Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Bettyanns' Tea Parlor at Brougham Hall is currently closed for a couple of weeks as the owner Kim is in hospital. She will keep me posted as to when it will re open.
She is however going to try and arrange for a friend to cover and open purely for teas and coffees and scones in the interim.
Saturday, 16 September 2017
Tomorrow, the coffee stop is at Melmerby; I am planning to leave Penrith - gathering on Beacon Edge by the cemetery - at 9.30 to lead a ride to the coffee stop then along the fellside to Appleby for lunch - a lovely ride on familiar roads. It would be lovely to see some of you either for all of the ride or for those parts which suit you!
Friday, 15 September 2017
Thursday, 14 September 2017
He hopes everyone enjoys a ride somewhere, there is the 'Coffee Stop' at Morland and any other thoughts could be blogged.
(posted for CJ)
On Sunday, the coffee stop is at Melmerby; I am planning to leave Penrith - gathering on Beacon Edge by the cemetery - at 9.30 to lead a ride to the coffee stop then along the fellside to Appleby for lunch - a lovely ride on familiar roads. It would be lovely to see some of you either for all of the ride or for those parts which suit you!
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Following my ride out today be aware that the area around Lowther & Askham and around Newton Rigg to Newton Reigny the hedge cutting contractors are in full swing and clearing up the road debris is definitely not high on their priority as my front tyre found out.
No doubt other areas will be affected.
Be warned take care in these areas or try to route around them. Hopefully tonight's storm and wind may help displace the debris to to verges.
Monday, 11 September 2017
Just a quick note to say that we did visit Mae’s today (ride organised by Colin Fisher) and I spoke to the owner/manager. He knows about this rumour of the café closing at the end of August and who started it. He assured me that they have no intention of closing and indeed they were rather busy when we arrived. So it seems that Mike will be OK for the stop in early October.
Sunday, 10 September 2017
Having looked at the forecast this morning, the band of heavier rain due around 1500 hrs seems to be arriving later. However it could be wetter than originally forecast on arrival at Greystoke. I am inclined to stick to my original plan to have an early lunch at Annie's.
Saturday, 9 September 2017
The weather forecast for Sunday appears to be changing by the hour! Latest BBC weather forecast is for heavy rain in Armathwaite from 1500hrs and scattered showers in Dalston and Greystoke areas throughout the morning. Temperatures range from 10-14degrees Celsius, winds are from the South freshening as the day goes by. With this in mind I am minded to have an 11's / Lunch spot ( I anticipate arriving at 1130hrs) at Annie's Cycle cafe (the gardens are closed for the summer, but we can self serve tea/coffee and soup for £1.30 and eat her flapjack for £0.50, please bring something else to eat). If it is still dry in Armathwaite we can decide whether to stop at the Fox and Pheasant. We can shorten the route or make it less undulating if we need to.
Please look at the blog before setting out to Dalston on Sunday, in case of a deterioration in the weather forecast. Look forward to seeing you at the New CarPark Dalston ...... John R
Tuesday, 5 September 2017
- The first concerns a sportive that I can recommend from having done it last year - details below
This White Horse sportive as usual comes in various lengths but the 80 mi route is a cracker! Do have a look and if you're interested we might combine transport or at least team up on the route.
- This second is an idea for a non Club ride day to go and do a route that takes in several of the most challenging hills in the North York Moors. It starts and finishes in Gt Ayton (home of the world's best ice cream maker Suggitt's!) The route is 125km 2800m ascent and includes Grosmont to Sleights Moor, Rosedale chimney & Blakey Bank among others.
If you are interested in joining me for this, let me know, and we can choose a time of fair weather and go for it! (The route can be modified at various places to make it a little shorter but not missing out on the ice creams!)
I am leading the ride for the same 11s via Strawberry Hill and Lazonby, which of course will be gently too.
