Friday, 31 January 2014

January Newsletter

There is a fantastic opportunity to have your Photos and even articles, thoughts ...  entered in the Newsletter as I am short on material (height too if it comes to that).
Please send them to me at .
Hope the weather is appealing to you, perhaps a good day to sort those thoughts and photos.
Nigel L


If you printed out your Runs List a few days ago, you may have noticed that the key for the alternative meeting points was incomplete. Geoff has now amended the Runs List so it will now show the complete key. However, below is a summary of the key just in case you are still in doubt: A = Abbot Lodge; S = Farm Shop, Stainton; C = Coral Cafe, Plumpton; P = Pooley Bridge; M = Mill Restaurant, Morland.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Ride from Keswick 29 Jan

Although the weather looks good for the ride I notice that the road is officially closed up Winlatter from Braithwaite due to tree felling.
It may be passable to cycles - but just a warning that we may have to plan a different route. (Newlands?)
I would hope to get to the Kirkstile Inn for lunch one way or another.

Monday, 27 January 2014

New Runs List

Here is a link to the New Runs List - it is also on the website as is a version of the old one which will come down on Wednesday.
Don't forget to download the file then print it rather than trying to print it from your browser - you get a cleaner version!
Thanks to CJ for all his hard work. (and to those offering the rides!)

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Club Ride Sunday 26 January

The forecast for tomorrow isn't great but the ride will go ahead. If it is really bad we can modify the route although at the moment the afternoon is looking better than the morning.  The route returns via the Windermere Ferry.

Room for some parking on our drive with hot showers and tea available at the end of the ride.

Hope to see you hardy cyclists tomorrow!


Monday, 20 January 2014

Club Ride Wednesday 22nd January.
I stated in my previous Blog that I had changed the venue for 11's on Wednesday. We will now be having 11's at Greystone House. Farmshop and Tearoom, Stainton.
For the benefit of those travelling directly to the cafe, the Farmshop and Tearoom is at one of the crossroads in Stainton.
Travelling in from the Penrith end---continue through the village and Greystone House is at the crossroads and on the right.
Travelling in from Newbiggin---leave Newbiggin and ride down to the A66. Do not cross the main road but turn left onto the cycle way. At the end of the cycle way turn right under the A66 and the shop and cafe is on the right.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Sunday lunch email correction

The email address for Coral Cafe is, not coralcafe

Sunday alternative

Some of the moderates will be meeting at The Garden of Eden at Thiefside for coffee at about 11.15 before heading of to Plumpton, route to be decided on the day.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Sunday Lunch 22 nd January


The Coral Cafe owner is willing to break from the set Sunday lunch and willing provide the following : -

Tea/coffee and/or cake -- no notice required

 BUT : -

If you require sandwiches (cheese, ham, tuna) +tea/coffee £5
they need notice so you must contact the cafe with your choice by Saturday 21 st at the latest.

Tel :  077 65 423 826 (Jane)  or email  or TEXT
NOTE : - There is no hot option (ie no soup) other than Sunday Lunch,

Providing that the roads are not icy, I intend to ride from Dalstion to Caldbeck for 11's and then on for Lunch at Plumpton as planned.


Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Tommorow's ride 15/1

The proposed lunch spot (Cup and Saucer, Seaville, Silloth) is closed so lunch will now be at the Highland Laddie, Glasson.  I phoned and they can provide chips and other snacks or meals.  Or of course bring your own.

Hope to see you tomorrow even if it is just a cycle for 11's at our house. John will be in for those coming straight here.


Saturday, 11 January 2014

Lunch arrangements as described on my last blog. Don't forget to place order for lunch.
The email address given was incorrect either phone or email
See you tomorrow

Friday, 10 January 2014

Club Ride. Wednesday 22nd January

My plans for the club ride on the 22nd January have run into a problem because it was my intention to have 11's at the Upfront Gallery at Unthank. When I planned the ride the cafe at the Gallery was due to reopen after a post Christmas break on 18th January but now the date has moved to 25th January. I have therefore decided to move the 11's venue to the Farm Shop at Stainton. Other details of the ride are unchanged. I will post another reminder on the blog a little nearer the time.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Coral Cafe will break from their set Sunday lunch and, as they really welcome us to the cafe, are happy to provide the following.
Tea/coffee and/or cake -- no notice required
If you require sandwiches (cheese, ham, tuna) +tea/coffee £5
they need notice so you must contact the cafe with your choice before Sunday
tel 077 65 423 826 (Jane)
or email

There is no hot option (ie no soup) other than Sunday Lunch. Clearly they are doing their best for us.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

January Newsletter

Here I am again, begging for your articles (stories, views and information, nothing more exciting thank you) as soon as possible please.  Good without photos / graphics and better with.
Just an email away to - ''
Happy New Year to all
Nigel L

Wednesday 8 January Ride.

The ride tomorrow will officially start from Burneside church where there is room for parking. However, there is room on our drive for approx. 5 cars with additional space on the close for a couple of cars.

The forecast is good but we do have options to shorten the route if the weather turns nasty. The planned route will be approx. 45 miles.

Refreshments will be available after the ride - hope to see you tomorrow.

Keith G. 

Friday, 3 January 2014

Ride on Sunday 5th |January

The forecast for Sunday is for wind and rain.   The ride will be 40 miles approx.   11's will be at  the Coral Cafe, Plumpton.    Lunch will be at Armathwaite instead of Abbot's Lodge.   

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Just wanted to wish all Eden Valley Club members a very HAPPY and HEALTHY NEW YEAR with lots of great rides and fun!

Janet & Parker

Happy New Year. A ride today!

Some of us (7 of us) will riding from Dalston at 10am today Jan 1st for a morning ride returning to Dalston for Light Bites and Coffee with the option of an afternoon loop , possibly in the rain.
We may see some of you?
Ian B