Saturday, 22 April 2017

Club ride Sunday 23rd April

If there are any members left in Cumbria this weekend, you would be welcome to come on my ride in  Scotland tomorrow! The weather is set to be dry and the ride is about 60 miles.
We will be leaving Annan (war memorial) at 9.30 and riding to Lockerbie for coffee, then on to Dumfries for lunch. I suggest you bring your own lunch just in case, but normally there will be at least one cafe open on a Sunday for tea and coffee.
Looking forward to seeing a few people and wishing the rest of you a great week away in Lincolnshire.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Seaside ride 19th April

The ride will be pretty much as posted ie starting from Catterlen phone box. There is parking on the side of the B5305 and on the minor road NE of the junction.  Route 109km stopping for lunch at Bank Mill Nursery Cafe. (which is slightly off the published track) Weather not too bad and route could be quite testing in the wind! Note probably there will not be a coffee stop but we will decide depending on how people feel! (we could stop at Caldbeck) Hope to see you there!

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Moderate Ride on Wednesday 19 April 17

I will be leading Alison's Ride on Wednesday and we'll depart from the Fig Tree Cafe, Thiefside at 9.30am. Unfortunately, the cafe doesn't open until 9.30am, therefore there won't be time for a coffee before we leave! However, 11's will be taken at Hesket Newmarket Cafe, after which we'll ride to Dalston, where Dallas has kindly offered us the use of her conservatory to enjoy our sandwiches. (For those not bringing a packed lunch, there are shops in Dalston selling food for lunch.) After lunch, we'll ride to Thiefside to finish.

Anyone wishing to join me in riding from Langwathby to Thiefside for the start, can meet me at Langwathby Village Green at 8.25am

Monday, 17 April 2017

'Two bike ride' Wednesday 19 April

Thanks to Bill for reminding me that my name is still attached to this ride on Wednesday - unfortunately I have to take my Dad to a hospital appointment but Peter has kindly agreed to lead the ride, broadly following the same route but check the blog for details. Thanks very much to Peter,

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Club Ride Sunday 16th

My ride on Sunday from Beacon Edge Cemetery, Penrith, starting at 9.30 will be to Alston for coffee via the C2C, and the we will go north to Haltwhistle, Lanercost, Brampton, and back to Penrith. Lunch TBA. The original plan was to go to Middleton, but as it is Easter Sunday it will be busy, and going north we can mainly keep to quieter roads. About 75 miles, 6000 ft of climbing, and ideal for Peak Sportive training!

Carlisle cycling research project

I took  part in  a research project by Michael Nattrass in 2015 about how people cycle in Carlisle. He is now working on a PhD. Would you be willing to help him?  I found it very interesting. It involves doing a ride-along and interview. To see the flyer which explains the project and how to get in touch click here (give it a few  seconds - looks like it's in a strange foreign language at first!).

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Club Rides Wednesday 12th April

Claire's Ride: Will be about 30 miles and with a completely different route to that scheduled. Elevenses at Hesket Newmarket and lunch at the Pot Place.
Mike's Ride: Will be about 50 miles and a moderate pace. Late elevenses at the Mill Yard Cafe, Morland. Lunch (late) will also be at the Pot Place.