fun ride was again around 12 miles and in total 2 hours. We arrived back at the unit for 12 noon.

Although the day was a little cloudy, it was dry with no wind either, so the ride was most enjoyable and fun. Melanie rode the Aura electric bike and I was on my electric mountain bike. I so look forward to these bike rides and again anyone is welcome to come ride with us. All you need is a bike, electric or otherwise and a couple of hours free on a Sunday morning. Both men and women are most welcome to join in, as this is not a race, just some fun on two wheels.

Hope to see you all on our next planned Sunday fun ride, weather permitting on..

Sunday 18th May @ 10am. prompt.

What a lovely sunny day we had for our monthly Sunday bike ride. Melanie was riding the "Aura" electric bike and I was on the "Athena", we covered ourselves in sun tan lotion as the sun was very hot and prepared ourselves for the ride. Bikes ok, check, Helmets on, check, Hi viz vests, check. We then left the unit at 10am prompt and followed the cycle route to the main road, up Lancaster road and then through Harlscotte Grange onto Mount Pleasant then again anto Ellesmere road for a short distance. We then rode into Herongate Estate continuing into Greenfields alongside the Flax Mill. From there to Castlefields and down the river side following the cycle path, under English Bridge, continuing along the river past the 'Stop Cafe" and throught the Quarry. We then walked over Porthill Suspension Bridge, up Porthill Bank, right turn onto Pengwern Road, then left to Woodfield Store for a coffee. We then followerd Route 81 behind the hospital onto Crowmeole Lane through Radbrooke onto Longden Road until we joined Roman Road, turned right then across the railway line and straight onto Hereford Road which took us unto town, through Belle Vue and again rested at our favoutite place, "Stop Cafe" where we parked our bikes and I had my coffee and cake and Melanis had her usual hot chocolate.  

Our return ride was along the river to Castlefields. Up the cycle path to the roundabout then right on the cycle path past Morrisson's, over the railway line, back onto the quiet roads, then right onto Lancaster Road and back to the office. this ride was again around 12 miles and taking just over 2 hours. This of course included our 2 coffee stops.

Lets hope the weather for our next Sunday fun ride is just as beautiful. So if your free and fancy a very easy cycle ride, please let me know and together we will have fun. Experienced on a bike or just a novice, you are most welcome. We dont race, we ride and chat.

Our next Sunday ride is:

Sunday 15th June @ 10am. prompt.

We set of from the unit at 10 am sharp on a cloudy but quite hot day  and made our way to the Shrewsbury Ship Canal and followed this into Uffington.Then down the quiet country lanes to Walcott, followed the road upto Haughmond hill where we stopped in the car park for a bacon sandwich and coffee.

Our return journey was on the road from Haughmond Abbey through Uffington then along the canal again to Sundorne and back to the unit. It was a lovely day and a great bike ride made easy with the electric bikes Mel and I were riding. We covered around 15 miles in total and got a bit of a tan on our faces with the sunshine. Looking forward to our next ride that will be a week earlier next month due to longstanding commitments. Hope to see you then.

Due to an existing commitment our next Sunday Fun Ride is: 

Sunday 13th July @ 10am. prompt.

Lovely day again for our monthly fun ride. 10am prompt we left the unit and headed to the Two Henry's Roundabout, from here we headed in to town on Whitchurch Road turning left at Shillingston Drive and cycled through the estate to Welti Island. We cycled along Sundorne Road and took the footpath alongside Shrewsbury Sports Village to the canal, where we turned right and headed in to town. Our route took us through Castlefields and we cycled along the river to Greyfriars Bridge where we stopped for our usual cake and coffee at the Stop cafe. To return we cycled to the English Bridge, walked across and then rode past the Abbey, cycling in to Tankerville Street and Underdale Road where we joined the cycle path alongside the A5112 Telford Way. Following cycle paths across Heathgates Island past Morrisson's, turning left to go over the railway line bringing us in to Harlescott where we followed Lancaster Road down to Harlescott Lane and back to the unit. Feeling refreshed after riding 13 miles on our two electric bikes. Mel was on the Diamond Step through and I rode the Granite XL, both bikes peformed perfectly and we even had enough energy to play 3 sets of tennis with friends afterwards..

Please note: Our next Sunday Fun Ride will start at the Obelisk by St Julian's Friars.

