At the recent Rangers Meeting, it was suggested and agreed that we should have a change of venue for the November Lunch and combine that with a ride to the Bennerley Viaduct. Ian Dent will lead the ride which will include lunch at a nearby hostelry. The date for this is Thursday 2nd November. Start from Derby Market Place at 10 am.
Total ride distance 28 miles including homeward route via Shipley Park.
Railway enthusiasts will no doubt be interested in a lecture at the Mickleover British Legion on Thursday 26th October at 7.30pm.
The subject is the building from scratch of a Patriot Class Locomotive which is in hand by a dedicated team of enthusiasts. Every one of the old class of the LMS Patriot class locos was scrapped in the Beeching cuts of the early sixties.
Entry to the lecture costs £4 (which will obviously go to a very good cause) and there is free car parking on site. The building is just off Western Road in Mickleover.
Alternatively you can park cars and bikes at our house which is a short walk from the Legion.
This is what the loco will look like when completed.
It will be named "The Unknown Patriot".
Also if you fancy a ride out to Longford on Wednesday 4th October you can see country pursuits such as horse drawn ploughing and manual hedge laying/cutting at the Breadsall Ploughing Match to be held at School House Farm. Entry £6.