and a reminder that the Rangers' monthly lunches continue on the first Thursday of the month at Don Amott's Café, Hilton. Meet at 12.30 - 13.00 All welcome.
Eileen is expecting us!
Sunday, 2 January 2022
Tuesday, 2 November 2021
Thursday, 30 September 2021
Wednesday, 1 September 2021
Thursday, 3 June 2021
At last, the monthly Rangers' lunches have restarted. Following a 'trial run' last week, they continue on the first Thursday of the month, meeting at Don Amott's Café in Hilton.
Today it was fine enough to sit outside - maximum of six to a table - so we used two tables. If you haven't been for some time, they were busy over the winter installing new decking, so now plenty of outside seating.
The next lunch will be on Thursday, July 1st - all welcome: Rangers old and new, wives, partners and friends.
Tuesday, 1 September 2020
Tuesday, 11 August 2020
Greetings fellow rangers - hope you are all well - it's been rather quiet on this site for a while.
Is it time for the monthly meetings at Don Amott's to restart? They have been open for a while now, serving at the door, with plenty of outside chairs.
For those on Facebook, you may be interested in the site "The Friargate Line (The Genuine FB Group)"
At the start of 'lockdown', I avoided the Mickleover Greenway, due to reports of it being busy, but have recently returned to find no major problems and only a little litter. Some signs and plastic stickers have appeared, asking people to keep their distance and close the gates after them. These have Derby City Council markings on them, although they are not the controlling authority. I have a guess where these have come from, but will only confirm when I find out for certain!
Best wishes and hope to see you soon.
Monday, 16 December 2019
Friday, 29 November 2019
As at Friday afternoon on the 29th, no progress was seen.
Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Sunday, 8 September 2019
Date for your Diaries.
Sunday, September 15th, is the annual Derby Triathlon based at Etwall Leisure Centre. Some of the local lanes will be busy with cyclists and Route 549, between Sutton Lane and the Kingfisher Bridge area, will be busy with runners.
However, you can start your winter shopping as Big Bobble Hats will have a stall at the leisure centre.
Monday, 2 September 2019
Sunday, 4 August 2019
There are a lot of hills!
Wednesday, 17 July 2019
Sunday, 30 June 2019
Here is a selection.
|The little boy at the front was sponsored to the tune of about £1000 for the charity, his father being the manager of a supermarket.|
|Alan Locke is amused by the signing at the Bennerley Viaduct.|
It says "Great Northern Railway Path".
|Mavis, Peter, Martin and Alan riding on the newly surfaced Riverside Path to Elvaston. Note Alan's same shirt as above. He now has more than one shirt, we believe.|
|At Buckingham Palace. The highlight of the year was our trips to London by train.|
These were organised by Peter Ford and much appreciated by the rest of us, who had not travelled by train for years. What a revelation it was.
|At the Cutty Sark.|
|Alan, Mavis and Phil struggling through the mud whilst surveying what was later to become the Breadsall Greenway.|
Saturday, 29 June 2019
Work has started to construct a new all weather multi-user path through Darley Park alongside the River Derwent. Apart from the obvious local benefit, this path marks the Southern end of the Derwent Valley Cycleway, which eventually will run all the way to Matlock, where it will join with the White Peak Loop.
Completion of the Darley Park path is likely in Autumn 2019.
On the right is the original desire line footpath. The new path will be closer to the river and not straight, so much more attractive as well as more practical.
Also (below) the improvements to NCN Route 54 on Alfreton Road are now complete, making this path 100% safer for cyclists.
Wednesday, 26 June 2019
A short distance away, another car has gone off the road on a sharp bend but this driver was lucky in that the car ran into a hedge and a ditch.
So watch out for idiot drivers!
Sunday, 23 June 2019
Saturday, 25 May 2019
If you have never been to one of the HSBC City Rides then why not try one in Birmingham on Sunday 9th June,
Read all about it and register for free HERE
Or just turn up at the start, or join the ride at any point.
Some of the city's streets are closed to traffic and there will be thousands of cyclists taking them over. Also lots of cycling related activities around the route, mostly in the parks. The ride route is only 5km but packed with cyclists of all ages.
Take your bike on the train - good value if you book ahead (ie now) on the internet (East Midlands Trains web site), especially if you have a Railcard. You don't even need to take your own bike, as you can hire an Ebike for free if you book it on line.
See you there!
Two more such events within reach of Derby are in Sheffield on 14th July and Leicester on 25th August.
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
If you have a copy you will be pleased to know that may be worth £70 - at least that's what a bookseller was asking for a copy at the recent model railway exhibition in Derby's Roundhouse.
Copies are available on Amazon for £48.