Tuesday, 13 November 2018

2 bike ride Wednesday 14th Nov

The forecast for Wednesday is dire but if anyone relishes wind and rain there is a coffee machine at Watchtree [16 miles] and a woodburning stove at the Highland Laddie [at 26 miles directly or 37 miles for the route via Anthorn] The cook goes off at 2pm so we need to arrive before then.
Return is via Boustead Hill to Dalston for tea. Total about 40miles or 50 for the peninsular route.
Surface water will obscure potholes and hedge trimmings so you may be using your spare inner tubes. You will need lights especially to negotiate the Orton Grange roundabout more safely.
The route could be further shortened if need be.

Ian B

Bit of help for David Wilson

Anybody have a redundant car battery charger they don't use? Because David doesn't use his car very often it seems to need the occasional charge, but his old Aldi booster pack has thrown in the towel - even I can't fix it! Give him a call on 01768 895709 if you have anything.

David's health issues means he now rarely gets out on his relatively recently acquired electric bike, although Keith Smith does accompany him on the occasional outing.

If anyone that knows  David is passing the Fell Lane area in Penrith, maybe call in for a chat as he rarely gets to see  EV's these days and there are not many folks to chat to when Maria returns home to London.


Friday, 9 November 2018

Sunday's 3 Bike Ride from Raughton Head

Sunday's ride is advertised on the Runs List. Leaving Raughton Head at 10am to Caldbeck for 11's (via Cumdivock, Curthwaite & Rosley). Then onto Keswick for lunch, before returning via Mungrisedale & Hesket Newmarket. Total distance about 50 miles. Looking at the weather forecast I would suggest you bring a raincoat!
Raughton Head House (CA5 7DD) is centre of the village about 10m to the left of the phone box through gap in the stone wall (opposite a green salt bunker). Come to house at 9:30 if you’d like a coffee before the ride and there’s tea and cake at end of the ride.
There's parking in front of the house or on the road side beside the village school.
I hope to see you on Sunday.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Wednesday 7th November - Grade 3 bike ride

My ride on Wednesday is a 10.00am start from GLENDALE (CA4 0AZ) not the Crossroads.

Please park on the drive not the verge. Pre ride Tea and Coffee from 9.30am.

Enjoy a scenic Autumn ride over Lazonby Fell to Penrith for Elevenses at Booths then on to COCKLAKES (not Mungrisdale as in my earlier blog) for Lunch, we will return via Hesket Newmarket and Highbridge. Should be back well before dark but don't forget your lights.
Tea and cake at Glendale on return.


Wednesday 7 th November - Grade 2 ride

The route will be as published, with a change to the lunch venue : -

Start – Greystoke 10:00

11’s at Pooley Bridge
Via - Little Blencow, Laithes, Catterlen, Fairhill, Beacon Edge, Eamont Bride
Stage distance = 16 miles

Lunch at Cocklakes café ( # Venue changed )
Via -  Wreay, Bennett Head, Sparket, Beccles  & crossing A66 ( on foot ) from the Sportmans Inn
Stage distance = 8 miles

Finish at Greystoke
Via Troutbeck, Mungrisdale, Thanet Well and Johnby
Stage distance = 13 miles

The plotted total distance is 37 miles.

# Research by Mike Barron showed that food is currently unavailable at the Mill Inn Mungrisdale at,so Cocklakes café has been chosen as an alternative venue.

I hope the weather is kind to us on the day and hope to see a good group of you at the start.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Christmas Lunch - 15th December 12.30

Christmas Lunch

Same place - same time!
Well why change it when it works so well!
We are again getting together at Mrs Miller's Culgaith for a Christmas lunch and since I live so close it has fallen to me to organise it.

If you intend coming Please fill in the form and send me the appropriate money made out to G C Anderson or direct by online transfer to 40-45-11  ac No 61270761(mark it 'EVCUKlunch') in order that I can make the one payment. Drinks and tips will as usual be separate on the day. This year there is a specific deadline - Monday 10th December . So get on with it now. Click on menus to see larger version.

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Sunday 4th Nov 3 bike ride

As per route description starting from Greystoke car park at 10.00 note winter timing and taking a rambling route round Penrith (not actually going to Penrith though!) seeking out the odd hill(!). Lunch (note this is a one stopper) at Orton Scar cafe and returning via Pooley Bridge. Some short cuts can be taken if necessary but bring lights just in case.
Click map for detail.

While you're here why not sign up for the Christmas Lunch?