After 11s we both aim to go to Up Front for lunch but we are separating again in the hope that the rejoining will be all the more special, and, if that works well, we may go our separate ways back to Frenchfields too.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as think they can manage with one of us for a bit and two of us for the other bits.
The tips and advice have been warmly received. Just back into cycling this has been a good move move for me.
Thank you one and all.
Monday, 4 September 2017
These have come off a new bike so have been used no more than round the car park!
11 speed 6800 cassette 11-28 - £30
rear derailleur short cage RD 6800 -£30
Also a 106 link (care - quite short) ultegra chain gratis for anyone who wants it - again not used I have a new link pin if you require or of course you could use a quick link.
Finally - two brand new Selle Italia saddles
(both c 290g and 135 x 280mm) make an offer?
£5 each to charity? Try before you buy!
Friday, 1 September 2017
Thursday, 31 August 2017
Alison S ...in alphabetical order of surname but reverse order of importance!
Tuesday, 29 August 2017
Donations for the catering will be given to Anne Faulder's charity, Genesis research Trust The money will be used to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting a mother and her baby. All money goes directly to Genesis Research. Anne says many thanks for any donations given. This is all part of Anne's trip to cycle Madagascar! I say 'thank you' to Pam for helping me to celebrate my birthday!
Monday, 28 August 2017
Wednesday is market day and so it is best to park either on the approach road coming in from Kirkby Stephen or if entering from Kirkby Lonsdale/M6 turn right onto the loop road that goes around by the school and park by the playing fields.
The route is Dentdale to Newby Head and then via Ribblehead for 11's at Horton in Ribblesdale.
We then cross North Craven passing Austwick, Keasden, Mewith to lunch at Wray.
There are various options for riding along the Lune Valley on the return to Sedbergh.
The weather forecast is generally good.
Do come along for an agreeable ride in some spectacular dales scenery.
Thursday, 24 August 2017
Monday, 21 August 2017
On reflection, and after a momentarily hysterical motorised recce, the routes could be slightly longer if they were both to include sheltered, purchased sustenance.
The adjustments to be made are gastronomically orientated - Alison's lunch stop (AFTER a 10.30 START to accommodate coffee / tea at the cafe at Lanercost) is at Bewcastle - eating what appeals to you of the fodder brought by you (the extension to her ride to take in a cafe would otherwise entail a 16 mile addition) - (in other words BYO - Alison.)
I have decided that a one stop ride (STARTING AT 09.30) would be improved by a cafe stop at Newcastleton, slightly off the 50 mile route but then including a location on the 80 mile Sportive route.
We can say that views are largely uninterrupted except by the natural folds of the land. There is, as a result, a paucity of oral fortification locations. Bring your own if you think you will need more food than is available at the single hostelries mentioned above.
PLEASE note that PARKING at the Lanercost Priory is limited to 2 hours. We suggest parking by the Bridge to the East where it is unrestricted except by the limitations of its boundaries.
Sunday, 20 August 2017
The ride will be lead by Alison from Langwathby and stopping for lunch at Staffield. Anne is providing quiche and salad lunch followed by cake! If you intend to join this ride could you let Anne know by adding your name to the list here If you can't make it you can still give to the charity by using the link above and donating on line.
Friday, 18 August 2017
Myself and Rosie are leading an easy/moderately paced ride with only one stop which is at Maulds Meaburn village hall Sunday cafe. Total distance is about 32miles, and there will only be one stop. See you at Beacon Edge cemetery lay-by at 9.30.
Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Monday, 14 August 2017
The ride will head south to The Forest of Bowland, going through Burton in Kendal, Caton and over Jubilee Tower to Slaidburn. The return will be via The Cross o Greet and Wray.
As this will be an 80+ mile ride and there are a few climbs (although none are brutal), the pace will reflect this and we may have 3 stops depending on group demand and time. If anyone wants to reduce this distance, they can meet us in Burton in Kendal between 1000 and 1015. This will shorten the ride to approx. 50 miles, but will not miss out any of the climbs! If you intend to take this option, will you please let me know on advance.
