Tuesday, 31 March 2015

1 April Club Ride - UPDATE - CHANGE OF ROUTE !!!

As the forecast is for heavy snow overnight on Kirkstone, I have completely changed the route to a much safer, though still hilly route.
We will still start at Grasmere (quarry car park, White Moss, NE side of A591) but head for Cartmel via Red Bank, East of Coniston Lake and Bigland Hill.
Our return will be via Newby Bridge, Rusland, Hawkshead, Wray and Clappersgate and back home Under Loughrigg. The total distance will be approx. 52 miles.
We can plan the stops on route to meet the needs of the group.
For once I am trying to be sensible!

April 1st Club Ride

Fairly hilly for first section until Threlkeld.  Weather forecast at the moment is looking like heavy rain/snow showers - it could EASILY get better! 
We will start from the quarry car park on the NE side of the A591 at White Moss nr Grasmere. (There are public loos across the other side of the A591).   The plan is to go over Kirkstone via Holbeck Lane and Troutbeck with 11's (at around 11.30 am unless conditions slow over Kirkstone) at the Fellbites Café in Glenridding- 18.5miles (in the car park near Tourist Info).  From here we will head over Dockray for a lateish lunch stop at Threlkeld Village Hall - 31miles(small café - food service can be slow for groups) although if the weather is bad and the group opts to go straight back to Grasmere for a later stop, we may miss out on Threlkeld as total ride is only 45 miles.
Please can you let me know if you plan to join the group in Glenridding (rather than at the start).  This would be helpful as the café can be more accommodating if they have an idea of numbers.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Lift required from Girvan

Would anyone on the Girvan week be able to transport myself and bike for the return journey to Cumbria. A drop off point within cycling distance of Cockermouth would be acceptable.
Paul C

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Sunday 29th March ride

Annan  - 9.30 a.m. start from War Memorial (Parking near Royal Bank of Scotland). Don’t forget to put clocks forward!

Tom Hanley of CTC D&G has very kindly volunteered to show us the way via Dalton, Lochmaben, Shieldhill - Locharbriggs – then to Kilnford Barns (http://www.kilnford.co.uk/) for a coffee stop at about 11.30 - 12:00.

Lunch stop will be at WWT Caerlaverock (http://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/caerlaverock/plan-your-visit/eat-drink-shop) at about  1.00 to 1.30 p.m.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Audax in Lake District 16 May

I have been sent details of an Audax in the Lake District in May which some many be interested in at one of the distances.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Ride Sunday 22 March

Looks like the weather is going to be sunny! but quite cool. Nevertheless a good day for cycling. The route remains as per the plan to get to Thwaite and decide which way to go for coffee. Then via Sedburgh for lunch and back maybe via the Tommy Road. 50mi'ish with a number of ups and downs. Well it is glorious Yorkshire and it would be a shame not to.
PS If you are at a loose end on Saturday Evening near Carlisle do come to Elijah (Mendelssohn) in St John's Bothchergate 7.30pm

Monday, 16 March 2015

Club Ride Wednesday 18 March

Wednesday's ride will start from Burton in Kendal Village Hall car park at 0930. A £1 parking fee will be collected by the Treasurer on the day.
The route will take us to Barbon via Hutton Roof and from there we will go over Barbondale to Dent for 11's.
From Dent we will go over Kingsdale to Ingleton and on to Clapham for lunch. The return leg will be via Wray and Capernwray for a total distance of 52 miles.
The forecast is good, so get your summer bikes out!
Keith G.

Birthday Rides Gazetteer - Help Please

As a reminder I have placed Geoff's request for suggestions for BR 2015 Gazetteer. A lot more entries are required to complete the listings.

