Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Wednesday's Ride 1 October

Peter K-O has asked me to post this:

The ride tomorrow was due to have lunch in Kirkby Stephen but thanks to a very kind offer by Jen Callis lunch will be at Winton.
Thank you Jen!

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Main Ride - Sunday 28 th September

Since Karen is unable to lead the ride, I propose to ride to the published venues as follows : -

Start - Dalston to 11's at Cups & Saucers Seaville

Via - Wigton, Waverbridge, Raby and Abbeytown  ( Distance = 20 miles )

11's to Lunch at Maryport Marina

Via - Blackdykes, Pleutho, Tarns, Mealsgate, Westnewton, Allonby, B5300 Coast Road and cycle track ( Distance = 16 miles )

Lunch to Finish at Dalston

Via - A594, Dearham, Row Brow, Gilcrux, Arkelby, Fitz, Blennerhasset, Fletchertown, Wigton and retrace outward route ( Distance = 28 miles )

The total distance is about 64 miles and it is probably not possible to make circuit less than this.

Since lunch is likely to be very late, I may change my lunch destination  to arrive earlier and reduce the long distance back to Dalston particularly as I intend to ride to Dalston & back from home which adds 20 miles to the journey.

Although I intend to do a version of the ride, I don't really want to be the designated leader but would appreciate the company of other riders.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Ride on Sunday 28 September

Sorry folks but as I said this week I am unable to lead the ride this  Sunday.    The plan was to cycle from Dalston to Seaville, Cup and Saucer cafe for coffee and then onto Maryport Aquarium for lunch.  Returning inland via Plumbland.  Anyway, hope you enjoy your day whatever or wherever you cycle.

Hope to see you all soon.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Ride Wednesday 24th

The weather looks fine if a little chilly and all is set fair for a steady ride to the seaside.
Distance 68mi as published with stops at Maes Cafe Ulldale and Bank Mill Gdn Centre for lunch. (Or in the dunes if you prefer to bring your own) Don't forget your bucket and spade!

Parking (if you need it ) needs some care at Catterlen as they are having new drains put in.
Although you can park at the side of the yellow road near the telephone box it might be better to park on the side of the other yellow road under where it says Woodhead Farm and 167.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Sunday 21 st Sept - Main Club Run

The route will be as follows : -

Melmerby to 11's at Brough Village Store via Appleby and Bleatarn ( avoiding dangerous A66 crossing near Warcop ) = 26 miles

Brough to Middleton in Teesdale = 14 miles

Middleton to Melmerby via Alston  = 33 miles

Total distance plotted as 73 miles and ascent plotted pessimistically as 6400 ft.

Lets hope the weather is kind to us.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Newsletter 48

Thanks to Lance and contributors the latest version of our Newsletter is now to be found on the website or here (click the link)
I think the expression is 'It's a stonking good edition' thanks Lance
Look out for important notices towards the end of the letter.
More details of the Christmas Lunch to follow!

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Club Run Wednesday 17 Sept,

Club Run Wed 17 Sept    9.30 Tebay Sports Ground

55 miles Tebay to Sedbergh for coffee(16miles), to Dent via Hawes for lunch (26miles), back to Tebay along Fair Mile Road.   Hilly, moderate pace as there is plenty of time.  Lunch is likely to be late-ish as the middle section is the longer and hiller.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Club Ride Sunday 14 September

The ride will start from Morrison's car park in Kendal at 0930 on Sunday. Please note that the store does not open until 1000 so toilet facilities may not be available.
From Morrison's we will head for Arnside via Natland and follow the coast road to Silverdale and then head towards Kirkby Lonsdale via Burton and Hutton Roof. We will stop for 11s at The Bakery in Kirkby Lonsdale after 27 miles, the first 15 of which is flat.
After Kirkby we will go to Ingleton via Barbondale, Dent and Kingsdale. Kingsdale is the one major climb of the day and is 25% in parts. Lunch will be in Ingleton at The Falls Café ( 23 miles/ total 50).
We will then head for home via Burton in Lonsdale, Wray, Hornby and  Burton in Kendal. With the final leg being 30 miles there will be the option - time permitting - for a brief tea/coffee stop at Burton in Kendal. The total distance will be 80 miles, with the last 17 miles being flat. ETA back at Morrison 1800 aprox depending on whether we stop for an afternoon break.
The forecast is looking good so I hope to see you on Sunday.
Keith G.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Request for Club Run Attendance details

Request for Club Run Attendance details

Will anyone who attended the runs below please e mail me with details of those who were out rides to complete the records : -

1.Wed 13 th Aug - ALT ride at Morland

2. Wed 20 th Aug

a) Ian Brewis's ride to Watchtree & The Highland Laddie

b) Dallas Brewis's to Watchtree & The Highland Laddie

c) Alt ride to Abbot Lodge

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Wed 10 September ride

The weather looks good for the week!  Confirm meeting at 8.30 prompt at Langwathby Village Hall.  Alternative start (1) at Appleby (9.30/9.45), at the junction of the road from Colby onto the B6260 for Burrells.  Alternative start (2) from Kirkby Stephen (11s stop 10.30/10.45) at seat on small square adjacent to the loos.  Lunch at Gunnerside (42m from Langwathby start) cafe or BYO.  Alternative finish by omitting Yad Moss and Hartside and substituting Tan Hill; this saves 10-15 miles off the full ride or more if going back to Appleby or K.S..

Friday, 5 September 2014

To Mawbray, Sunday 7th September

Claire, with Ian's kind approval, is taking a shorter and perhaps less hilly route to Mawbray and back on Sunday. If anyone would like to join this alternative please meet at the Dalston car park at the same time as the main ride. As per runs list, this too will be BYO elevenses.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Club Ride Wednesday 3 September

The ride will officially start from Burneside Church, but as usual there will be parking space for a few cars on our drive.
Total distance will be 71 miles, the first 10 of which will be rather hilly. From Burneside we will be taking the back lanes to Kirkby Lonsdale for 11's and then head for Morecambe via Hutton Roof, Burton, The Kellets and Halton before picking up the cycle track to Lancaster and then Morecambe via the Milennium Bridge. Lunch will be at the Stone Jetty Café or Eric's.
We will then return to Burneside/Bowston via Silverdale and Arnside to tea and cakes at our house.
The forecast is good - ideal for a day at the seaside!
Hope to see you tomorrow,