At the moment the forecast is looking good, so it should be a good day out. Drinks will be available in Bowston on our return.
Hope to see some of you on Wednesday. NOTE THE EARLY START.
01539 728617 mob 07504191781
Friday, 11 August 2017
0830 Start of 100mi and 200km
0930 Start of 100km
Brevet (clue cards) available at the start and sign on sheets.
Please note as it says on the Brevet cards:
If you abandon or do not see Mike or myself at the finish please let us know by leaving a message on my mobile so we can confirm everyone is safe. Having said that of course, as usual you ride at your own risk!
For those that use GPS here are the routes on .gpx files for the two longer rides
NOTE these were posted 12.30 Friday DO NOT use earlier version!
you will need to download them onto your computer or whatever, and then send them to your GPS in the usual way.
(Place in the Garmin>NewFiles folder on Garmin Edge. They then appear under Courses)
Find your own cafes on the route but the Cycle Cafe in Greystoke should be open until 6pm.(it being the second Sunday in the month!)on your return!
Monday, 7 August 2017
Sarah K, Martin Y and Adam (Martin's son) all finished the LEL Audax with time to spare!
Apparently the weather was not exactly favorable and about 40% of the riders were over time or had to pull out. Martin commented..
"...now in recovery mode; need tingling bits to stop tingling, swollen bits to recede and some skin to grow!"
Dianne commented that she had less sleep than any of the riders as one of the volunteer helpers at the Alston control.
On the club Wednesday ride up near Langholm we met lots of LEL riders on the return leg and one still on the way N! They looked in various states of health / fitness one was flat out at the side of the road asleep!
Here are some pics from the trip - thanks Martin and Adam
Congratulations all a tremendous achievement!
Saturday, 5 August 2017
Friday, 4 August 2017
Wednesday, 2 August 2017
I would encourage members to look at this video. Many will have seen it before but the point I would draw attention to is that if the road is wide enough (ie opposing vehicles can pass easily) then it is safer to ride in pairs in a close pack. Not in a long line.
It is sometimes difficult to decide when this is appropriate and certainly not on narrow winding lanes of which we have many in our area. When the road is wide enough and the traffic is not too heavy ride in pairs (up to 4) it's safer, more sociable and it saves energy!
But if we are in a big group riding in single file because of the conditions then please leave at least a car sized break every 4 so that following vehicles can get past safely. It should be the responsibility of the fifth rider to draw back from the group to leave the space and others behind should not take this as a cue to overtake him/her and catch up with the group ahead.
Be aware of other road users at all times!
I hope this doesn't sound too teacherly! - I mention it purely to promote thought and discussion
Tuesday, 1 August 2017
Hope to see the more hardy ones out at Langholm 0930!
Further post 0800 Wed - looking again at the weather a run over to Lockerbie might also be possible - at least a comfortable stop could be found! Decide at 0930
Thursday, 27 July 2017
Details of the routes can be found here:
100km map (click to enlarge)
100km route instructions
Its generally better to download the instructions before printing
100mi map (click to enlarge)
100mi route instructions
Its generally better to download the instructions before printing
200km route instructions
Its generally better to download the instructions before printing
Please let me know by email if you are interested in doing one of the rides so we know roughly how many to expect. I quite understand if on the day when the weather is poor or something else comes up you might not be able to come but vague numbers would be helpful. I know that the CTC Birthday rides finish that weekend.
There are several blogs which people may have missed about the 2 previous events and you may like to look at those to get a better idea of what it's all about. Audax1, Audax2, more info
Looking forward to seeing some of you out on the 13th August and a big thank you to Mike B for doing the 100km route.
Details of timings to follow but 08.00 start for the 200km route may be necessary!
Any problems with the information - give me a shout.
