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Mapperley Top’s Bread and Bitter has a new fitness club. Cyclists, keen to counter calorie overkill, have made the pub their base for the B&B Harriers. And it’s up and running already with an inaugural, and well attended ride, to the Half Moon at Morton on Sunday 14 June. The group, led by veteran Richard Wilson, includes pub regulars, Mapperley and Woodthorpe residents, and a few proper cyclists.

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With plans in place to make these easy-going fun runs a regular pub excursion, manager James Halfpenny says everyone with anything from a 1950s Trent Tourist to the hottest Claud Butler is welcome to join in. “We’re really happy at the numbers who turned out for our first impromptu run. There’s definitely enough interest for this to become a regular summer activity.

“Our sole problem is our location. Geography means the road home is always up hill,” he says.

Full details of the next tours are posted at the Bread and Bitter.