Change of venue – October 8th

By popular demand the venue to the ride on Wednesday 8th October is changed to The Kings Head in Spratton.   Thanks to Andy Waller for leading the ride.

Calendar Update – Autumn and Winter

Here are the diary dates running up to the New Year:

September

Wed 3rd Stag’s Head Maidwell, Neil Holman 6.45pm

Sun 7th Mkt Harb town centre to Rockingham tea rooms 9am

Tues 9th Harlestone Firs 7.20pm Ian Mansfield

Wed 10th Rothwell Town Centre Tony Bowner 6.45pm

Tues 16th Harlestone Firs 7.20pm Ian Mansfield

Wed 17th Husbands Bosworth 6.45pm Neil Holman

SUN 21st CATS Trailquest at Billesdon      (Plus Cycle 4 Cynthia at Lamport)

Tues 23rd Harlestone Firs 7.20pm Ian Mansfield

Wed 24th Naseby Village Hall, Neil Holman 6.45pm

Sun 28th Loddington Autumn Epic 80km+ Martyn Bevan 8.30am

Tues 30th Harlestone Firs 7.20pm Ian Mansfield

October

Wed 1st CATS AGM at the Stag’s Head, Maidwell.
7pm for food for a 7.45pm Meeting

Tues 7th Harlestone Firs 7.20pm Ian Mansfield

Wed 8th Wilbarston Village Hall, Neil Holman 6.45pm

Sun 12th TBC Andy Carter 9am

Tues 14th Harlestone Firs 7.20pm Ian Mansfield

Wed 15th Black Horse, Foxton Neil Holman 6.45pm

Tues 21st Harlestone Firs 7.20pm Ian Mansfield

Wed 22nd Brixworth Country Park, Andrew Waller / Gary Hill 6.45pm

Sun 26th Cannock Chase MMBO event

Tues 28th Harlestone Firs 7.20pm Ian Mansfield

Wed 29th Cherry Tree, Little Bowden Neil Holman 6.45pm

November

Tues 4th Harlestone Firs 7.20pm Ian Mansfield

Wed 5th Stag’s Head, Maidwell. Neil Holman 6.45pm

Sun 9th Mkt. Harb town centre to Wistow Tea Rooms Neil Holman 8.30am

Tues 11th Harlestone Firs 7.20pm Ian Mansfield

Wed 12th Brampton Halt Ian Mansfield 6.45pm

Tues 18th Harlestone Firs 7.20pm Ian Mansfield

Wed 19th Cherry Tree, Little Bowden Neil Holman 6.45pm

Tues 25th Harlestone Firs 7.20pm Ian Mansfield

Wed 26th Brampton Halt, Gary Hill 6.45pm

Sun 30th Mkt. Harb town centre to Sweethedges Neil Holman 9am

December

Tues 2nd Harlestone Firs 7.20pm Ian Mansfield

Wed 3rd Cherry Tree Little Bowden Neil Holman 6.45pm

Tues 9th Harlestone Firs 7.20pm Ian Mansfield

Wed 10th CATS Annual Drink The Stag’s Head, Maidwell. Food from 7pm

Tues 16th Harlestone Firs 7.20pm Ian Mansfield

Wed 17th Brampton Halt, Andrew Waller 6.45pm

Merry Christmas

Sun 28th CATS CRACKER TBC

Happy New Year

Calendar Update – Spring and Summer Rides

The Calendar has been updated with all the Spring and Summer Rides rides.

March

Sun 30th Bakewell Ride, Darren Hooper (BST begins so don’t forget to alter your clocks)

April

Tues 1st Harlestone Firs, Ian Mansfield, 7.20pm

Wed 2nd Stag’s Head, Maidwell, Neil Holman 6.45pm

Tues 8th Harlestone Firs, Ian Mansfield, 7.20pm

Wed 9th Naseby Village Hall, Neil Holman 6.45pm

Tues 15th Harlestone Firs, Ian Mansfield, 7.20pm

Wed 16th Loddington Sports Hall, Martyn Bevan 6.45pm

Tues 22nd Harlestone Firs, Ian Mansfield, 7.20pm

Wed 23rd Shoulder of Mutton, Great Bowden Andrew Holt 6.45pm

Sun 26th Wakeley Woods ride across to Sulehay Quarry for course preview 9am Neil Holman / Martyn Bevan

