The ride will officially start at 0930 from the church in Burneside and pass through Bowston, Staveley and Troutbeck before climbing Kirkstone and descending The Struggle. Morning coffee will be at The Pier Cafe at Waterhead. From here we will head for Hawkshead via Red Bank, Blea Tarn, Coniston and Hawkshead Hill.
After lunch in Hawkshead, the return leg will be via Ambleside and Holbeck Lane and the total distance will be 56 miles over hilly terrain with some climbs of 25% gradient.
As usual there will be parking for a few cars on our drive in Bowston, but as the road between The A6 and Burneside is closed due to bridge damage you will need to carry on as if going into Kendal and at the first roundabout at the County Hotel and Kendal Railway Station take the right exit for Windermere and get in the right hand lane, turning right at Evans Cycles. From here take the first right signposted Burneside.
Post ride refreshments will be available at Bowston.
Hope to see you Wednesday.