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Kevin Smith2019-12-23 11:40:43Nottinghamshire

Hi all,

I've just taken on the role of Regional Organiser for the Notts region. Over the holiday period, I will contact all members with a view of gauging interest for runs out and social gatherings.

Looking forward to meeting members, and meanwhile, watch this space for news on group rides/meetings. 

Kevin Smith2021-03-22 11:34:57Nottinghamshire

Good morning all, It was really great to meet everyone on the call Zoom yesterday evening, thank you for attending and all the input everyone gave. We hope the group will go on to flourish, and we can all be part of a friendly, social and active group. Just a few notes to share with the group from our meeting. Attendee's location Kevin & Tracey Smith- Sherwood. Colin & Rosy Gray- West Bridgford. Andrew & Sally Wheeler- Grantham. Steve & Irene Dickman- Fiskerton. Simon & Jill Cocker- Grantham. After introductions, we discussed possible dates for our first tandem outing as a group, taking into account the governments planned easing of restrictions. 1st ride Sunday 13th June 2021 Meet at Trent Bridge- Bridge Café/sandwich bar. No toilets here, only a small venue. Around 40 miles with stop midway through the ride for refreshments – Through The Gate. An interesting Buffalow farm, c/w derivative food products! Group aiming at staying together/regroup as required – its not a race! Ride to be added to Tandem club website (whats on section) and emailed out to all on Nottinghamshire regional group email- with meeting point, GPX route. We would look at alternating start locations for future rides. Dates for monthly rides TBC, but initially second Sunday of month? Although not mentioned during the Zoom meeting, if you have any ride suggestions or are happy to lead a ride, please speak up. Hoping to see you all soon Kevin & Tracey

David Boden2021-05-31 08:56:58Nottinghamshire

hey that's great... I hope to be riding with you soon... I am just awaiting for my wife legs..

Kevin Smith2021-06-16 11:16:05Nottinghamshire

Our inaugural Nottinghamshire regional club ride took place last Sunday. A great 40m route in the most perfect weather

Kevin Smith2021-08-23 08:10:36Nottinghamshire

Another great group ride out yesterday. We had seven Tandems turn out, the weather held out, in fact it became quite warm. our new group is growing rapidly, with more than a doubling of numbers since the first one. with 30 members in the region, im sure there's still more to come.

Kevin Smith2021-08-23 08:14:01Nottinghamshire

Gannets Cafe

Colin Gray2021-08-23 08:21:34Nottinghamshire

Yes nice ride yesterday and it was really good to get 7 tandems out. Really enjoyed the company.

Kevin Smith2021-09-26 08:59:35Nottinghamshire
September Group Ride

Byards Leap,

Another great ride out yesterday, to the above location for a late Brunch. weather better than forecast, in fact, it became warmer as the day went on. A nice steady pace, made for a very social affair indeed, leading to a full day out on the bike.


For anyone wishing to know where the name 'Byards leap' came from. Its the legend of a horse by the same name, leaping 60ft in the air as the rider slayed a local witch!  There is a commemorative plaque nearby. 

Kevin Smith2021-09-28 15:32:30Nottinghamshire

You'll note that I've added upcoming ride dates, will add detail as I build and check the rides.

Kevin Smith2021-10-11 17:40:32Nottinghamshire

I keep saying this, but another great ride and day out. 11 tandems and a solo yesterday for our ride out from Newark to Doddington Hall.

Kevin Smith2021-10-11 17:44:58Nottinghamshire

Crossing the A1

Kevin Smith2021-11-15 09:54:52Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire Group ride November

Four units and a solo out for a lovely Autumn ride. some of us arrived early at the meeting point for breakfast and stayed on after the ride for lunch at the King Fisher Lodge, Sibthorpe. The day started fresh and somewhat misty, but developed into a sunny day, allowing the autumn colours to really glow. We stopped for a quick group photo at Scarrington, having the worlds largest pile of horse shoes! suitably adorned for the day. Coffee stop was at Hickling Wharf, where we had tables reserved. From there, the roads were super quiet all the way back to the start. Another great day out!

Kevin Smith2021-12-15 09:38:55Nottinghamshire

Christmas Lunch at the King Fisher Lodge

Kevin Smith2021-12-15 09:38:56Nottinghamshire
Christmas Lunch at the King Fisher Lodge
Christmas Lunch at the King Fisher Lodge

We had a great time on Saturday. 20 members turned out for lunch, some rode there and back, some arrived by car. The food was very good in quality and value for money. Everybody seemed to enjoy the meal, and we've had some very good feed back. 

Kevin Smith2021-12-15 09:42:53Nottinghamshire

Christmas Lunch at the King Fisher Lodge

Kevin Smith2022-01-10 09:08:03Nottinghamshire
january Club ride
january Club ride

Just four units braving the cold this month, Colin and Rosy Gray, Richard and Jane Fuller and my wife and I, Martin and Alison Purser met us at Kneesal. Although it turned out to be not as cold as we thought, with some welcome sunshine. Nice stop for coffee at the New Field Dairy Cafe, near Hockerton. Photo courtesy of Martin and Alison Purser.

Kevin Smith2022-03-14 10:28:02Nottinghamshire
Group ride 13-03-22
Group ride 13-03-22

7 units including the usual Tandem Trike of Martin and Alison Purser. a mostly mild and sunny if a little windy ride into the Vale of Belvoir. A lunch rest at the Forge Tea rooms at Muston, and a sunny, less windy ride home. 

Kevin Smith2022-03-14 10:33:24Nottinghamshire
On the road!

Kevin Smith2022-05-08 19:11:14Nottinghamshire

What a brilliant day out today, new to the group were Ian and Joe Postlethwaite too

The Sprint finish!!

Richard and Jane

John and Tracey

Kevin Smith2022-05-08 19:13:33Nottinghamshire

New group addition Ian and Joe with Colin and Rosy