We CTC Eden Valley are in process of producing information for the CTC Birthday Rides that are being held this year at Newton Rigg.
As you will see from my previous post this means we are among other things providing suggested rides and a 'Gazetteer' (database) of places of interest in the area within <35 mi of Newton Rigg.
To enable you to add to this database conveniently CJ has put up a version on the net where you can add your entry. It works a bit like the Runs List which Ride leaders use and by clicking on this link you can see what is involved.
Just click in the next appropriate space below the entries already supplied and type away it will automatically save the information.
Please give a few moments of your time (especially if you live near Penrith) to cast an eye down the list and perhaps add (even just the name) of places in your area that would be of interest to visitors.

Originally posted by Geoff 10 th Feb 2015

Saturday, 14 March 2015

free train ticket (with bike) carlisle to Inverness 21/3

Hi Folks

I have a one way over 55 train ticket for Saturday 21 March (with bike) going free to anyone who wants.  So if you fancy taking the train and your bike  North to bonnie Scotland and then cycling back get in touch.  The ticket restrictions are leave Carlisle at 12.06 then change Edinburgh then and leaving Haymarket, Edinburgh at 13.40 to Inverness.

Karen Eaglesfield

Main Ride 15 th March

The ride will be as shown below : -

Start to 11’s at Lanercost

Dallas’s post of 12 th March highlighted that it’s Mothering Sunday and could be busy at Lanercost. Accordingly the route has been shorted to about 15 miles to arrive in good time.

11’s to Lunch at Greenhead

When offering the ride I made an error and intended lunch to be at Greenhead ( not Gilsland ). Since there no ways to increase the distance between 11’s & lunch it is only about 8 miles between the two points.

Lunch to Finish at Wetheral

Dependent upon the time available and weather the distance could be increased on the return journey. At present the stage penciled in is about 19 miles. Thus the overall distance at present is less than published.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Sunday 15th - Theifside

Apparently Sunday is Mother's Day. The Figtree Cafe is expecting a big influx of people taking their mothers out to lunch and would have trouble serving us if we came at noon. So it would be better if we meet for early elevenses,

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Club Run Wednesday 11th March

Well, I've just checked the weather and it seems we will only get rain in the afternoon - so it's looking better than it did! Elevenses at Wheyrigg Hotel and lunch at the garden centre at Mawbray as per runs list. Undulating, not particularly hilly route, steady pace - unless we get a ripping tailwind :)) I will be on my winter bike. 55ish miles maybe a bit shorter.
Looking forward to seeing folk (and the seaside!) tomorrow.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Cycling from Calpe

Went to meet up with Spring in Spain - just waiting for its arrival here now!

Friday, 6 March 2015

Cycling through Carlisle centre - VOTE NOW

Should cyclists be able to cycle through Carlisle Centre - Your opportunity to vote via Cumberland news
Click the LINK to see the article and then VOTE

Ringing for England

                      Recently received by your secretary - I should probably filter out some of these but it looks quite fun!!! 
                                    Dear Geoff, 
                                    I would like to present Eden Valley CC with a challenge:

Ringing for England is in its 5th year and is a campaign to unite all the bells of all the churches to ring out right across the country to celebrate England’s Patron Saint. Abbeys, Castles, Cathedrals, Minsters and churches are going to do just that.  To broaden the concept other forms of bells are being encouraged to join in and this of course includes the bells on bikes.
St. George’s Day, this year is Thursday April 23rd  and CARLISLE Cathedral is joining in the campaign Ringing for England by ringing out either at 12 o’clock or 6 in the evening.  It would be fantastic if all the riders of the club could gather together at the cathedral flying the St. George’s flag and ringing their bells in unison with the great bells of the cathedral.  What a brilliant sound that would make. This campaign has nothing to do with politics, is not necessarily religious focused. It is just about helping anyone who feels English to go out and have a great time celebrating St. George uniting the whole nation in the act of ringing .
If you would like any further information please contact me and see our web site www.ringingforengland.co.uk, our twitter @englandringing and facebook ringingforengland.  

Would be great to hear from you,

Libby Alexander
Ringing for England Campaign - April 23rd 2015

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Club Run - Sunday 8th March

The club run on  Sunday is down as approx 45 miles.   That is a mistake.   The distance will be 55 - 60 miles.   I apologize for the error.