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Ride Report - Goodbye Broom Wagon

11 of us made it out to our most popular club ride which had been put in hastily a week or so before instead of the one initially planned…

The infamous BroomWagon Cafe was opening its doors for one last time.

It only seemed fitting for us to go there for the final time. Made up of the days group were two new faces who had come to try us out, Annabel and Paul, who we hope to see again and thoroughly enjoyed their company.

The Route

No changes were really made to the standard route we always do here. Straight down the main roads that are quiet on a Sunday morning to the cafe and the country lanes for the return journey back to Sitwell HQ.

Cafe Stop

It might have been the last day of business for the BroomWagon guys but the service and quality of food and drink on offer was obviously still top notch.

As was expected it was very busy.

It wasn't just Sitwell CC who wanted to visit one last time and say goodbye.

Very sad to see it closing but a huge thank you to all the staff…

You've fed and watered us cyclists well in the sports heaven (a museum of some of the sports memorabilia).

Group Riding

Again like the majority of club rides now we are sticking together as a group really well. In parts we did split a bit purely due to different fitness levels within the group. But as ever not a problem we soon regrouped and every member tried to keep it at a pace to suit all. Good to see plenty of members taking a turn or two on the front too.

We still will be having club rides to Retford but using a different cafe in future of course.

Our next ride is An Introduction To Club Riding on Saturday 19th November, particularly aimed for newcomers to cycling within a club or for those who just want to come and try us out like our Sunday rides. Duncan will be leading.

Our next Sunday ride is on the Mountain Bikes this Sunday. We're off to Chesterfield from Rother Valley meeting at the cafe at 9am. This is suitable for hybrids and cyclocross bikes also. Jonny will be leading this one.