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November News

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Three years ago Richard Bagley didn’t like what he saw when he saw the photographs of him taken at a wedding reception. He decided there and then that his 18 stone weight had to come down. Gym and a strict diet eliminated 7 stone in a year. He then joined Lichfield Ramblers and since then he has done 1000 miles of walking which he celebrated on 12th November at Groby, Leics.

He has more recently taken up cycling. His favourite things are hard-boiled eggs for lunch, water in all its aspects (rivers, canals, lakes, puddles) and Christmas. We wish him well on his next 1000 miles.

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Tom and Carmel Baker have left the group and moved to Scotland, where we hope they will have plenty of chance to roam free. They have led walks for us since 2013 and will be missed. They are shown here (3rd and 4th from left) on their last walk with us at Newton Regis on 26th November. Best wishes to them.

Oh! And on a lighter note again Ed and Jean have got engaged. We also wish them the best.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 November 2017 16:50  


Walking is Healthy

A recent study of 250,000 commuters showed that walking 6 miles a week is good for you, cutting the riskof cancer and heart disease. See BBC Health News

Walking Etiquette

At the recent AGM, different aspects of walking etiquette were raised by several people.  Just to make sure that things go smoothly in future and that we all look after each other:

1) Leaders – PLEASE don’t make walks significantly longer or harder than they are shown in the programme. If you don’t know how long or hard they are ask Phil to check them for you with Memory Map.

2) Leaders – When you stop to allow people at the back to catch up after a hard stretch PLEASE give those people a chance to rest before starting again.

3) PLEASE DON’T walk in front of the leader, unless you’ve asked first. The leader has to make sure that the slowest walkers are in sight, so can’t always go as fast as you’d like.

4) When you reach a turning point PLEASE make sure that you can see the people behind you and that they know where you’re going.  If possible the leader should post a ‘sentry’ to make sure everybody follows.

5) Similarly, when you pass through a gate in a field with animals in PLEASE DON’T leave it open, relying on people far behind to close it.  Wait, or post a sentry to look after it.

6) Finally, PLEASE be prepared to use your car when you go on the short walks.  The success of the scheme is going to rely on this.


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