Monday, 28 April 2014

L'Eroica Britannia

Don’t know if you are all aware of L'Eroica Britannia, a weekend-long festival celebrating cycling heritage, local territory and overall Britishness. It begins June 20th, culminating on the 22nd with a vintage cycle ride over 3 different routes round the Peak District National Park. See

They are looking for 2 local volunteers to help with directional marshalling on the 22nd June from 12 noon to 2 pm.  If any of you are interested please contact Marco Mori at   

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Evening ride - Hope Valley

Simon Geller of the Sheffield Rangers group has suggested a ride on the evening of Tuesday, 13 May 2014, over a new section of National Route 6, in the Hope Valley. NCR6, when complete, will run from London (more or less) to Carlisle. Closer to home, the route goes from Derby to Nottingham, through Clipstone Forest and Clumber Park, and on to Worksop, Rother Valley Country Park, Rotherham and Sheffield. The trail continues westwards to the Hope Valley, and should eventually extend to Manchester. The Sheffield group has been responsible for signing this new bit, as far as the border with Derbyshire, and it is possible that our group will be asked to continue the signing through our county.
Meet at 18:00 at the Norfolk Arms, Ringinglow.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Another unusual sign - an apology!

I saw this unusual sign last August on Route 75 (Glasgow to Edinburgh), near Armadale station. It's not often we get an apology for the quality of our trails!