Our next Sunday Ride is:

Sunday 17th August @ 10am prompt at the Obelisk.

Thank you to everyone who turned up today for our monthly fun Sunday ride.Bike rides Today we had a total of 7 riders, 3 on electric bikes and 4 on conventional cycles.

We left the Obelisk at 5 mins past 10am as a passing cloud threatened to give us a wet start. However, the rain passed us by so off we rode through the quarry in the sunshine to the footbridge. It was a little windy but nothing the riders and bikes could not handle. On reaching the Porthill Bridge we walked over it and crossed the road using the pelican crossing. We cycled up the hill and turned right onto Pengwern Road then first left, heading toward the old A5. We crossed at the pelican crossing and carried on through the housing estate to Crowmere Road, ascoss Radbrook Road and followed the cycle route through Radbrook Estate onto Longden Road which we took to Priory Island. We then followed the Old Roman Road on the cycle path to the Brooklands Island. We went through the underpass and followed the cycle route to Reabrook 
Island, carrying on to the Island by the cinema where we continued on to Monkmoor following the cycle path. We took a left off the track which led us through an estate onto Underdale Road, which we cycled along taking a right turn at the cycle path by Castle Walk leading us to Castlefields Bridge. We then followed the towpath along the river, under the railway, then under the English Bridge and back to Greyfriars and the Obelisk. 

Total mileage was 8.6 miles and 1hr 20 mins in time. Thank you again for all who joined us for the ride and look forward to seeing you all again on our next fun Sunday ride that will take place on 21st September, again leaving from the Obelisk at 10 am. Of course weather permitting.

Please feel free to come and join us then as all are welcome, wether you are a seasoned cyclist or just someone who wants to get a little more confidence cycling around town. Its always easier cycling in a group rather than on your own. Electric and conventional cycles welcome, we don't race, just have some fun on two wheels.

Our next sunday ride is on:

Sunday 21st September @ 10am from Obelisk, Greyfriars. 

Thank you all for joining us on today's Sunday fun ride. The weather was again quite lovely and we had another great turnout. 

We rode from the Obelisk 10am prompt and cycled along the river to the weir for a water break. From there, again following the river and made our way to Route 81 to Telford Way, up to Heathgates roundabout and passing Morrisson's. We turned left following the cycle path over the railway onto Harlecott Ind Est. Down Lancaster Road and then on to Battlefield Way towards the new Mercedes Garage. Tempted to call in to the unit for a coffee, but then decided against it. We rode on the cycle path, to the A5124, turning right to the Two Henry's roundabout. Here we turned right, down the Whitchurch Road heading towards town. We turned left on to Shillingstone Drive and through the estate. Ending up at the Welti Island where we cycled down to the canal path and followed this back into Shrewsbury.

Total mileage was 10 miles and thanks to Melanie's cycling ability arrived back at the Obelisk11-30am. Exactly as planned. Thanks again to our fellow cyclists who joined us for a well earned coffee at the Stop cafe. It was nice to chat to one another and exchange business cards. If you need a flute or wind instrument repaired then Ruth is your girl. Surprising who you meet on these fun rides! We also now know a Pilates teacher for extra excercise opportunities.

Thank you to our Sunday riders and hope to see you all again.

Our next Sunday ride is on:

Sunday 19th October @ 10am from the Obelisk.

Bike ridesAgain a lovely day for a bike ride. Today we decided to have a slightly longer ride and chose a ride to Attingham Park. We had 4 riders on standard cycles and Mel and Myself on electric bikes. We set off and rode down the river bank towards the weir where we stopped for a water break. Continuing along the river side, through the estate and down the cycle path then along the old canal to Uffington. Turning right at the main road we rode for a short distance past the pub and onto the quiet lane that leads up to Upton Magma. Following the signs we turned right at the pub and cycled to Attingham using the minor country lanes. With being cyclists we gained FREE entrance to the grounds and sat down in the sunshine for a coffee and cake. This is where I made a huge mistake. I ordered three cappuccino coffee's. As I was only buying coffee on this occasion for Melanie and myself I must of had a senior moment! Melanie for a start only drinks black coffee, so I was in trouble and then buying 3 cups when there was only 2 of us drinking was unexplainable. Im sure she thinks there is an other woman, but she is quite safe. I blamed it on altitude sickness, after all we were at the top of a hill!  We all drank our coffee's and chatted for a while and then decided to cycle back to the Obelisk down the same route we had taken to Attingham park, so off we set.

