Saturday, 21 April 2018

2 Bike ride Sunday 22nd

Apologies for the late blog but both of us were out of the country. Back now so we are leading a ride from Beacon Edge cemetery, Penrith, leaving 9.30am to Talkin Tarn. About 40 miles, with a cafe or picnic for early lunch. One stop only. Hope to see lots of you there.
Phil and Rosie B

Friday, 20 April 2018

John R’s Ride Sunday 22nd April

Parking will be in along from Abbey Bridge Lanercost on the LHS (you have gone too far if you reach the cafe Car Park) The route planned will go to Askerton and is undulating to start with. From here we will go to Bewcastle and either follow the Reivers route to Blackpool Gate or contour round via Roughsyke. Thence we will travel through Kershope Forest to a late 11’s /early lunch stop at the Olive Cafe in Newcastleton. Our return route will take us along the B6357 to Kershopefoot and is flatter than the morning ride. The tearoom in Walton is open until 1600 hrs for a tea stop at the end of the ride


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Cafe Open in Border Country

Hello Eden Valley Cycle Club

Some of you may already know the cafe at Slack House Farm (Cycle Route 72 - B6318) We are open for the season and ideally located for food, refreshments and cake.  

After the Roman Fort at Birdoswald, turn left at the junction and only 200mtrs on the right.

A warm welcome to you all.

Bryony and Joy

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

2 Bike Ride: Wednesday 18th April.

The ride starts from Greystoke at 9.30am.
We will take the direct route to the shore of Ullswater via Wreay and then hopefully enjoy a spring morning ride around the lake to 11's at Glenridding. The ride then climbs over to Dockray and on to Mungrisedale. Lunch will be either at Mungrisedale (early) or Unthank (late) depending on how people feel.
The overall distance should not exceed 40 miles.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Club Ride Wednesday 18 April

Wednesday's ride will officially start from Burneside Church at 0930. As usual, there will be parking for a few cars on our drive.
The route will take us over Kirkstone to Glenridding where we will have 11s. From here we head for Threlkeld via Matterdale End and on to St Johns in the Vale. We will probably have to use the A591 if the road around the back of Thirlmere is still closed to get to Grasmere for lunch. The return leg will take us through Ambleside and over Holbeck Lane for a total distance of approx. 60 fairly hilly miles.
The forecast is looking good and there will be post ride refreshments in Bowston, so a grand day out should be had by all!
Keith G.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

2 Bike Ride Sunday 15th April

Ride basically as published. 15 miles from Greystoke to Mungrisdale via Hesket Newmarket. Then a further 15 miles to lunch at Pooley Bridge. A short ride then back to Greystoke. Looking forward to some slightly warmer weather.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Ride Wednesday 11th April

(Start 0930 at GR 488337 Phone box at Catterlen road end B5305)

The weather is not looking too bad maybe even a bit of sun! So although we may modify the route I intend to go for the seaside trip. The planned route totals are about 109km 1065m ascent. We go out via Caldbeck Wherriggs and Abbeytown and returning via Aspatria and Fletchertown.
Coffee will be late at Wheyrigg Hotel (approx 11.30) rather than Wigton but we may prefer to stop at lunch and tea instead. Let me know if you would like to meet up at coffee and I will make sure we stop there!
Hope to see lots out for the seaside trip!

Whilst writing - I know a few club members are doing the Forrest of Bowland sportive on Sunday(good luck and I hope the weather stays fair) but if anyone would like a lift to the superior Daffodils sportive starting in Thirsk and travelling through the wonderful North York Moors (did it last year and going back for more!) let me know and make sure you get your entry in by Wednesday.