Sunday, 25 August 2013

Bank Holiday Monday Ride

Cathy, Jules and I are going to revisit Ian Ludlam's great ride over the Trough of Bowland tomorrow, starting from Burton in Kendal. If anyone is interested in joining us please get in touch. It will be a hilly ride of approximately 60 miles.
Tel: 01539 728617
Mob: 07504 191781
Maybe we will see you tomorrow?
Keith G

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Tour of Britain 16th September

Just thought some of you might like to see arrangements for the departure from Carlisle of Stage 2 of the Tour of Britain on Monday 16th September:

The route seems to go to all kinds of places accessible to EVCTC members! (They must have known) (Except they don't seem to be stopping at Abbot Lodge)

For full details:

Thursday, 22 August 2013

News breaking...

Parker: “Hi, sweetie. Have you heard the latest news?”

Mrs Parker (slightly bored sounding): “No, dear, what is it?”

Parker: “Bradley wants to change his name to Chelsea and live as a woman!”

Mrs Parker (breathes in sharply and nearly falls off chair): “WHAT!?!? You mean Wiggo has a gender identity issue?”

Parker: “Ho Ho Ho. Of course not. I mean Bradley Manning”
Please note that the start will be at:
TEBAY- Sports Ground at the normal 9.30
David H

Langwathby Village Hall Fundraising Event

Langwathby Village Hall are having a series of Autumn Talks to raise money for the village hall.  As Eden CTC are occasional users of the hall I thought it would be nice if we could get behind them.  I'm doing the first one (about cycling), so I thought it might be of interest and, I could do with the support!

Details below:

Friday 13 September
A 2000 mile Cycle Ride Around South.East Asia     Jeff Trueman
Friday 11 October
Adventures in South Korea   Richard Moatt
Friday 22 November
Promoted to Brigadier for a Week in Kosovo  Brian Thornton

Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start
Venue: Langwathby Village Hall

Tickets £5 each or buy all 3 for £12

Tickets available from:
Brief Encounter 01768 881902
Or Gordon Edgar 01768 881997

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Ride Wednesday 21st August

Lunch tomorrow will be at the Noreham Cafe, Cockermouth should anyone like to join us there.   The ride will be approx 60 miles

Monday, 19 August 2013

More 100 stuff

Thanks to all those who generously donated on the day and special thanks to Geoff & Eileen and Laurie & Margaret for their catering; it staved off the bonk very nicely.

I don’t know where the odd £1.30 came from…

See last paragraph of letter – the Hospice have done their homework!

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Survey of Lake District Scenic Beauty

I've been sent this and thought some of you might like to contribute to the survey ? Karen

The Lake District is among Britain’s most beautiful areas and is visited and enjoyed by millions of people annually. Its lovely landscapes contribute to its popularity among the members of your cycling group. With the support of the Lake District National Park Authority, I am carrying out a survey to measure and map the landscape quality of the Lake District National Park. The results will inform and assist the Authority, councils, land owners and other bodies in their planning, management and promotion of the region.
The survey comprises a set of photos of the Lake District and involves rating them on a 1 – 10 scale of landscape attractiveness. The value of the survey depends on having as many people as possible participate.

No qualifications or experience are required and the responses will be anonymous. It is open to anyone 18 years or older. To participate simply click of the following


The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. If it is inconvenient to do it now, I suggest you put it aside to return to, or send it to your home email. You can indicate at the end of the survey if you would like to see the results.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Ride Wednesday 14th August

I've put Wednesday's ride down at 65-70 miles but that will, of course, depend where you ride from!
I won't be leading the ride back to Renwick - I'll be finishing at Wetheral Animal Refuge - where we could have our afternoon break. So make sure you know your way back from there! The round trip Cotehill - Renwick- Animal Refuge is about 60 miles. Those coming from Langwathby will clock up about 73 miles. Coffee at Renwick at 10.30 means that some folk might like to join us and then opt for shorter loops.
If anyone is considering parking at and/or riding from Cotehill, please give me a ring.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

100mi ride in Papers!

Those who were on the 100mi ride will know that we were visited by a journalist and photographer at the start. Here is the result.
Click the pic to see the larger version.
Thanks to Peter Angood for the scan.
For those who can't pick out the text - :

HARDY riders cycled up hill and down dale on a 100-mile route around north Cumbria, taking in a-scone or two on the way. The group of CTC Eden Valley bikers set off from Cotehill in perfect conditions to make their way through Wetheral, Carlisle, and Rockcliffe, before heading to Dalston for elevensies. The route then took them south via Langwathby and Culgaith for lunch. In the afternoon, the group headed through Renwick, Croglin and Brampton for tea, before returning to Cotehill.

Club chair Janet Streeter joked: "As you can perhaps tell, this is a social ride and not a race - CTC has been described by some as standing for 'cafe to cafe'. "We will have time to draw breath, enjoy the scenery and there will be plenty of opportunity for the usual friendly banter and conversation that we hear on all our club runs. "We wanted to encourage riders to do 100 miles." The atmosphere was relaxed and joking away as they checked the chains and brakes on their bikes. But with the hilly section between Renwick and Brampton awaiting in the afternoon, Mrs Streeter was under no illusions of the task ahead. She said: "The riders will have to maintain a good pace to complete the route in a day,which is no mean feat when you consider that the majority of our members are over 55 and some in their 70s. "One of the challenges for the riders is to know that they shouldn't start too fast. "There's a little bit of a culture that you have to go as fast as you can all the time."

Friday, 9 August 2013

Sunday Ride from Langholm 11th August

As the weather looks a bit 'iffy' we may well decide on a slightly less demanding route. Eg Newcastleton for coffee and Hawick for lunch returning by A7 or via Hermitage and A7 to Langholm. I wouldn't like people to be put off by the combination of poor weather and long ride! It looks to be mainly showers rather than continuous rain so shouldn't be too bad. We can make a group decision on the morning! See the brave ones in  Langholm. Geoff