Monday, 31 October 2016

Ride for Wednesday 2nd Novemebr

Since the weather may be cold but essentially dry and bright(ie no rain) I will lead a ride over Honister Newlands and Whinlatter from Keswick Swimming pool starting at 0930 this Wednesday for those that are interested. THis may be the last opportunity before the onset of 'winter' There is no 'longer' ride listed

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Christmas Lunch

Here we are again - soon be Christmas Lunch time!
I would appreciate if you could get your orders in asap so that we have some idea of numbers.

I have booked Mrs Miller's in Culgaith as it always is a pleasant do!
The menu is here:(click for readable size)
And you can sign up and make your choices here
If you have any problems submitting your choices just ring me up or send me an email which I will acknowledge.

Please send or give Geoff cash or a cheque made out to GC Anderson for either £16 (two courses) or £20 (three) OR pay GC & EM Anderson, sort 40-45-11 ac no 61270761 and mark it EVlunch

Main Ride 30 th October

Further to my previous post, I have advised the Station Cafe at Langwathby and the Mill Restuarnt at Morland that depending on the weather a party of between 8 and 10 riders as follows : -

1. Langwathby - Between 11:00 and 11:30 for " 11's "

2. Morland - Between 13:00 and 13:30. Morland will reserve 2 tables upstairs for us

Moderate ride tomorrow, Sunday 30 October

After your extra hour in bed, I am sure you will be bright-eyed and busy-tailed in the morning. We are meeting at 9.30 outside the Cross Keys at Carleton village, Penrith. It isn't far to the morning coffee stop at Langwathby so I will arrange some extra meanderings, but probably arrive at the coffee stop 10.30ish which should help to stagger our arrival with the main ride and prevent the Station Café being overcrowded. Further meanderings will bring us to Melmerby; the proprietors of the Tearoom are away on a much deserved holiday so I intend to use the Old Village Bakery which has been under new management since May and is very popular. If it is too popular for us to find a seat, we can go on to Culgaith, before our route back to the start.
Final route will be decided on the day to suit participants - all welcome!

Gas cylinders for sale

I have recently placed an order for gas Cylinders with an internet firm. (MOSA)Free postage was available for orders over £99. I have 30 Cylinders surplus to my requirements. The cost of a box of cylinders is £16.99. If any EV members would like Cylinders they are available at the following prices:

Box of 30 16g cylinders £16.99 preferred 

5-29 cylinders 57p each

If you text or email me 07879 436153 or

I can arrange to get them to you ASAP

John Roelich

Friday, 28 October 2016

Tour of the Peak Sportive

Tour of the Peak

Sunday 7th May - entry £20 until end of month then £25

How about it - it's a bit late though 7 May

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Next quarter Runs list

The latest runs list is now available via the website or by downloading here.
Thank you to all the leaders and to CJ for masterminding it!
(Best always to download and save then print if you want a clear copy.)

Sunday 30 th October - Main Ride

Since Ludo is unable to lead his published ride so I will lead on his behalf.
The route will be as per the GPS map that he supplied to me : -

Start # 09:30 Calthwaite ( near Globe Inn )

11’s – Langwathby ( Railway Station café ) – leg distance 15 miles

Lunch – Morland ( Mill Restaurant ) – leg distance 15 miles

Return – To Calthwaite – 25 miles

# - Remember to set your clocks back 1 hour to change from BST to GMT at 02:00 on Sun 30 th Oct so as not to arrive too late at the start of the ride.

Since it will be getting dark earlier after changing to GMT it is advisable to come equipped with lights.
Depending on the time we are able leave lunch, it may be necessary to shorten the return leg to reduce the riding time in the dark.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Club Ride Wednesday 26 October

Wednesday's ride will start from Morrison's car park at 0930. Parking is not a problem, but I suggest you park at the rear and we meet outside Halfords.

From Kendal we will head for Kirkby Lonsdale via Staveley, Underbarrow, Hincaster and Burton in Kendal. 11's will be at The Bakery in Kirkby.

From here we will go over Barbondale and have lunch in Sedbergh before returning over Fox's Pulpit and Docker for a total distance of 54 Miles.

The route is undulating, but the climb over Fox's Pulpit has sections of 20% gradient.

At the moment the forecast for Wednesday is looking OK, but if things change and the weather is looking better around the coast, we will head for Silverdale and Arnside after we leave Kirkby Lonsdale. The total distance of this alternative route will be approximately the same.

Hope to see you Wednesday.

Keith G.