The day could not have been better. Sunny and quite warm for October with no wind. We had a great group of bike riders accompanying us today so our thanks go to Paul and Sue, Ruth and Helen, of course not forgetting Melanie. The mileage today was 18 miles with a total of 2 hours cycling. Quite a long Sunday ride but most enjoyable in the sunshine. On our return to the Obelisk we all had another coffee, this time at our favourite coffee shop, 'Stop Cafe'. On this occasion I did remember a black coffee for Melanie so I think she forgave me for me earlier mistake. 

Thank you again to all our riders and hope you can make it for our next Sunday Fun Ride on the 16th November, 10am at the Obelisk.

If you are new to cycling or experienced on electric bikes or conventional cycles you are most welcome to come and join us. It is not a race, just a fun ride. Please give me call on 07523 496902 anytime or call me at the office on 01743 588060 if you would like to try an electric bike first. Alternatively meet us at the Obelisk, St Julian's Friar with your own cycle. If you have purchased an electric bike from another retailer you are still most welcome to come and join us. We leave at 10am prompt, weather permitting. If it is raining please give me a call on 07523 496902 to confirm the ride is still on. 

Our next Sunday ride is on:

Sunday 16th November @ 10am from the Obelisk. NO ride in December due to the Festive Season.

We have been so lucky with our sunday bikes rides with the weather. Again it was a dry day with a little wind but not what you would call a windy day. Setting off again from the Obelisk we walked over the footbrige (Greyfrairs Bridge) and down to Belview Road. Cycled up to and over the railway line onto the cycle path at Raebrook Island on to the old A5. Continued down the cycle paths past Percy Throwers and Gay Meadow down to the Brooklands Roundabout. Crossed at the traffic lights continued through Meole Brace in to Meole Village, getting on to Longden Road just before Nobold. We took the back lanes towards Radbrooke Road, cycling a short distance to the new mini roundabout where we turned left and cycled on to Sandiway, using the cylce paths we made our way through the estate, crossing the old A5 at the pedestrian traffic lights. We then took Woodfield Road, back down towards the Quarry crossing the walk brdge by the Boathouse Hotel. Cycling back through the Quarry along the river side and back to the Olelisk, arriving at 11-30am.  It was a lovely quiet ride with little traffic. I had enough strength left to have a coffee in the Stop Cafe and even bought one for Melanie! The ride length was around 10 miles and 1.5 hrs in time, a nice relaxing ride if I say it myself. 

Sorry there will not be a ride in December as we thought everyone would be busy in the arrangements for the festive season.

Could we wish ALL our Sunday riders a Very Merry Christmas and a safe and Prosperous New Year. Thank you for joining us on our rides and look forward to seeing you all again in 2015.

Our next Sunday ride is next year on:

Sunday 18th January 2015 @ 10am from the Obelisk. (Weather permiting).

What a beautiful day it was for our first Sunday ride of 2015. Have to say it was cold, very, but the sun was shining and the roads and cycle paths were frost free although it did take 5 mins to clear the ice off my car in the morning. Both Mel and I were well wrapped up with gloves, and our hi-viz vest to keep us warm. Mel's new cycling glasses came out of the box for the first time and worked very well keeping the cold air out of her eyes. It was just Mel and myself on todays ride so we tried some new routes.

We left the Obelisk at 10 am sharp and cycled along the river to the footbridge by the Boathouse. Walked over the footbrige, crossed the road by the pelican crossing and rode up the hill turning right on to Pengwern Road then first left. Across the roadabout then right to the old A5. Crossing again at the pelican crossing we took the cycle paths towards the Hospital. We then turned left through Sandiway, taking us on to Radbrooke estate. Following the cycle path on to Longden Road where we turned left and cycled up to the Priory Roundabout turning right following the cycle path down to the Brooklands Roundabout. We walked across the footbridge and cycled towards Sainsbury's crossing at the first Pedestrian crossing. Turning left then and cycling back to Brooklands we carried on the cycle path past the Football Ground. Crossed the main road and cycled on the road (cycle path) until we reached the roundabout by the new industrial estate. We crossed the roundabout and turned left on a cycle path through the estate bringing us out eventually on to London Road. Along London Road for a short distance past the cricket ground and then turned left going straight on over Wenlock Road, carrying on to Sutton road where we turned left and then at the pedestrian crossing turned right on to the cycle path to Reabrook Estate. Crossed at the roundabout, straight on to Sutton Bridge, over the bridge and carried on down the lane to the main road. Crossing the road and turning left at Longden road and cycling to the pedestrian crossing. Using the pedestrian crossing we crossed the road and walked over the footbridge and arrived at 'Stop Cafe' for a well deserved coffee and relax in sunshine. We both had a lovely cup of hot chocolate to warm our insides after our chilly ride. The total distance covered was 8.5 miles with a time of 1hr and 15 mins.