Monday, 24 July 2017
London Edinburgh London is one of Britain’s greatest cycling challenges. Run in conjunction with Audax UK it takes place every four years. Riders go from London to Edinburgh and back in under five days. It’s not a race, but you have just over 100 hours to get back to London.
1436km long it has 11,128m of climbing
So Good luck to our members Sarah K and Martin Y and Martin's son Adam. May the weather be good and the roads smooth!
The "two bike" ride will leave Dalston at 9.30 for an early coffee stop at Dirty Harry's Cafe (High Hesket), then on via Armathwaite for lunch at Talkin Tarn (where I'm sure there will be a pleasant micro-climate, despite the general forecast). Then return via Wetheral. Total distance 43 miles.
Mike will be putting a blog on about his '2 bike' ride. There will also be a blog about the alternative cafe stop.
Tomorrow (Tuesday) I intend to cycle the route I was intending to ride on Wednesday. Obviously it will not be a club run. The forecast is good. If anyone wants to join me I will be leaving Dalston car park at 9am.
Saturday, 22 July 2017
Distances between likely breaks, 15 miles (to Sally's tearooms for 11s) 11 miles to Rockliffe (where the pub is open so that if the weather turns inclement soup and or sandwich might be obtained. We had a coffee there today and were welcomed). 11 miles back to Sally's for tea / late lunch depending how timing etc is working out. 15 miles back to Lazonby.
The hardest climbs are in the last section, not just because you will have ridden a fair few miles before you get there. Alison asks that you do not blame us for this as we did not put the hills there.
Look forward to seeing people there.
If there are any changes after we reccy the route today, we will blog later on.
Hope to see some of you tomorrow,
Tuesday, 18 July 2017
Monday, 17 July 2017
Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Start at our house in Ousby (arrive any time after 9 am but please not earlier) - which literally is a building site as we are in the process of a lounge extension! Any plumbers / joiners / electricians / plasterers in EV?
Or meet en route eg Renwick about 10 am or Talkin Tarn cafe for 11's.
Monday, 10 July 2017
The route starts in Hartley because OS maps don't believe there is a connection between KS and Hartley but we will as usual meet in the car park and then the cloisters (outside the church in KS)
Obviously you can park at Yew Tree House but I shall leave at 9.15 ready for Kirkby Stephen departure at 9.30 continue via tiny lanes to foot bridge over a ford (help needed please) then Crosby Garret, view of Sunbiggin tarn aiming for 11's at Newbiggin. Continue via Fat Lamb for lunch/picnic at Farfield Mill then a gentle climb up Garsedale to the Moorcock, a few more hills before a great downhill via Mallerstang to Kirkby Stephen then teas at Jen's. Distance nearer to 45 than 40.Any from Geoffs ride welcome to call for tea too
Sunday, 9 July 2017
To sign up you need to register with British Cycling which is free.
Saturday, 8 July 2017
Tuesday, 4 July 2017
There is no change to this Wednesday's café stop which is at the Pot Place, Plumpton, for those of us not fancying 70 (ish/+) miles from Burneside or Annan...
Monday, 3 July 2017
The route will take us to Kirkby Lonsdale, where we will have 11s at the Bakery. From here we will head for Morecambe via Burton, Halton and the Lancaster cycle route. Lunch will be on the Stone Jetty. The return leg will be via Cragg Bank, Silverdale and Arnside (possible ice cream stop at the jetty!), before returning to Burneside via Natland. The total distance will be approx. 72 miles, but after the first 10 the terrain is fairly gentle.
There will be refreshments post ride at Bowston for those who wish to join us.
The forecast is looking good so hopefully we will see some of you on Wednesday.
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
There will be two courses 50km and 100km both setting out from Melmerby Village Hall
The 100km route will set out at 10 00 and the 50km route at 12 00 so that they should both arrive home at about the same time. (1500-1530ish)
There will be tea/coffee and back-pocket traybake on departure and the same on return at a proposed cost of £5.
