Friday, 2 December 2016

Club ride - Sunday 4th December

The ride will start from the Sycamore Tree Cafe, Longtown at 10.30am  The cafe is on the main street at the junction with Bank Street and is on the left when coming from the Carlisle direction.   There is ample parking in Bank St.   Because the route is short, we will be having refreshments before we set off so be there by 10am unless you are happy to go without.    The cafe opens at 9am.   If you want breakfast I suggest you phone beforehand tel 01228 791919 as the cafe can be busy.   I expect some members will ride to Longtown from home.

The route itself is mostly fairly flat and uninspiring but there are a few minor undulations to prevent riders getting too bored.    The forecast at the moment is for it to be dry and frost-free.   The pace I anticipate will be 11-12mph.   Lunch will be at 18 miles at the the Cross Keys Inn,  Canonbie where you can get a bar meal.    The total distance will be about 34 miles.   I look forward to seeing some of you on the ride.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Cathy's ride 30th November

This ride is aimed for those wanting a moderate pace so we will aim to average a maximum 10 mph.  It is undulating so expect some lumps but no sustained or severe climbs and I have planned the route so that most of the 'lumps' will be earlier in the ride, rather than later on. We will be riding out through Natland, Sedwick, Beetham and Wharton then around the Silverdale Arnside Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, through woodland and coastal routes enjoying the views.  The stop is planned to be at Leighton Moss Reserve Café for lunch/refreshments which will be about halfway through the 40 mile route.  Back via Heversham, Sedgwick and Natland.  Fingers crossed no freezing temperatures forecast overnight - if that changes I will update the blog with a further post. 
ps we're meeting outside the entrance to Halfords near Morrisons (same car park)

Monday, 28 November 2016

Club Ride Wednesday 30 November

Wednesday's ride will start from Morrisons car park, Kendal at 1000. Parking is not a problem, but I suggest we park and congregate near Halfords at the rear.

This will be a one stop ride, and I have changed the venue to Leighton Moss so as to coincide with Cathy's moderate ride.

As the bridge into Burneside has now been reopened we will ride out this way and our route will take us through Brigsteer to Burton in Kendal, Over Kellet, Carnforth and Leighton Moss (29 miles).
The return leg will follow the coast from Silverdale to Arnside before heading back through Heversham and Natland for a total distance of 50 miles over predominantly kind terrain.

At the moment the forecast is looking good - frost free and dry, but if necessary we can change the route out by following bus routes to Burton in Kendal and avoiding potentially frosty lanes. If conditions should deteriorate badly I will update this blog.

Hope to see you on Wednesday on either mine or Cathy's ride.

Keith G.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

27 th November - Longer ride

Depending upon weather conditions the proposed route is : - 
1. Start to 11’s ( Dalston to Wheyrigg Hall Hotel ) = 11 miles
2. 11’s to Lunch ( Wheyrigg Hall Hotel to Bank House Nursery [ Dunes Café ] ) = 10 miles
3. Lunch to Finish ( Bank House Nursery [ Dunes Café ] to Dalston ) = 27 miles

Total distance = 51 miles

The route may be modified depending on road conditions that by tomorrow should be ice free in most places.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Sunday 27th November moderate ride

Alison's ride - weather permitting - will be a repeat of the one she did at the end of October, meeting at Carleton Cross Keys, just off the A686 at 10 am. There is plenty of parking on the side road leading down to Frenchfield. She will cycle at a moderate pace 10 miles to Langwathby for coffee, then another gentle 12 miles to Melmerby Old Village Bakery for lunch, with a longer route (but not too hilly) via Temple Sowerby and Cliburn. The total is 40 miles and you are welcome to join all or part of the ride, as it suits you.
I (Nigel) will be doing the same stops but possibly with a few extra loops in between.
If the roads appear icy, the ride will be amended or cancelled - please check on the blog for updates.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Revolution Champions League 2016 - Manchester Velodrome

Saturday 26th Nov 2016    18-30  

Yes this Saturday
Anyone interested in a couple of tickets discounted to £32.73 for the above please contact
Paul 01900 823935.
Extract from Revolution Champions league web site
The stage is set for the inaugural Cycling Champions League, 7 World Tour teams take on the 4 Revolution UK champions. Grand Tour stage winner, Elia Viviani and Pete Kennaugh [Team Sky], plus Dutch National Road Champion, Dylan Groenewegen [LottoNL-Jumbo] lead the charge for the road teams.Whilst Olympic gold medallist Ed Clancy and Jon Mould [JLT Condor] and last year’s champions Owain Doull and Jon Dibben [Team Wiggins] lead an intimidating line-up from the UK track qualifiers.
14-time Paralympic gold medallist Dame Sarah Storey and Olympic gold medallist Elinor Barker make a welcome return in the Women’s Championship.

Karen's ride on Sunday 11 December

Apologies but an early warning that I can no longer lead my planned ride on Sunday 11 December as my son and family are coming to stay.  So if anyone wants to do an alternative ride please do.