Looking forward to our next ride on:

Sunday 15th February at 10-00am. at the Obelisk.

Well yet another dry day for our monthly Sunday ride. It was a little cold but we were in a positive cycling mood. Cycling today was Ruth, Melanie and myself. Setting off from the Obelisk we cycled through the Quarry to the footbridge, which we walked over, crossed at the pedestrian crossing and cycled up the hill turning right then first left heading towards the old A5. We crossed the road at the crossing following the cycle route to the hospital, turning left on to Crowmere Road, through the estate on to Radbrook Road. We cycled through Radbrook estate on the cycle path making our way to Longden Road. Cycled up to Priory Island turning right following the old A5 down the cycle paths, past Brooklands Island and up past Gay Meadow to Sutton Farm. Cycling down Sutton Road until we reached the cycle path which we followed to Reabrook Island. Crossed at the roundabout and made our way to the bridge over the railway and to Bellevue Road, walked through the footpath on to Longden Road turning left and cycling to the pedestrian crossing by Greyfriars Bridge. we then walked over the brige following the coffee smell until we reached 'Stop Cafe' for our usual hot cuppa and chat. Paul and Sue popped in to see us at the cafe as Paul had hurt his knee at the gym so was unable to join us on the ride. Hopefully, he will be fit enough to join us with Sue, who incidentally has bought herself a lovely new bicycle ready for our next Sunday ride. A big thank you to Ruth for joining us again, as she was having a busy day repairing some more musical instruments. The ride today was relatively short covering around 7/8 miles in 1hr 10 mins. A lovely gentle ride burning off a few calories, then putting them back on with hot Chocolate and coffee's.                                                                                                                Hope to see you agin at our next Sunday ride that will be on 15th March, at 10am from the Obelisk.

Sunday 15th March at 10-00am at the Obelisk. 

We left the Obelisk at 5 mins past 10am as a passing cloud threatened to give us a wet start. However, the rain passed us by so off we rode through the quarry in the sunshine to the footbridge. It was a little windy but nothing the riders and bikes could not handle. On reaching the Porthill Bridge we walked over it and crossed the road using the pelican crossing. We cycled up the hill and turned right onto Pengwern Road then first left, heading toward the old A5. We crossed at the pelican crossing and carried on through the housing estate to Crowmere Road, ascoss Radbrook Road and followed the cycle route through Radbrook Estate onto Longden Road which we took to Priory Island. We then followed the Old Roman Road on the cycle path to the Brooklands Island. We went through the underpass and followed the cycle route to Reabrook 
Island, carrying on to the Island by the cinema where we continued on to Monkmoor following the cycle path. We took a left off the track which led us through an estate onto Underdale Road, which we cycled along taking a right turn at the cycle path by Castle Walk leading us to Castlefields Bridge. We then followed the towpath along the river, under the railway, then under the English Bridge and back to Greyfriars and the Obelisk. 

Total mileage was 8.6 miles and 1hr 20 mins in time. Thank you again for all who joined us for the ride and look forward to seeing you all again on our next fun Sunday ride that will take place on 19th April, again leaving from the Obelisk at 10 am. Of course weather permitting.

Please feel free to come and join us then as all are welcome, wether you are a seasoned cyclist or just someone who wants to get a little more confidence cycling around town. Its always easier cycling in a group rather than on your own. Electric and conventional cycles welcome, we don't race, just have some fun on two wheels. See you there.

 

Sunday 19th April at 10-00am at the Obelisk.

