Annual Club Holiday
Every year Club members go off for a week to ride together somewhere else. Recent holidays have been in Dalbeattie, Lincolnshire and Anglesey. As the years go by, the quality of accommodation that we book has got better as small complexes of holiday cottages have come available. What stays the same is riding together to explore new countryside and new lanes. Not everyone rides every day and there is always a group walk on at least one day. We go out for a meal together as a group one evening and on a different evening there will be a social gathering for a quiz or singing. On other evenings people gather in smaller groups to cook together or go out to eat or to find a pub.
This year the Club is off to a group of holiday cottages near Bakewell in Derbyshire at Haddon Grove. They have an indoor pool and games room and a large locked bike store. One of the properties, "Farmhouse", has a large dining area which can seat up to 30 people, so on some nights we can eat all together. Derbyshire has lots of interesting places to visit as well as excellent cycling and walking routes, although there are some steep climbs! If you want to get a flavour of what happens, have a look at the accounts of previous holidays in 2016 and 2017. If you want to see if there are any places left, contact Patience, the Social Secretary.