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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

For the information
Bettyanns' Tea Parlor at Brougham Hall is currently closed for a couple of weeks as the owner Kim is in hospital. She will keep me posted as to when it will re open.
She is however going to try and arrange for a friend to cover and open purely for teas and coffees and scones in the interim.

John Forrester

2 bike ride Wednesday 20th September

A gentle ride for the more fainthearted (see Geoff's blog for Wednesday's 3 bike ride). From Greystoke to the Mill Inn at Mungrisdale for coffee via Hesket Newmarket (15 miles). Then to Pooley Bridge for lunch (another 15 miles). Total ride a bit less than 40. Some hills but all fairly short and we will ride at a gentle pace so come and give it a go.

3 bike ride Wednesday 20th September

At present the weather is looking dry for this ride which is not for the fainthearted! Though we will take it at a steady pace - The full route which may need to be modified goes from Brough  via Middleton-in-Teesdale to Blanchland. We will stop at Stanhope for coffee and lunch in Blanchland. The return is via fairly desolate minor roads back to the Tees valley. Route GPX here. The stats are 118km and 2514m of ascent. We could do it the other way round and there are several opportunities for shortening the route if that is the group decision. Last year it was agreed to be a memorable outing!
hope to see you at the shop in Brough 0930 start!

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Moderate alternative ride

For those of you who don't fancy John's ride - for details see below...
Tomorrow, the coffee stop is at Melmerby; I am planning to leave Penrith - gathering on Beacon Edge by the cemetery - at 9.30 to lead a ride to the coffee stop then along the fellside to Appleby for lunch - a lovely ride on familiar roads. It would be lovely to see some of you either for all of the ride or for those parts which suit you!
Alison

Friday, 15 September 2017

Club Ride on Sunday 17 September

We will set off from our house  Warwick on Eden,  CA4 8PA.   Turn into the village from the A69 just east of the Wetheral road.  There is parking space in the cul de sac (just past the Queens Inn) or on the road through the village.  The ride is 58 miles with just under 4000 feet of climbing.  Coffee after 14 miles in Brampton and lunch in Haltwistle after 38 miles (Val's Coffee House is open or CO OP).  Drinks and cakes available at the end as we soak up the late afternoon sun in our garden.
John P

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Wednesday 13th September Ride - Langholm

Having returned from a strenuous tour in Spain and in view of the weather forecast, CJ feels that this is not the best route to take everyone.
He hopes everyone enjoys a ride somewhere, there is the 'Coffee Stop' at Morland and any other thoughts could be blogged.

(posted for CJ)

13th September 2017,


A day to remember in many ways, a ride with friends on my 60th birthday, not  only a free coffee but cake with candles and a rendition of happy birthday, what more could I have asked for. I had a great day which finished late pm. Thank you  to all who signed my card. it was much appreciated.
John Forrester