Mince Pie Run
The famous 'Mince Pie Cycle Run' will again be taking place at Belton Village Hall (10.30am to 12-30pm). Tombola in aid of Rainbows Children's Hospice.
Originally, the 'Loughborough Mince Pie Run' started informally on a wet Sunday CTC run over 40 years ago - Christmas Eve 1978, when Jessie and Ian Hay invited the half dozen bedraggled cyclists home to Long Whatton for hot mince pies and coffee. Then their son Nigel turned up with some equally sodden Loughborough RC members - and the idea for the Mince Pie Run was born!
By 1982, Loughborough Mince Pie Run had already become an institution popular with cyclists all across the East Midlands, with a good chance of meeting people you hadn't seen for months.
The event over the years had evolved and is now organised by CTC East Midlands Region and takes place at Belton Village Hall to accommodate the large number of cyclists turning up. There's also a Tombola in aid of Rainbows Children's Hospice. The last time the vent was run in 2019, an overall donation of £1500 was donated to the organisation, nearly £1000 of which came from Derek Willans' Tombola. A fantastic amount.