Tues 29th Harlestone Firs, Ian Mansfield, 7.20pm

Wed 30th Harlestone Firs, Ian Mansfield, 6.45pm

May

Tues 6th Harlestone Firs, Ian Mansfield, 7.20pm

Wed 7th Borough Hill, Daventry, Neil Holman 6.45pm

Friday 9th 1st Round FNSS Borough Hill, Daventry

Tues 13th Harlestone Firs, Ian Mansfield, 7.20pm

Wed 14th Cross Keys, Kings Cliffe, Martyn Bevan

Friday 16th 2nd Round FNSS Sulehay Quarry, Near Yarwell

Tues 20th Harlestone Firs, Ian Mansfield, 7.20pm

Wed 21st Tollemache Arms, Harrington, Neil Holman 6.45pm

Tues 27th Harlestone Firs, Ian Mansfield, 7.20pm

Wed 28th Irchester Country Park, Mark Spittles 6.45pm

June

Sun 1st Rushden & Higham Rugby Club NN10 0SA Tony Clarke 9am (to Grafham Water 45miles ish)

Tues 3rd Harlestone Firs, Ian Mansfield, 7.20pm

Wed 4th Kings Head, Spratton, Andrew Waller 6.45pm

Tues 10th Harlestone Firs, Ian Mansfield, 7.20pm

Wed 11th Black Horse, Foxton Darren Hooper 6.45pm

Tues 17th Harlestone Firs, Ian Mansfield, 7.20pm

Wed 18th Husbands Bosworth, Neil Holman 7.45pm

Tues 24th Harlestone Firs, Ian Mansfield, 7.20pm

Wed 25th Brixworth Country Park, Gary Hill, 6.45pm

Sun 29th Mkt. Harborough town centre to Sweethedges, Neil Holman 9am

July

Tues 1st Harlestone Firs, Ian Mansfield, 7.20pm

Wed 2nd Wilbarston Village Hall, Neil Holman 6.45pm

Tues 8th Harlestone Firs, Ian Mansfield, 7.20pm

Wed 9th Kings Arms, Desborough, Alex Smith 6.45pm

Tues 15th Harlestone Firs, Ian Mansfield, 7.20pm

Wed 16th Black Horse, Foxton, Darren Hooper 6.45pm

Tues 22nd Harlestone Firs, Ian Mansfield, 7.20pm

Wed 23rd Loddington Sports Hall, Martyn Bevan 6.45pm

Tues 29th Harlestone Firs, Ian Mansfield, 7.20pm

Wed 30th Spanhoe Aerodrome, Bulwick Estates 6.45pm

Aug

Fri 1st Round 12 FNSS at Spanhoe, Bulwick Estates Ian Mansfield / Martyn Bevan

Wed 6th Wilbarston Village Hall, Neil Holman 6.45pm

Wed 13th Rockingham Forest Clubhouse Neil Holman 6.45pm

Wed 20th Husbands Bosworth, Neil Holman 6.45pm

Fri 22nd FNSS BBQ & Handicap race Martyn Bevan / Neil Holman

Wed 27th Irchester Country Park, Mark Spittles 6.45pm

Cracker Sportive Reccy Ride – December 22nd.

Feeling a bit guilty for the Spittles putting out the arrows so I have suggested that we at least show them the route.    Plan is to meet at Naseby village hall by 9:00,  ride the 40km route,  find the new cafe in Naesby for cake and coffee, then ride the 30km.

Everyone is welcome to join us,                       Ian

Christmas Drinks Rides (Dec 4th) and Harlestone Firs (Dec 3rd)

It’s Christmas drinks at Maidwell on Wednesday Dec 4th.      There are two rides planned,  one from, what was, “The Bell” ,  Market Harborough, leaving at 6:15.  The other ride will leave the Windhover, Northampton, at 6:20 and be at the Spratton junction on the BVW around 6:30.    Both rides should get to the Stag’s Head around 7:00 in time to order food.

