Friday, 18 August 2017

Watchtree Campaign

Do watch the video and publicise this campaign; maybe even contribute!
Thanks Ian and Dallas.

Sunday 20th 2 bike ride

Hello All,
Myself and Rosie are leading an easy/moderately paced ride with only one stop which is at Maulds Meaburn village hall Sunday cafe. Total distance is about 32miles, and there will only be one stop. See you at Beacon Edge cemetery lay-by at 9.30.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Peter has been missing

Now there's an interesting title. Yes, sorry I haven't been out for a while. Family problems! Some of which are now resolved. Becky has moved to London to start a permanent job in Whitehall and my mum's health has improved a bit so I hope to be out with you one day soon. Meanwhile, if anyone wants to buy a Claude Butler 531 tourer or a full suspension Giant Mountain bike for about £100 the price Oxfam will be asking, let me know before I take it to the Oxfam shop. Best wishes to you all, Peter.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Club Ride Wednesday 16 August.

Wednesday's ride will start at 0900 from the church in Burneside. There will be parking on our drive for a few cars for those who wish to park in Bowston.
The ride will head south to The Forest of Bowland, going through Burton in Kendal, Caton and over Jubilee Tower to Slaidburn. The return will be via The Cross o Greet and Wray.
As this will be an 80+ mile ride and there are a few climbs (although none are brutal), the pace will reflect this and we may have 3 stops depending on group demand and time. If anyone wants to reduce this distance, they can meet us in Burton in Kendal between 1000 and 1015. This will shorten the ride to approx. 50 miles, but will not miss out any of the climbs! If you intend to take this option, will you please let me know on advance.
At the moment the forecast is looking good, so it should be a good day out. Drinks will be available in Bowston on our return.
Hope to see some of you on Wednesday. NOTE THE EARLY START.
Keith G.
01539 728617 mob 07504191781

Friday, 11 August 2017

Audax/Challenge rides on Sunday 13th August

Further details  (but see previous posting)

0830 Start of 100mi and 200km
0930 Start of 100km

Brevet (clue cards) available at the start and sign on sheets.

Please note as it says on the Brevet cards:
If you abandon or do not see Mike or myself at the finish please let us know by leaving a message on my mobile so we can confirm everyone is safe. Having said that of course, as usual you ride at your own risk!

For those that use GPS here are the routes on .gpx files for the two longer rides
NOTE these were posted 12.30 Friday DO NOT use earlier version!

you will need to download them onto your computer or whatever, and then send them to your GPS in the usual way.
(Place in the Garmin>NewFiles folder on Garmin Edge. They then appear under Courses)

Find your own cafes on the route but the Cycle Cafe in Greystoke  should be open until 6pm.(it being the second Sunday in the month!)on your return!

Monday, 7 August 2017

Congratulations! LEL riders

Well done the London Edinburgh London riders!

Sarah K, Martin Y and Adam (Martin's son) all finished the LEL Audax with time to spare!
Apparently the weather was not exactly favorable and about 40% of the riders were over time or had to pull out. Martin commented..
" in recovery mode; need tingling bits to stop tingling, swollen  bits to recede and some skin to grow!"
Dianne commented that she had less sleep than any of the riders as one of the volunteer helpers at the Alston control.
On the club Wednesday ride up near Langholm we met lots of LEL riders on the return leg and one still on the way N! They looked in various states of health / fitness one was flat out at the side of the road asleep!

Here are some pics from the trip - thanks Martin and Adam

Congratulations all a tremendous achievement!

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Clubrun 6th August

Close shave!
If you're wondering what I'm on about this time, click here.

Weather forecast not good from about midday, so may shorten ride if it turns out as bad as they're predicting. Don't forget:
1. 9.00 a.m. start
2. Bring food in case.