As last time you can do the course(s) either individually or in groups - it's up to you, and the idea is to follow the course and pick up the information.
The course route cards are available to pre-read at the links below although I will have a few extras on the day (Better to have a look at the route beforehand!)
100km course here
50km course here
Hope to see lots of you on Sunday
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Its 30m at a moderate pace, with a stop at the cafe in Hesket. There will be a designated Sustrans leader, and as a local you would just need to help with directions. You can also bring a friend?
Meet. Greystoke 9.30 start.
The ride initially heads to Threlkeld for an early coffee stop and then Keswick to start a circuit of Derwent Water. Lunch will either be at Rosthwaite or if the weather turns very wet at Grange.
There are some hilly bits of the ride but these will be taken at an appropriate pace and the distance between cafe stops is not great.
I hope to see many medium pace riders on tomorrow's summer club run.
We will be going round Skiddaw to the Crown Inn then up to Buttermere and over Honister; back via Portinscale Threlkeld and Mungrisdale. (<70mi 2100m ascent)
Monday, 26 June 2017
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Sunday, 25 June 2017
Wednesdays: The Pot Place (1), Mill Yard café Morland (2) Abbott Lodge (3) Mrs Miller's Culgaith (4) ....(5) Sundays: Granny Dowbekins at Pooley Bridge (except for August - see runs list when it comes out)(1) Melmerby Stores and tea room (2) Brougham Hall (3) Booths (4).....(5)
Thursday, 22 June 2017
Monday, 19 June 2017
Friday, 16 June 2017
The ride will start at Dalston new carpark at 9.30. 11s will be at Watchtree and lunch will be BYO sandwiches to the chapel at Port Carlisle where there is tea and coffee making facilities or you can go to the Highland Laddie at Glasson.
Flat, easy paced about 40 miles but we can see how we feel on the day. The forecast at the moment is good so hopefully it will stay that way.
There will be a cup of tea and a piece of cake at 37 Carlisle Rd afterwards.
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Monday, 12 June 2017
The route will take us over Holbeck Lane to Staveley and Winster before we reach Bowland Bridge Stores Cafe for 11's. From here we will climb over Gummers Howe and from Newby Bridge we will head for Coniston via Bouth and Spark Bridge and enter via the east side of the lake. The return leg after lunch will be via Yew Tree Tarn, Little Langdale, Blea Tarn and Red Bank.
The total distance will be approx. 60 miles, with 6000 feet of climbing, so we will aim to ride as a group at a steady pace, particularly as there is potential to get off route if you are off the front.
The forecast at the moment is looking good so hopefully I will see some of you in Grasmere on Wednesday.
Thursday, 8 June 2017
Some of you may know that I am the coordinator for the Eden Valley Sustrans volunteers, and as such I have organised a series of rides, connected with the Sustrans Festivol taking place from Newton Rigg college, Penrith on Sat 8th and Sun 9th July.
The organisers have asked if I can find some riders with local knowledge to accompany these rides. Sustrans will provide the leaders for the rides, so you don't have to be a "ride leader", just help with navigation etc.
The 3 rides on the Sat are for 4 hours in the afternoon and range from 40 to 60km, and the 3 rides on Sunday are in the morning and are for 3 hours and are 30 or 40km.
They will be what we consider to be 2 bike rides ie a moderate pace, and all will have a cafe stop.
If you think you might be able to help, please get in touch.
Just a quick word about the ride on Sun. I am changing the 11's stop from Appleby to Morland, because of the Appleby Horse Fair being on that I'd forgotten about.
Orton will still be the lunch stop, and will be coming back via Shap, Bampton & Askham.
The mileage could be a bit less than the 45 miles stated and the ride will start at The Cross Keys at Carleton as published.
I hope to see some of you at the start.
( Placed by CJ on behalf of Bill )
Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Glendale is approx 250metres north of Cotehill on the road to Cumwhinton. Parking is available on the drive but please close the gates (Dog).