I will not be in Harlestone Firs this week, December 3rd,  Jade has a Christingle so I can not come out to play!

Ian

Not leading rides in the Firs – October 15, 22 & 29

Just a “heads up” to everyone about my Tuesday rides around Harlestone Firs.   I will not be around for the last three Tuesdays in October.  Family and work commitments should be done by November,  so I plan to be back for Bonfire Night – November 5th!

Ian

Change of meeting place, 29th Sept. now Northampton

With Martyn still recovering and unable to lead the ride Ian Mansfield will lead a ride starting from Sixfields Northampton.    Same start time of 9:00, ride 50-60km and back around 13:00.  Will include a stop for cake and coffee.                     Meet in the Ten Pin Bowling / Pizza Hut car park.

Diary Dates September to Christmas

Here are the diary dates for the rest of 2013 including a few Sunday rides.
The Google Calendar has been updated and includes a link to a map of the meeting place.
Ian Mansfield will be starting up his rides around Harlstone Firs on a Tuesday evening on the 10th. Meet at the main gates at 7.20pm for a hour of riding the singletrack’s around the woodland.
SEPTEMBER
Wed 11th Brixworth Country Park,    6.45pm   Neil Holman
Wed 18th Wilbarston Village Hall,    6.45pm   Neil Holman
 Sun 22nd Cycle for Cynthia, Northampton OR MTQ at Chipping Camden in the Cotswolds
THEN AT 4pm IS THE CATS MBC SOCIAL AT THE STAG’S HEAD, MAIDWELL
Wed 25th King’s Head, Spratton,   6.45pm   Andrew Waller
Sun 29th Loddington Village Hall at 9am, Martyn Bevan is doing a ride, 50 – 60km with café stop
OCTOBER
 Wed 2nd Harlestone Firs,        6.45pm   Ian Mansfield  
                                         CHANGED TO ORIGINAL E-MAIL
Wed 9th Desborough (Oak Tree pub on old A6),  6.45pm  Alex Smith
                                      CHANGED TO ORIGINAL E-MAIL
Sun 13th MTQ at Lewknor, Chilterns
Wed 16th Naseby Village Hall,   6.45pm    Neil Holman
Sun 20th Market Harborough to Rockingham Tea Rooms 9am   Neil Holman
 Wed 23rd CATS AGM Stag’s Head, Maidwell. 7.30pm
Sun 27th MTQ at Cannock Chase
WINTER PROGRAM
Wed 20th  Cherry Tree, Little Bowden  6.45pm
       (addtion to original e-mail)
NOVEMBER
Wed 6th Brampton Halt    6.45pm
Wed 13th Cherry Tree, Little Bowden  6.45pm
Sun 17th MTQ
Wed 20th Brampton Halt  6.45pm
Sun 24th  Loddington Village Hall at 9am, Martyn Bevan is doing a ride, 50 – 60km with café stop
Wed 27th Cherry Tree, Little Bowden 6.45pm
DECEMBER
Wed 4th CATS Annual Drink, Stag’s Head, Maidwell. From 7.00pm
Wed 11th Brampton Halt  6:45pm
Wed 18th Cherry Tree, Little Bowden.  6:45pm
       (addtion to original e-mail)
HAPPY CHRISTMAS
Sunday 29th CATS CRACKERS TRAILQUEST

HAPPY NEW YEAR

JANUARY
Wed 8th Cherry Tree, Little Bowden 6.45pm

Quality Gurning at the FNSS Handicap race

Martyn Kew Andy Tandem

Sunday Ride out from Brackley (28/07/2013)

Jason is leading a ride from Brackley on Sunday morning.

Meet in town centre car park (right in the centre by the square) at 0900 ready to leave by 0915.
Approx 3hr ride (need to be back for 1230).
70% off road woods / bridleways / singletrack
30-40 miles in total.
Please can you confirm via forum / email if you are attending, jkew at outlook.com