Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Ride Wed 19th July is ON

Bill Oppenshaw will lead the ride tomorrow, from the same start, so ignore the last blog.
Thanks Bill.

Ride on Wed 19th July cancelled

Apologies, but due to back problems, I am unable to lead my ride tomorrow.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Club Ride Wed 19th July

Wednesdays 3 bike ride meets at 9.30 at the Cemetery lay-by on Beacon Edge, Penrith and is heading for Grizedale forest visitor centre for lunch, or cafe in Hawkshead depending on the time, via the Kirkstone pass and the Windermere ferry. Return via Dunmail. You need some change for the ferry ticket machine. My favourite day out in the Lakes.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Les' Ride Sunday 16th July

As advertised, rated 2.5 bikes ie steady touring & chatting pace! North via usual back lanes to Talkin, Brampton for lunch then meander back.

Start at our house in Ousby (arrive any time after 9 am but please not earlier) - which literally is a building site as we are in the process of a lounge extension! Any plumbers / joiners / electricians / plasterers in EV?

Or meet en route eg Renwick about 10 am or Talkin Tarn cafe for 11's.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Ride from Kirkby Stephen Wednesday 12th

Published as a bit of a hill fest it's really not too bad and we will be keeping together at a sensible pace! The stats are 1970 m ascent (6460 ft) 108 km (68 mi) and (I think) a great route. We'll stop at Low Row or somewhere in Swaledale then at the Service station on the A66 (grass roof) then take the Lanes through to between Selset and Grassholme reservoirs and back via North Stainmore to Jen's for tea (Thanks Jen!)
GPX of route here

The route starts in Hartley because OS maps don't believe there is a connection between KS and Hartley but we will as usual meet in the car park and then the cloisters (outside the church in KS)  

Jen's Ride on Wednesday 12th July

Obviously you can park at Yew Tree House but I shall leave at 9.15 ready for Kirkby Stephen departure at 9.30 continue via tiny lanes to foot bridge over a ford (help needed please) then Crosby Garret, view of  Sunbiggin tarn aiming for 11's at Newbiggin. Continue via Fat Lamb for lunch/picnic at Farfield Mill then a gentle climb up Garsedale to the Moorcock, a few more hills before a great downhill via Mallerstang to Kirkby Stephen then teas at Jen's. Distance nearer to 45 than 40.

Any from Geoffs ride welcome to call for tea too

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Ride on Friday 14th July

Some of you may be interested in a British Cycling Ride Social that I am organising on Friday 14th July. If you are at free on Friday have a look at ,
To sign up you need to register with British Cycling which is free.
Phil Blanshard