David attended the annual East Midlands CTC Rally at Beaumanor Hall over the Bank Holiday weekend and writes:
This year the weekend was extended to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. The number of campers was up with cyclists from around the East Midlands: Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Northampton and Milton Keynes.
Saturday’s ride took us to Langar Airfield used during WW2 for bombers and now a skydiving centre.
Sunday was very wet and cold but I did some of the shorter ride as far as East Midlands Parkway Station, stopping to dry out a bit. Coach loads of passengers came and caused a large queue to the refreshment shop.
I then decided to cut the route short and join Peter back to Loughborough to have lunch at Weatherspoons.
Max was there and I joined him after the meal to visit the Museum in the park.
On Monday the weather was dry and sunny. The 50-mile ride led by Jeff from Nottingham took us to Melton Mowbray for our first stop at a Park Cafe. The fun fair was on with busy roads. From here we cycled to Oakham via Wissendine and a track full of holes.
A group cycled back to Northampton on Tuesday.