Member8 September 2009 at 9:32 pm
There has been some interest shown in doing some localish rides round the Notts and Derby area so in reply to that I am planning the first MTBE.CO.UK (Notts & Derby chapter) easy ride at Teversal near Sutton In Ashfield. The Trails are fairly flat with a mixture of gravel 6 ft wide sections and soil 2 ft wide sections. The Teversal trails are laid out on the route of the old pit railway lines. There is quite a selection of trails in that area and no doubt we will get lost but hey thats part of the fun. I am planning a fairly early (for me) start at 9.30 from the Teversal visitor centre at the end of Carnarvon Street off the B6014 (Fackley Road) at Teversal. There is a large car park and enough people about to make it unlikely that your car will get broken into whilst away. I must stress this will be at an easy pace as both myself and my wife are not fit. So to sum up.
SUNDAY 20th SEPTEMBER 2009
TEVERSAL VISITOR CENTRE.
SK 479 613
SO SLOW YOU WILL HAVE PROBLEMS BALENCING
AN UNFIT, OVERWEIGHT GUY ON A POLISHED ALLY BIKE.
Will all those that are turning up please reply to this thread and please spread the word amongst friends and relatives as the more the merrier.
Member9 September 2009 at 7:25 am
Count me in I will bring along a friend aswell. Any idea of the distance?
Member9 September 2009 at 11:56 am
Hi as a starter just to get to know each other and so we can get home for lunch I would think about 10 mile heading up towards Plesley and back. Its a circular route so you wont get bored seeing the same things twice.
Member9 September 2009 at 3:37 pm
Yep, I’ll be there and maybe the Missus too. Will be riding to Teversal visitor centre via Brierley Forrest Park.
I’ll be the one on the cheap Decathlon Rockrider 5.2 with a beer belly.
Is it still on come rain or shine?
See you folks then.
Member9 September 2009 at 8:15 pm
I will be there even if it snows, cant say the same for my wife though she only rides in the dry which in this country is not very often.
Member10 September 2009 at 7:36 am
Sounds good to me I’ll be there no matter the weather, which I’m sure will be glorious day with a nice tail wind! I’ll be the one that looks about 12 with a trek 6700 and the mandatory beer belly of course
Member10 September 2009 at 7:24 pm
Just a quick mention if anyone is planning to come up the M1 sunday early for the ride its closed between junction 25 and 26 from 21.00 hrs Saturday evening the 19th until 09.00 hrs Sunday 20th. A new bridge is being installed so a farmer dont have to dash across 8 lanes of motorway traffic with his cows.
Member11 September 2009 at 7:34 am
What are the numbers looking like now is it the 3 of us on this post?
Member11 September 2009 at 1:39 pm
People on the ride so far.
1)- ME (Brian)
2)- MY WIFE (IF WEATHER OK) (Sue)
3)- MELEWIE (Lewis)
4)- LEWIS FRIEND (Pete)
5)- ROB (Rob)
6)- ROBS MISSUS (POSS) (Lucy)
I have PMed some other local guys off the site but as yet they have not replied to me. I will edit this message if anyone else contacts me.
Member11 September 2009 at 2:13 pm
I’m bringing a friend with aswell so we have one more. Real name is lewis by the way not melewie (belive it or not)
looking forward to it hopefuly the first of many!
Member11 September 2009 at 6:42 pm
Just a little bit of information about Teversal Trail.
Member12 September 2009 at 2:22 pm
Been out for a blast round the route above this afternoon on my own the distance is 4.6 mile took me 20mins (i had to follow 2 horse riders for a while until they let me pass) but still look to about an hour on our ride as you need to be able to breath to talk to each other. depending on how we feel there are other routes that can extend the ride.
Member13 September 2009 at 6:28 am
There are loads of different routes around this area. One nice and interesting way can be found by going up through Norwood village at the point where you cross the road (after the steep but short hill). This will take us past Hardwick Hall and through Lady Spencer’s Walk. It’s all very pretty, and goes through some nice woods, though these can be a bit boggy at times and there are a few slopes, but we can always walk over the technical bits? Again it’s a circular route and will bring us back to Norwood village to get back onto the Teversal trail. I would imagine this will add another 5 or 6 miles onto the route, will try to clock it later as I’m going that way today.
I seem to be spending most of my life cycling these trails and routes!
Will see you all next Sunday.
Member13 September 2009 at 7:13 pm
A quick update – the Hardwick & Lady Spencer Walk add-on is just under 4 miles according to my Decathlon speedo.
Member13 September 2009 at 8:56 pm
What we could do is add robs section to the ride but leave it open so that anyone only wishing to do the shorter distance can break away and follow the 4.6 mile route, that way we can satisfy all riders. Will you lead the extra section Rob?