Thank you all for joining us on today's Sunday fun ride. The weather was again quite lovely allbeit a little cold but we had another great turnout. 

We rode from the Obelisk 10am prompt and cycled along the river to the weir for a water break. From there, again following the river and made our way to Route 81 to Telford Way, up to Heathgates roundabout and passing Morrisson's. We turned left following the cycle path over the railway onto Harlecott Ind Est. Down Lancaster Road and then on to Battlefield Way towards the new Mercedes Garage. Tempted to call in to the unit for a coffee, but then decided against it. We rode on the cycle path, to the A5124, turning right to the Two Henry's roundabout. Here we turned right, down the Whitchurch Road heading towards town. We turned left on to Shillingstone Drive and through the estate. Ending up at the Welti Island where we cycled down to the canal path and followed this back into Shrewsbury.

Total mileage was 10 miles and thanks to Melanie's cycling ability arrived back at the Obelisk at11-30am. Exactly as planned. Thanks again to our fellow cyclists who joined us for a well earned coffee at the Stop cafe. It was nice to chat to one another and exchange business cards. If you need a flute or wind instrument repaired then Ruth is your girl. Surprising who you meet on these fun rides! We also now know a Pilates teacher for extra excercise opportunities.

Thank you to our Sunday riders and hope to see you all again.

Our next Sunday ride is on:

 

Sunday 17th May at 10-00am at the Obelisk.

Well, due to some of our regular Sunday riders being on holiday leaving just Melanie and myself for the ride, we decided to check out some new rides for the group. It was a little cloudy with quite a cold breeze but off we went to find pastures new for our group. Hope you can join us on Sunday 21st June to check it out.

 

Sunday 21st June at 10-00am at the Obelisk.

Sorry to say we are not having a ride today as it is Fathers Day. No doubt you will be wanting to spend time with your famalies so it will be the 3rd Sunday in July for our next ride. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

 

Sunday 19th July at 10-00am at the Obelisk.

Wow what a day, Saturday was a great day and we kept our fingers crossed that Sunday would be equally as nice. When I looked out of the bedroom window it had been raining but the sun was shining.Bike rides

On the ride today were two newcomers to our Sunday rides, David and Maggie. Along with regulars Paul and Sue, Ruth, Melanie and myself. It was decided after our Wednesday ride that weather permitting we would cycle to Attingham Park and take a picnic. So all arrived with panniers full of wine, coffee, sandwiches and cakes. The weather was georgeous, sunshine and a little breeze so off we went at 10am prompt. Seven riders in convoy along the river to the wier, through the estate up on to Telford Way. We decided that the old canal path to Uffington would be rather wet so instead we rode up to Heathgates Roundabout and turned right. Riding a short way on the road till we reached the road that runs parellel to Sundorne Road. We then rode down the quieter road to just before Welti Island and cut through to the old canal path. From there to Uffington. We then cycled on the road turning left up to Upton Magna and on to Attingham Park.

The ride took us exactly 1hr and we covered just over 8miles. There was a mixture of electric bikes and standard cycles and all managed the hills with no problem at all.

Bike ridesOn arriving at Attingham Park we left the cycles outside and went in the gardens FREE of charge as cyclists are allowed in free to the gardens. We wandered through the park watching the deer and chatting till we reached the Play area. There we stopped, unloaded our panniers and tucked in to our sandwiches, washed down with the odd glass of Shiraz or coffee. It was very pleasant to just sit and chat and watch the world go by. then it was time for a cappucinno and cake so off we went to the coffee shop in the courtyard for another coffee and scone. 

We had a vote on wether we went back the same way or a different route and Ruth decided we go the same way back and we all agreed. It's suprising that although the road is the same coming from the opposite direction you see so much more. So again our return ride was 1hr and we covered a total of 16.5 miles.

I would like to thank our fellow riders for their company and good humour and look forward to riding with them on our next ride. I am very pleased to say that Melanie, David, Ruth and Paul will be attending a Ride Leader course on Wednesday and will be then qualified along with my good self to take cyclists out and look after then on the roads and cycle paths. Bike rides

If you would like to join us for a ride we have a 'Pedal in the Park' ride every Wednesday, 10am from the Obelisk using the cycle paths and quiet roads covering around 5 or 6 miles in an hour. Beginners are welcome either on electric or standard cycles. it's FREE and after the ride we rest at the Stop Cafe for a well earned coffee and cake. Our Sunday ride is the third Sunday in the Month and covers normally a ride of around 8 or 12miles. Electric and standard cyclists are welcome to join us and again it's FREE. So fingers crossed the weather is good for our next outing. Thankyou again to our friends who turned up for the ride and picnic and hope to see you again on Wednesday.

