Mince Pie Run - CANCELLED due to Covid-19
*Regrettably, the 'Mince Pie Run' which was scheduled for Sunday 19th December has been CANCELLED after considering the current high levels of contagion of Covid-19, together with the possible risk to both volunteers and participants due to the nature of the event. It is hoped that the situation will be much improved in 2022 and the plan is to run it again on Sunday 18th December 2022.
The famous 'Mince Pie Cycle Run' usually takes place at Belton Village Hall (10.30am to 12-30pm) with a 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.