Ride as on the Runs list. Tea etc at Glendale after the ride.
Hope to see you on Wednesday.
Phil and Rosie.
Monday, 5 June 2017
This was a great pilot for an alternative style of club ride, hope there's several more in the pipeline. Thanks for all the hard work, Geoff - it was worth it!
Cathy and Keith
Thursday, 1 June 2017
For a bit of background see this post
The route from Langwathby Green, starting at 0930 is available here for you to look at beforehand You have the choice of doing it individually, or as a group. So if you are unfamiliar with the idea you can have a go for fun, or if you prefer challenge yourself as an individual. Though standard Audax routes start at 100km ('populaire') and 200km they can go up to 600km or more! (over several days).
On Sunday the distance is 94km almost 60mi (link to route again) - not too tough!
The weather looks to be OK so come and have some fun!
Hope to see you there - further details of information controls at the start
If there is interest on 2nd July starting from Melmerby VH, we propose to run two introductory self-led courses of approx 30mi (50km) and 60mi (100km) These will start at different times so that they finish with refreshments at the Village Hall in Melmerby. Hopefully this will provide a challenge and get a large group of us together after the ride(s) Look out for this on the blog and the runs list.
This is not an official event but a replacement for a group ride, however as in group rides we can accept up to three visitors(non cycling uk) or others who can show they have their own insurance.
Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Monday, 29 May 2017
The route will take us out over Lamps Moss to Gunnerside, where we will stop for coffee. From here we will head for Richmond and stop for lunch. Our return will be via Redmire and Wensleydale, with a possible stop in Askrigg for afternoon tea, depending on group needs and time.
The total distance will be approx. 72 miles, with Lamps Moss being the major climb on an undulating route. The forecast is looking very good, with wall to wall sunshine in Richmond!
Hope to see you on Wednesday.
Friday, 26 May 2017
The pace will be moderate (10-12mph)
Monday, 22 May 2017
Ride is as the runs list following the Reivers Route to Workington via Sustrans Route 71 and return on first bit of C2C Route from Whitehaven via Whinlatter. Coffee in Cockermouth after 17miles and lunch in Whitehaven after further 18 miles or so. Total ride length about 79 miles.
I will be cycling from home in Raughton Head to start of ride, if anyone would care to join me (leaving at 08:20) you will be most welcome. This will add 6 miles onto each end of the ride for a total ride length of about 90 miles.
Hope to see you Wednesday.
Posted on behalf of Alison and Pam
Saturday, 20 May 2017
Annan Main Square ( near Town Hall ) at 09:30
Cafe 91 Lockerbie ( Approx 14 miles )
Cafe beside River Nith in Dumfries via Ae village ( Approx 23 miles )
To Annan via the Nith Estuary, Caerlaverock Castle, Ruthwell, Powfoot and Newbie ( Approx 19 miles )
The total distance will be 62 miles
Monday, 15 May 2017
Phil and Rosie Blanshard
Saturday, 13 May 2017
This is a steady(/traditionally) paced ride but with one or two hills and essentially intending to enjoy a pleasant tour. Starting along the fellside to Murton and so to Appleby for coffee. Then via Burrells and the Soulby road to Whygill head and Orton for lunch. In the afternoon up the Lyvennet taking in the stepping stones at High Whitber and back for tea. (78km 859m ascent)
Hoping to see some of you tomorrow. Weather - possibility of showers in the morning but then turning into a glorious day!!
Thursday, 11 May 2017
The next scheduled café stop there from the runs list is on Wednesday 24 May (the fourth Wednesday in the month) - if there is any change, hopefully it will be appear on the blog.
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
Thanks to John Wilson for devising this route following the Eden from source to sea. The idea is that, as far as roads allow (which isn't always far), we go out one side of the river and back on the other side.
I hope to see some of you tomorrow.