 

Our next Sunday ride is 20th September at 10-00am fron the Obelisk.

This was a special day for two of our riders. It was both Melanie and Mary's birthday. Unfortunately Mary could not make the ride today but in total 7 riders turned up.

We left the Obelist at 10am and cycled down the towpath to the Weir, continuing through the estate to Telford Way. We then crossed the river and rode down the cycle path to Rea Brook Island. At this roundabout we crossed over and took the cycle path through Sutton Farm onto Oteley Road. Turning right again on the cycle path we passed Gay Meadow and rode down to Brooklands Island. Using the underpass we continued onto Hereford Road. Then through Meole Brace, over the footbridge and into Meole Village. We cycled over the railway line past Meole Brace Science College and followed Mousecroft Lane onto Nobold Lane, then to Radbrook Road, just before the new housing development. We crossed the road and re-joined the cycle path turning left towards Copthorne and cycled through the estate bringing us back onto Roman Road. Following Route 81 we came to Porthill Bridge and cycled back through the Quarry to the coffee shop. The total mileage covered was 10.5miles in 1.5hours. That included stops for water and a breather. 

 

Sunday 27th September. Our fun day in Barmouth.

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This was our day out in Barmouth. There were nine riders on our trip to Barmouth, we met at the unit at 8-30 to 8-45am and loaded 9 bikes in the back of my van. 4 riders on electric and 5 riders on standard cycles. David very kindly took 6 people in his Land Rover and I took 3    including myself in the van. We arrived at 11am and decided to have a coffee first, we find that's a great way to start any ride. You would not believe the day. Not only was it very sunny, but no wind and quite hot too. Just perfect for an 8 mile ride along the waters edge to the railway bridge following the old railway.

Bike rides It was a very pleasant ride with only a few pedestrians and other cyclists on the path but plenty of room for our road train of 9 riders. The old railway bridge that is still in use looked stunning in the lunchtime sunshine. We rode across the bridge in convoy only stopping for the odd photo shoot and to say hello to the other riders coming the opposite way.Bike rides After crossing the bridge we rode a short distance into Barmouth then locked up the bikes, got our sandwiches out and strolled down the promenade till we found a lovely spot and sat on the wall and enjoyed our lunch. The sun was hot, the sky was blue and the company fantastic. We had all brought everything we needed for the ride but no one brought any sun cream! Who would have believed on a late September's day the weather would have been so beautiful? After filling out tummies with sandwiches and cake we decided a ride along the promenade would be the order of the day, so back to the bikes we went and then had a gentle ride down the promenade with the sun on our backs. Maggie decided it was such a lovely day she wanted to stop and buy an ice cream, so we found a lovely promenade cafe and had ice cream, tea, wine and coffee. Not all at the same time I may add. After soaking up the sun and putting the world straight we cycled back to the bridge and as we crossed we were overtaken by a long passenger train.

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(Doesn't David get everywhere?) Just look at that lovely blue sky.

Great to see the bridge with a train crossing. Picking up the old railway track again we had a gentle ride back to the car park where we had left the cars. After loading the bikes in the van we finished the ride with another coffee sat on the balcony of the Hotel.Bike rides

A perfect end to a perfect day.

My thanks go to all who joined us on the ride, especially David for transporting 6 riders and Paul who was rear Ride Leader today looking after the back of the group. A special thanks to Harry who bought an electric bike from me on Friday and joined us for our jolly on Sunday in Barmouth. You are all a great bunch of people and I thank you for your good company and humour on not just this ride but every ride we go on. We all enjoyed it so much we are trying to arrange a ride around Lake Vyrnwy before Xmas, lets hope we can find another Sunday when the sun is shining and the wind is light? Thank you once again to Ruth, Mary, Maggie, Sue and Melanie. Not forgetting the guys Harry, David, Paul and yours truly. Our ride covered a total of 17 miles and we arrived back at the unit at 7pm. See you all soon. Best regards, Ian. Bike ridesBike ridesBike rides

 

 

 

 

 

                                   Not a Bridge Too Far                            Coffee anyone?                                 The Toll Bridge

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Anyone wishing to join our regular Wednesday rides are welcome to just turn up at the Obelisk at Greyfriars Bridge at 10am prompt for a gentle ride on the cycle paths around Shrewsbury. The ride takes about 1hr in total including stops and we cover 5 - 6 miles, so gentle enough for someone who wants to build up confidence on their bike and would feel safer in a group rather than riding alone.

