Monday, 26 June 2017

Coffee stops/11s/self led rides to...

we are very sad that two of our popular venues - Thiefside and Stainton - are not going to be open to us in the future. We wish their proprietors the very best in the future, whatever it brings. We are also thinking that Pooley Bridge - which has made us very welcome - is not the place to be in July and August - even if they can fit us in, the roads will be very busy. So on Sunday 2 July the coffee stop will be at Melmerby Village Hall (or you can go at tea-time) to coincide with the Audax style rides leaving at 10 and at 12 from Melmerby Village Hall that day - details to be posted shortly. In the meantime, if you have any suggestions about cafes within a 10 mile radius of Penrith, please use the comments opportunity below. Cafes which have popular Sunday roast menus are best avoided that day. The remaining cafes for the next runs list are:

Wednesdays: The Pot Place (1), Mill Yard café Morland (2) Abbott Lodge (3) Mrs Miller's Culgaith (4) ....(5) Sundays: Granny Dowbekins at Pooley Bridge (except for August - see runs list when it comes out)(1) Melmerby Stores and tea room (2) Brougham Hall (3) Booths (4).....(5)


Thursday, 22 June 2017

Moderate bike ride on Sunday 25 June

There are no changes planned to the route on the runs list. We will meet at Appleby cloisters, aiming to leave at 9.30 with tea/coffee 10.30/11 at Culgaith. We then travel along the west of the river to Lazonby for a picnic lunch by the bridge. I may put in an afternoon tea stop depending on the ride conditions. This is stage two of the 'River Eden Source to Sea' route devised by John Wilson - thank you, John. Alison

Monday, 19 June 2017

Club ride - Wed 21st June

The ride will start from behind the pub in Calthwaite at 9.30am.   There are a few changes to the ride.   Instead of going into Alston, the route will include going direct to Nenthead via Garrigill.    I have no plans for stop for 11's unless riders want to.     Lunch will be in Allendale.   Possibility of an afternoon stop at the community cafe in Hallbankgate.   Total distance approx 70 miles.   The forecast is for showers and sunny intervals.      I hope I have not discouraged anyone coming on the ride.   I hope to see you at the start.

Friday, 16 June 2017

2 bike ride Sunday 18th

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The ride will start at Dalston new carpark at 9.30. 11s will be at Watchtree and lunch will be BYO sandwiches to the chapel at Port Carlisle where there is tea and coffee making facilities or you can go to the Highland Laddie at Glasson.

Flat, easy paced about 40 miles but we can see how we feel on the day. The forecast at the moment is good so hopefully it will stay that way.

There will be a cup of tea and a piece of cake at 37 Carlisle Rd afterwards.


Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Moderate Ride Wednesday June 14

Route as posted on the Runs List. However, please note that we will arrive at Morland (the 'Alternative' elevenses meet as well) probably a bit later than 11. A late lunch stop at the Pot Place is also planned.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Club Ride Wednesday 14 June

Wednesday's ride will leave Grasmere (Quarry Car Park at White Moss opposite the toilets) at 0930.
The route will take us over Holbeck Lane to Staveley and Winster before we reach Bowland Bridge Stores Cafe for 11's. From here we will climb over Gummers Howe and from Newby Bridge we will head for Coniston via Bouth and Spark Bridge and enter via the east side of the lake. The return leg after lunch will be via Yew Tree Tarn, Little Langdale, Blea Tarn and Red Bank.
The total distance will be approx. 60 miles, with 6000 feet of climbing, so we will aim to ride as a group at a steady pace, particularly as there is potential to get off route if you are off the front.
The forecast at the moment is looking good so hopefully I will see some of you in Grasmere on Wednesday.
Keith G

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Help wanted on July 8th/9th

Hello All,
Some of you may know that I am the coordinator for the Eden Valley Sustrans volunteers, and as such I have organised a series of rides, connected with the Sustrans Festivol taking place from Newton Rigg college, Penrith on Sat 8th and Sun 9th July.
The organisers have asked if I can find some riders with local knowledge to accompany these rides. Sustrans will provide the leaders for the rides, so you don't have to be a "ride leader", just help with navigation etc.
The  3 rides on the Sat are for 4 hours in the afternoon and range from 40 to 60km, and the 3 rides on Sunday are in the morning and are for 3 hours and are 30 or 40km.
They will be what we consider to be 2 bike rides ie a moderate pace, and all will have a cafe stop.
If you think you might be able to help, please get in touch.
Phil Blanshard