Monday, 8 May 2017
Friday, 5 May 2017
Wednesday, 3 May 2017
The time has come they feel, for someone else to take over. So we are looking for volunteers!
It is not too onerous a task but it is better suited to two individuals so that one can check the other and avoid mistakes. Dallas is more than happy to guide whoever fancies taking on this very worthwhile task for the first year.
Please contact Dallas in the first instance if you are interested.
Thoughts have been given to next year already as it is important to get a booking in sooner rather than later. To that end, please would ALL GROUP MEMBERS that might consider coming on the Post Easter Week Away please fill in a short questionnaire located HERE (click) Select one of the bullet points and don't forget to submit the form (ie click the SUBMIT button at the bottom)
THIS SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED
We are extremely grateful to Claire and Dallas for all the work they have done over the years in making the Away Week an Happy, Easy-going social highlight of our year - They can't be held responsible for the weather!
Tuesday, 2 May 2017
I hope to see some of you tomorrow,
Saturday, 29 April 2017
I look forward to seeing some of you at the start.
Thursday, 27 April 2017
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Monday, 24 April 2017
So, we will now meet at Burneside Church for a 0930 start. There's parking on our drive for a few cars if you wish to park here.
From Burneside we will head for Glenridding via Kirkstone for 11's before going over Matterdale to Threlkeld, St John's in the Vale, round the back of Thirlmere and having Lunch in Grasmere. The return leg will be via Ambleside, Holbeck Lane and Troutbeck for a total distance of 60+ miles over hilly terrain.
At the moment it looks like the temperatures will be kinder here, so hopefully it should be a good ride.
Hope to see you on Wednesday.
Saturday, 22 April 2017
We will be leaving Annan (war memorial) at 9.30 and riding to Lockerbie for coffee, then on to Dumfries for lunch. I suggest you bring your own lunch just in case, but normally there will be at least one cafe open on a Sunday for tea and coffee.
Looking forward to seeing a few people and wishing the rest of you a great week away in Lincolnshire.
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
Anyone wishing to join me in riding from Langwathby to Thiefside for the start, can meet me at Langwathby Village Green at 8.25am
Monday, 17 April 2017
Thursday, 13 April 2017
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Mike's Ride: Will be about 50 miles and a moderate pace. Late elevenses at the Mill Yard Cafe, Morland. Lunch (late) will also be at the Pot Place.
Sunday, 9 April 2017
Thursday, 6 April 2017
Phil and Rosie Blanshard
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
Saturday, 1 April 2017
I cycle to and from Westminster regularly so I fully appreciate your concerns and I also recognise the importance of cycling. I am also a strong supporter of The Watchtree Wheelers - who provide cycling opportunities for all whilst specialising in providing facilities, equipment and training for disabled and disadvantaged people. This extremely successful and popular local charity was established in 2009 and does a brilliant job in making cycling accessible to all. I can see the joy it helps bring to those who are able to use these excellent bicycles, and who gain so much from being able to cycle in the nature in and around Wigton.
The Department for Transport is also working on wider cyclist safety in other ways, including changes to vehicle design, publicity, campaigns, as well as mandatory training for HGV drivers and optional training for cyclists.
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Friday, 31 March 2017
Leaving Pooley Bridge, our route takes us via Askham and Great Strickland to Morland (10 miles) for Lunch (bring a picnic if you want to eat by the river). After lunch, we'll head back to Langwathby via Temple Sowerby and Culgaith (10 miles). Total for the full route will be 40 miles of reasonable terrain, taken at a very moderate pace.
At the end of the ride, you are very welcome to come back to our house for tea and biscuits with Joy and I.
So if you want a good bike box for £90, email or give me a ring.
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Maybe met up with a few of you there?
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Well done to everyone for braving the weather.
Meet Cotehill crossroads at 12.00 or Thiefside at 1.00p.m. for lunch. Followed by 30 - 40 mile impromptu ride. Hopefully we will meet up with some of you at some point!