Our Sunday ride is the 3rd Sunday in the month and we do a little more. Still on the cycle paths where possible but this time we cover about 10 - 12 miles in 1.5hrs. Again you are welcome to come along and join in the fun.

 

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Sunday 18th October. Our day out at Lake Vyrnwy.

For a change our regular Sunday riders decided to have a day out at Lake Vyrnwy and what a great idea that was.Bike rides

Although the weather was a little overcast, unlike our day out 3 weeks ago at Barmouth where we needed sun tan cream, today was a little cooler. Off we set from the unit at 9am for the drive to Lake Vyrnwy.Bike rides David and Harry very kindly took their respective cars with a couple of passengers each and set off to the Lake. I set off in the van with all the bikes and collected Kathryn on route. Our plan was to arrive around 10-15am at the Lake carpark and have a coffee and chat before the ride and our timing was perfect. After coffee we unloaded the bikes and decided that although we had all taken sandwiches we would leave them in the cars and collect them later as it's only 11 miles round the Lake and we would be back by 12 noon. So off we went, all 10 of us. Bike ridesIt was great to see so many people there in their hi-viz jackets and cycle helmets. I must say a special thanks to David who traveled with his wife from Chester to join us too.

With Mel leading the ride and me covering the rear, (we decided to give Paul, David and Ruth a day off from leading today) off we went riding anti-clock wise round the lake. The Lake looked lovely and still in the cloudy day, but the rain did just hold off for us. Although it is only 11 miles around the Lake it took us 2 hours to circumnavigate. Not because we were going so slow, it was stopping for photos and to admire the scenery. The views across the Lake were stunning.

On our arrival back to the carpark, one or two of us bought a bacon sandwich,Bike rides me included and with our sandwiches and butty under our arms proceeded to the lower area about 100 yards down the road to eat lunch and put the world to rights. After our butties we decided as we had some time before we needed to head home we would call at the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel for another coffee. From here the views of the Lake were remarkable. We decided next year when the weather was warmer and the days longer we would be back.Bike rides

We left Lake Vyrnwy at 3-30pm and had a nice drive back to the unit and arrived at 4-35pm. 

My thanks go to all the riders who joined me and Mel on the ride, especially David and Harry who used their cars to transport other riders. Kathryn, who came with us for the first time on a Sunday ride, Mary, Ruth and Sue. Not forgetting the boys, David, Paul, Harry, Dave and his lovely wife from Chester. 

 

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The ride around the Lake was 11 miles and took in total 2 hours. This, I have to say pleased Kathryn because the whole 11 miles was on the flat. Kathryn does not do hills! The road around the Lake was well tarmacked with plenty of places for the odd car to pass safely.

We decided next year when we have warmer weather we would do it again, but this time to include the waterfall that is about 1 mile or so off the road through a couple of fields. a couple of other places too are on the agenda for next time. 

The 3rd Sunday next month will be our regular Sunday ride, so we will keep our fingers crossed for a dry day. Please come along and join us on either our weekly Wednesday rides, or our 3rd Sunday in the month rides.

I forgot to say that the rides we have each Wednesday and the 3rd Sundays are all FREE of charge, even the ride to Barmouth and Lake Vernwy are free. I transport the bikes in my van with no charge and one of the gentleman riders offers to use his car to transport the riders. So please come along and have some fun on your bike. Look forward to seeing you. Safe cycling. Ian

Our next Sunday ride is on..

 

Sunday 15th November @ 10am at the Obelisk.

 

 

 

 

 

by Ian Gordon

Why not hire one of our range of electric bikes for the sunday ride? We have 6 styles of electric bike to choose from (if available)? The cost to hire the electric bike for the ride is only £15. Refunded if you decide to buy. Why not try before you buy. It makes sence.