Karen's ride on Wednesday 26 October -

A beautiful autumnal trip to the seaside, leaving Cafe Twelve62, Wigton (in the market place) at 10.30am. It opens at 10.00am for those wanting a coffee before we leave.  We will cycle via Allonby and lunch at the Dunes Cafe, Beckfoot Garden Centre near Mawbray. Our return will be via Abbeytown back to Wigton. Mainly flat, around 40ish miles and my usual average pace.

Hope to see you there.

01228 712689

Sunday, 23 October 2016

New Bike Lock

Clink on this LINK to go to Guardian article about the latest on bike security

Celebratory Ride Sunday 23 Oct

Just so everyone knows the ride starts in Appleby Car park at 10.00am not 0930 as on the Runs List.
(I had blogged/emailed this information some time ago) So we will aim to arrive at Orton Cafe at about 12.00

Friday, 21 October 2016

Walk and Ride pre AGM Saturday 22 October

 Pam says.....

I'm planning on putting on WALK pre AGM lunch on Sat 22nd October leaving Langwathby village hall at 10:30am. The plan is to do Ladies Walk, less than 3 miles, mostly flat around river Eden then undulating to Eden Hall & back to village hall for lunch.
All welcome to join in,  even those not going to AGM!
Pam R

Nigel says....

I am happy to lead a ride  from Langwathby Village Hall 10.00am to Plumpton for coffee and back. See you there.

New Touring Site may be of interest

I recently had an email from Ian Yarroll:

I've just set up a cycle touring website - it's based on various bikepacking and touring journeys that I have made over the last few years in Europe and the UK.  It contains practical info and resources which I hope will help others to plan trips - it has not been set up for any commercial purposes

If you feel this might be of interest to your members I'd appreciate it if you could forward the website link to them

many thanks, Ian 

When I say touring perhaps touring off road might be more appropriate! This is certainly not about the back lanes of France on a road bike!

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Wednesday 19th October Additional medium pace ride.

I am proposing to start from Greystoke at 9.30am. The route will be Wreay to the shore of Ullswater then Pooley Bridge, Tirril, Clifton Dykes to Abbot Lodge for 11's. Lunch will be at Upfront Gallery, Unthank and the return to Greystoke will be via Skelton, Lamonby and Johnby.
The total distance should be no more than 45 miles.
Ernest. P.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Moderate Ride Sunday 16th Oct

With no main ride scheduled for Sunday, I intend to lead a moderate ride following a figure of eight route, starting from Langwathby Village Green at 0930 hours. The first loop will head out to Temple Sowerby and Kirkby Thore, then onto the fell road through Milburn and Skirwith to Melmerby for 11s.Following 11s  the first loop heads back to Langwathby [total 25miles] before heading out over Langwathby Bridge and taking a route to Stoneybeck, Catterlen and Newbiggin en route to Stainton Cafe for lunch.

After lunch the route returns via Blencow, Unthank, Plumpton and Salkeld Dykes and back to Langwathby [second loop 31miles]. Total distance 56miles.

Members can chose to do as much or as little as they wish!
Hope to see you on the village green on Sunday.

Pete M

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

EVCUK AGM on Saturday 22 October

Only 4 of the current Committee members are standing for re-election. We are delighted to have volunteers for the posts of Treasurer and Runs Co-ordinator, but anyone wishing to put themselves forward would be most welcome. In particular, Nigel would like to relinquish the position of Newsletter Editor if a replacement can be found, although he is willing to remain on the Committee in another capacity.
Please see Geoff's blog of Sunday 25 September and click in the appropriate places if you wish to join the lunch on the Saturday or the anniversary ride on the Sunday. Look forward to seeing you,

Monday, 10 October 2016

Rides on Wednesday 12th October

Mike's ride as advertised and Claire's will be a leisurely ride of about 30 miles with two loops around Dalston. Claire's ride will include a soup lunch and both rides are welcome to tea at the end.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Coffee stop Sunday 9 October at Stainton

Hello - just a word of warning - the café was closed on Sun 11 September and due to re-open under new management by the end of the month. I haven't checked whether it is open again.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Next Sundays ride

Hello All. Just a reminder of next Sundays ride. Moderate ride of 40ish miles to Orton Scar Cafe for lunch, with a stop at Morland on the way. Myself and Rosie will be on our tandem, and the forecast looks good. Its my first "lead" so I hope lots of you will be there. Leaving the Cross Keys, Carleton at 9.30.  Phil Blanshard

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Wed Oct 5th

Alison has kindly offered to lead the moderate ride on wednesday as I am just about managing to cycle 5 miles at the moment!
Starting at Dalston as on the Runs List.