Saturday, 27 June 2015

Ride (Super ride) Sunday 28th June

to commemorate the day Henry VIII was born?

Peter says: "..I have little to add but it may be useful to remind members of the 9.00 am start for tomorrows run, otherwise nothing to add apart from my usual slow/steady (lack of) pace and possible shortening in case of foul weather."

He actually said he has done 337 miles so far this week (so he's either extraordinarily fit or just about flat out whacked!)

Eden Valley CTC: Ride Wednesday, 24th June

Eden Valley CTC: Ride Wednesday, 24th June: Not quite sure why I said the ride tomorrow is undulating (!) - it's rather flat really. Straight out and back: 53 miles. For anyone w...

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Ride Wednesday, 24th June

Not quite sure why I said the ride tomorrow is undulating (!) - it's rather flat really.
Straight out and back: 53 miles.
For anyone wanting to ride a bit further, Parker and I will be leaving home at 8.15 and passing through Cotehill just after that (8.25) if you fancy riding to Dalston with us. Apologies for late blog - it's so light I thought it was still late afternoon:)
Anyway, hope to see you tomorrow.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Book Launch at Farfield Mill 24 June

You may be interested in this:
'We will be offering complimentary French wine and cheese and showing slides and video of the route throughout the evening. Feel free to drop by any time between 7pm and 9pm. We look forward to seeing you. '

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Saturday, 20 June 2015

Ride 21 st June

The start is at the northern end of Beacon Edge ( Penrith ) – near the road to Penrith Golf Club.

Initially we will be dropping down to Scotland road to join Thacka Lane / Drovers Lane to meet up with the route from Newton Rigg Campus as per BR 2015 A05 published ride.

Elevenses will be latish at Brough at 26 miles.

Lunch at Middleton in Teesdale could be quite late altough only 14 hilly miles from Brough.

The return leg to Penrith is some 42 miles from Middleton. There may be opportunities for tea at Garrigill ( at the George & Dragon ) or Hartside ( if in time – closes at 17:00 ).
The route is approx 83 miles with some 7270 ft of ascent ( 133 km with 2216 m ascent ).

Friday, 12 June 2015

Ride Wednesday 17 June

The ride will now be lead by Peter K-O not Peter M as published. Route will be same and start as posted at Langwathby. If you need to contact Peter KO (meeting the group at coffee or lunch) then ring 01768 881274

Monday, 8 June 2015

Club Ride Wednesday 10 June

The ride will start from The Cloisters in Kirkby Stephen at 0930, from where we will head for Hawes for 11's. I will lead the ride over Lamps Moss to Thwaite and then over Buttertubs to Hawes. Ernest has kindly offered to lead a second group to Hawes via Mallerstang, thus missing out the bigger climbs.

From Hawes we will all head for Buckden via Gayle and Fleet Moss and then on to Aysgarth Falls CafĂ© for lunch via Cray and Kidstones.

The return leg will be easier terrain, going through Askrigg and Hardraw and back to base via Mallerstang. The total distance will be 67 miles and slightly shorter for those riding the first leg with Ernest.

The forecast is looking great, so I hope to see you on Wednesday.

Keith G.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Newsletter 49

Hi all,
Newsletter 49 can be downloaded HERE (click the link)
Thanks Nigel (editor) and all contributors.

Ride Sunday 7 June

Weather is set to be windy but dry, and sunny later so I intend setting out at least on the full 80mi route from Langholme to Eskdalemuir to Tushie Law back to Hawick (lunch at Morrisons?) and returning via Newcastleton to Langholme. Quite a hilly route but hope to see lots of you!!!
Geoff (ever hopeful)

Friday, 5 June 2015


The event below has been circulated to me:

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Proposed change of ALT Venue Sunday 7 th June

Posted on behalf of Dallas & Jen

 Since the Stonehouse Loft cafe at Stainton is open again freshly baked scones and cakes endorsed by Dallas and Jen they recommend patronising the business.

Therefore it is proposed that the venue should be changed from Booths cafe in Penrith to the Lofthouse cafe in Stainton.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Ride Wednesday 3rd June

Sorry folks but my parents will be here tomorrow so I am unable to lead the ride as scheduled.  This means riders will now lead it themselves.  The planned route is leave Dalston at 9.30am - coffee in the Smithy Caldbeck, cycle towards and beside Bassenthwaite, lunch at the Filling Station in Keswick returning along the cycle path and up through Mungrisdale back to Dalston.